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Armenia: a new opportunity for European Progressives

By Marina Ohanjanyan / 20 April, 2019

Armenia has been in Europe’s blind spot for many years. Last year’s “Velvet Revolution” however presents an exciting new opportunity to bring the country into Europe’s focus again. A previous tabu topics like women’s representation and LGBT rights are being discussed in parliament, there’s hope for Progressives too. Speaking bluntly,...

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Nagorno-Karabakh: nationalist politics at geo-political cross-roads

By Philip Gamaghelyan / 19 April, 2019

For decades, those affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict have been a hostage of geopolitics and own nationalist discourses. Recently, both the ‘Velvet Revolution’ in Armenia, which resulted in the election of a legitimate government, and the de-escalation approach pursued by Azerbaijan created an opening. This opening has the potential to...

Reforms in Armenia: the challenges ahead

By Armen Grigoryan / 18 April, 2019

Formed in the aftermath of the revolution in early 2018, the current Armenian cabinet enjoys a high level of public approval. However, a series of political and economic factors constitute potential impediments for the economic reform and development possibilities. Internal weakness, micromanagement and dependence on Russia are amongst them. Prime...

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