Category Archives: Admin

The Power Should Be Returned to People

The events of July 2016 will undoubtedly have repercussions for Armenia’s political life for months, if not years, to come. There is still a healthy amount of inquiry into what took place during those important two weeks in Armenia’s modern … Continue reading

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Silence and Hypocrisy—Killers of Hope

An urgent call for our Diaspora to demand democracy and human rights in Armenia. While many foreign and outside entities had appealed for a non-extreme response to the extreme actions taken by an armed group at the Yerevan police station, the Diaspora … Continue reading

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When People Are Fed Up

Perhaps since the takeover of Bastille in Paris in July 1789, much of the humanity has chosen non-violent methods for settling political discourse. On the one hand, times were changing and the use of arms looked increasingly uncivilized even while dealing … Continue reading

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Mismanagement and Corruption in Armenia’s Electricity Sector

Executive Summary: Armenia has one of the highest shares of inexpensive hydroelectricity generation; the lowest shares of expensive natural gas generation; and a high share of inexpensive nuclear power generation. Yet it has the highest electricity tariff among the comparator … Continue reading

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Monopoly Profits in the Wheat Flour Market in Armenia

Executive Summary: Conservative estimates show that the companies involved in importing wheat and selling flour on the Armenian market charge approximately double what it costs them to import, transport, mill, and sell the wheat/wheat flour. In 2014 alone, the two … Continue reading

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Հայաստանի Սաստկացող Տնտեսական Ճգնաժամը

      Ռուսաստանը բավականին լուրջ ճգնաժամի մեջ է: Այդ ճգնաժամի բնույթն ու խորությունը հասկանալն անհրաժեշտ է ամբողջությամբ ըմբռնելու համար, թե Հայաստանի տնտեսությանն իրականում ինչ է սպասվում մոտ ապագայում: Ռուսական ճգնաժամի պատճառները ավելի քան ակնհայտ են՝ արևմտյան սանկցիաները (հիմնականում ֆինանսական) … Continue reading

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Easy Money: Implications of Armenia’s Recent Sovereign Bond Issuance

On Thursday, September 19, 2013, Armenia issued its first sovereign US$-denominated bond and joined Bolivia, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Mongolia, and a handful of other (mostly low-income) countries that within the past year or so entered the international market for the … Continue reading

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