Daily Archives: Wednesday, 10 October, 2012

Georgia: Is Tbilisi Setting Political Benchmark for Azerbaijan, Armenia?

Last time, Georgians did it via revolution. This time, political change came through the ballot box. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili’s concession of Georgia’s October 1 parliamentary election to his political foes, the Georgian Dream coalition headed by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, is giving two of the country’s neighbors, Armenia and Azerbaijan, a fresh reason to pay […]

Reducing the risk of disaster in Armenia

Reducing the risk of disaster in Armenia

Hovhannes Arakelyan has witnessed hundreds of floods in his remote village of Sipanik, in Western Armenia. “I have seen smashed roads, houses, and crops, and disasters used to diminish our hope for a better life,” says the 72-year-old. Sipanik’s regular inundation when the Hrazdan River floods is just one of the catastrophes that many Armenians […]

Exodus Realities: Russian Ambassador Asks “Why are people leaving Armenia?”

Exodus Realities: Russian Ambassador Asks “Why are people leaving Armenia?”

In June of last year, Armenian President Sargsyan instructed his government agencies dealing with migration issues to manufacture data that would show that more people were entering the country than leaving. This manipulation of the numbers was doomed from the start. Average citizens of Armenia daily see long lines of people waiting outside foreign embassies […]

Karabakh: Azerbaijan says ready for war, Armenia says ready to counterstrike

Karabakh: Azerbaijan says ready for war, Armenia says ready to counterstrike

Over the last week President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan at least three times during interviews and official meetings stated that Azerbaijan is preparing for war, and the Armenian people will mobilize their full potential in the event of resumed hostilities over Karabakh. Some experts link the president’s statement to the coming election campaign. The subject […]

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