“Yezidi minority continues to face problems with regard to land, water and grazing issues,” a Council of Europe report says
Will the Ahtisaari Plan Be a Guide for Settling O ther Frozen Conflicts?
If the 2007 parliamentary and the 2008 presidential elections are not free and fair Armenia might be deprived of the opportunity of receiving US assistance within the framework of the Millennium Challenge program providing for $236 million for strategic investments in rural roads and irrigation infrastructure.
Only Armenia and Moldova Submitted to Moscow’s Energy Blackmail
The Nagorno Karabakh President Knows What Needs To Be Done
The Former Prime Minister Predicts a Change of Power in 2008.
International Crisis Group Criticizes Georgia's Policies in its Report on Javakhk
The November 23, 2006 telethon in the United States exceeded all expectations. The press service of the President of Nagorno Karabakh announced that according to preliminary calculations $13,600,000 was raised. “Nagorno Karabakh President Arkady Ghukasyan, who was in the United States and met with many influential representatives of the Armenian Diaspora played a significant role in guaranteeing the success of the telethon,” the press...
It has finally become known that Russia has bought, or rather, will buy by January 1, 2007 the last strategically significant energy source of Armenia – the 40-kilometer section of the Iran-Armenia gas pipeline currently under construction.
On October 12, 2006 the National Assembly of France adopted a bill that would make it a crime to deny the Armenian Genocide with 106 votes “for” and 19 “against”.
They are trying to restore contacts between Yerevan and Baku
The National Youth Report prepared by the Ministry of Culture and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia has revealed that according to sociological polls conducted in 2005, 77 percent of 16-to-30-year olds expressed the desire to leave the homeland, in other words, to emigrate. Only 21 percent of the young people surveyed wished to continue living in their current place of residence.
The General Committee of the sixty-first session of the UN General Assembly recommended not to include a new item entitled “Protracted conflicts in the GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Republic of Moldova) area and their implications for international peace, security and development” in its work program, but the General Assembly, following a contentious procedural debate, decided by a recorded vote of 15 in favor of the recommendation...
UN General Assembly adopts a resolution entitled “The situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan”
Having chosen the path to European integration, Armenia nevertheless resembles an Eastern autocracy
The official opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline took place on July 13, 2006 at the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan.
"Though it stretched From Sea to Sea in the Past, Armenia Has Withered to a Handful of Land. We Have to Preserve This Land."
Kocharyan Makes Unprecedented Concessions on Karabakh but Aliyev Demands More
Vrej Babayan was born in 1965 in Berdashen, a village in the Martuni region of Nagorno-Karabakh. He graduated from the Faculty of Applied Mathematics at Yerevan State University and started working in 1990 at the secondary school in the neighboring village of Hoghorti, also participating in the war with the armed self-defense groups of this village.
45-year old Harutyun Virabyan is the father of three children. His eldest, Hrach, is to begin military service this fall.
An unnamed source from the Russian Foreign Ministry informed the Russian mass media immediately following the Bucharest meeting of the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan (June 4-5, 2006) that Robert Kocharyan and Ilham Aliyev had not been able to agree upon two principal matters - the width of the Lachin corridor and the status of Nagorno Karabakh. Commenting on this statement, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamadyarov said at a June...
The Karabakh war entered every single settlement in Armenia, and almost every family, in one way or another, hitting some Armenian hearths more than once. The war came to the Khachikyan family of the village of Voskevan in the Tavush Marz three times.
Interview with Heikki Talvitie, former EU special representative in the South Caucasus (2003-2006), Finnish former co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group (1995-1996)
Interview with Former Head of the State Department on Special Programs, First Deputy Minister of Defense Vahan Shirkhanyan
Interview with Former Prime Minister (1990-1991) and Minister of Defense (1992-1993) Vazgen Manukyan
Interview with Former Foreign Minister Vahan Papazyan
Following the Rambouillet failure, the international mediators in the Karabakh settlement are attempting to organize yet another meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents.
In his regular April 24 th message George W. Bush emphasized that the United States " remember[s] one of the horrible tragedies of the 20th century -- the mass killings and forced exile of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in the final days of the Ottoman Empire in 1915." "This was a tragedy for all humanity and one that we and the world must never forget," the US president said.
Official Yerevan no longer conceals the fact that it is carrying on negotiations with the Russian state- run Gazprom Company over the selling of the 40-kilometer-long Agarak-Kadjaran segment of the Iran- Armenia gas pipeline currently under construction.
Hetq's political analyst, Tatul Hakobyan, has written extensively on the Nagorno Karabakh negotiations. He has been working for eighteen months now on a book dedicated to the peace process that is due out by the end of this year.
Certain activity in the Karabakh settlement is anticipated in the coming weeks - on April 28, 2006 US president George W. Bush will receive Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev.
While the United States continue to attach importance to Armenia's energy security encouraging the diversification of its energy sources, official Yerevan has deepened Armenia's dependence on Russia by signing an agreement with the Russian state-run giant Gazprom.
On April 3, 1993 Karabakh forces occupied Kelbajar. A day later Turkey closed its border with Armenia
Vladimir Kazimirov: EU Involvement Will Make Negotiations More Chaotic.
Unlike Moscow, Yerevan and Washington Do Not View "Frozen" Conflicts on the Same Plane
Though during his March 6-8 visit to Yerevan Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Bryza characterized the head of the American diplomatic mission to Armenia, John Evans, as a "fantastic ambassador", rumors of Evans' recall persist.
Aliyev makes warlike calls from an occupied area of Martakert Kocharyan threatens to recognize NKR
The tide of color revolutions throughout the post-Soviet space has forced a number of authoritarian leaders to reconsider and to correct their foreign policy priorities.
"The visit by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Manouchehr Mottaki was neither a surprise nor was it planned," was the non-standard response we received from Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian to our question last Friday during his joint press conference with European Commissioner for Foreign Affairs Benita Ferrero-Waldner.
There are two key issues in negotiations: the status of Nagorno Karabakh and the withdrawal of troops from the Armenian-controlled territories.