Category Archives: SOCIETY

Velvet Revolution: Week of Great Expectations (April 30-May 4)

On May 1, following almost nine hours of parliamentary hearing to consider the nomination of the leader of the opposition, MP Nikol Pashinyan, as Prime Minster, the Armenia’s parliament voted down his candidacy with a 45-56 vote. Yelq Alliance, Tsarukyan … Continue reading

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Armenia’s Velvet Resolution: Some Reflections on Developments of the Week (April 23-27)

By Eduard Abrahamyan, Fellow On Monday, April 23, 2018, while most leaders of the mass protest movement were in detention, Prime Minister Serge Sargsyan resigned under an increasing pressure of almost two hundred thousand protesters across Armenia, a move that … Continue reading

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Can the Armenian Diaspora Bring a “New Management Culture” to Armenia?

by Kristin Cavoukian, Senior Fellow This February, Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan invited the Armenian diaspora to be part of the country’s future by contributing to government-led reform efforts. He implored recognized educators and scientists to “bring in a new management … Continue reading

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Arthur Sargsyan, “The Bread Bearer”, is Dead; The Ruling Power in the Republic of Armenia Bears Direct Responsibility for it; Self Proclaimed Representative Institutions in the Diaspora Hold Indirect Responsibility by Keeping Silent

Thus, “the bread bearer” (“Hats Perogh”) died on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 15:00 (Yerevan time). The man had braved police roadblocks on July 26, 2016 to bring supplies to the insurgents (“Sasna Tsrer”) who had stormed and held the … Continue reading

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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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The Temple is Crumbling: The Corruption of the Armenian Apostolic Church

Discussion at the Toronto Colloquium By Annie Demirjian, Senior Fellow We were always told that the Armenian Apostolic Church is the bastion of religious, moral, cultural and national strength.  Over centuries, whether fighting the armies of Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, protecting … 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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