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The Turbulent World Order, Armexit, and the Promising Prospects of a US-Armenia Strategic Alliance

An open letter published on the anniversary of July 31, 2016, when Sasna Tsrer temporarily laid down their arms to continue the rebellion. The turbulent world order, which emerged after the Cold War, has created a promising prospects for: (1) … 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 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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30 Armenians

Both ancient and modern writers have used the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC between the Greeks and the Persians as an example of the power of a patriotic army defending their native soil. The Spartan King Leonidas, who was … 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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