Armenia

PONARS Eurasia 09 Nov 2020
(TASS) Joe Biden announced his victory in the 2020 US presidential election. And although Donald Trump has not yet admitted his defeat and threatens to challenge the results of the vote in court, there is no doubt that a change of administration is coming in the White House. According to US media reports, the future president’s team has already begun to divvy up top jobs, including foreign...
Anar Valiyev 06 Nov 2020
(PONARS Eurasia Commentary) From the beginning of the escalation of the conflict in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, some accusations were aired in several European and Russian mainstream media about the involvement of Middle Eastern militants and mercenaries in the fighting. Some of the articles accused Azerbaijan and Turkey of involving Syrian militant groups in Karabakh. Other stories...
01 Nov 2020
(PONARS Eurasia Commentary) While Azerbaijani government officials and observers have alleged a strategy by Armenia to involve Russian-sponsored security organizations in recent escalations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, these claims are more reflective of a misconception than reality. Conventional wisdom fails to recognize these structures as representing alternative security perceptions and...
PONARS Eurasia 12 Oct 2020
(Live Science) Since the end of September, hundreds of soldiers and civilians are thought to have been killed in a rapidly developing conflict between the rival Caucasus nations of Armenia and Azerbaijan.  But why are they in conflict? [...] "I don't think anyone knows for sure why this recent conflict started now. It looks like Azerbaijan started it, but it's difficult to know...
PONARS Eurasia 07 Oct 2020
(ArmInfo) Just a couple of days ago, literally, I would say that I do not see any indicators that show the possibility of a suspension of hostilities, however, now the situation has changed. Director of the Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan stated this at a press conference. In particular,  according to him, these indicators are the plane that landed in Yerevan, the...
Pavel Baev 30 Sep 2020
(Brookings) full-blown war erupted in the South Caucasus last Sunday, September 27, and as the two belligerents — Armenia and Azerbaijan — mobilize their forces under martial law, no international authority is trying in earnest to stop the hostilities. The conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region ignited 30 years ago as the Soviet Union was collapsing and has never effectively “...
(jam-news.net) Why has Armenia, with its modest geographical size and only two open land borders before the pandemic – Georgia and Iran – become the regional leader in coronavirus infections? Doctors and experts, and even ordinary citizens are closely monitoring the statistics in Armenia in order to try to find at least a few positive trends. Every day at 11:00 am, when the Ministry of...
PONARS Eurasia 15 Apr 2020
(IWPR) The breakaway republic of Nagorny Karabakh is voting in its second round of presidential elections, despite warnings of the potential dangers of public gatherings amidst the coronavirus pandemic. While elections on March 31 led to the formation of a new parliament, none of the presidential candidates received more than 50 per cent of the votes. [...] “The future of the Karabakh...

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