Category Archives: POLITICS

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Armed Standoff in Yerevan on July 17-31, 2016

The biggest political event of the passing 2016 in Armenia undoubtedly was the takeover by a group of gunmen of a large police compound in downtown Yerevan in July. The events that followed revealed amply the scale and the severity … Continue reading

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«Բոլշեւիկներն» ընդդեմ Հայաստանի ապագայի

by Davit Davtyan, Fellow Այն ամենը, ինչ այսօր սովորական է ու նույնիսկ կենցաղային, ժամանակին համարվել է «մարգինալների» կողմից մատուցվող խելագարություն, ուտոպիա, կամ սատանայություն: Օրինակ, ըստ հավաստի աղբյուրների, տարիներ առաջ այդ «մարգինալները» Ստեփանակերտում պատանդ վերցնելով ռուսական գնդի սպաներին, ստիպեցին նրանց հեռանալ, ազատելով … Continue reading

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The Kremlin’s Grip and Armenia’s Slide toward Dictatorship

by David Grigorian, Co-founder and Senior Fellow (re-printed from PONARS Eurasia Blog) If there is a part of the world where Russia’s dominance is obvious, it is Armenia. The aftermath of the late July events in Armenia risk pushing the … Continue reading

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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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Is Armenia Becoming a Failed State?

By Annie Demirjian, Senior Fellow It is quite shocking to see the pictures of handcuffed peaceful demonstrators in the streets of Yerevan but for a Canadian it was doubly shocking for me to see the pictures of the Canadian actress Arsinee Khanjian … 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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Letter to President Obama

The members of the Armenian community of Washington, DC, who took part in the public protest action on July 31 in front of the White House, sent the following letter to President Obama. The Honorable Barack Obama President of the … Continue reading

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