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Chatham House: Russia purchased Armenia

Chatham House: Russia purchased Armenia

Russia’s influence in the South Caucasus  and Central Asia is in decline but it keeps pushing against the tide,  Chatham House says in its report “The Long Goodbye: Waning Russian  Influence in the South Caucasus and Central Asia.” “The...
Inter-religious dialogue around Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Inter-religious dialogue around Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

International media have a long history of presenting political events in terms of their religious context. Reports on the recent Egyptian elections, for example, cast the election results as an “Islamist win”; political commentary was shaped...
Armenia's Population Drain

Armenia’s Population Drain

It happened twenty-three years ago next month, but Armenia’s second city Gyumri has never fully recovered from the devastating earthquake of 1988. A full 8 percent of the population perished in the quake. Local newspaper editor Levon Barsegian,...
THE PERILS OF NON-RESOLUTION IN NAGORNO-KARABAKH

The perils of non-resolution in Nagorno-Karabakh

The unresolved conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh has once again raised its head. This is not surprising because the failure of Moscow’s attempt to broker a solution earlier this year appears to have conformed to a dynamic common to such conflict....
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Armenia: An Ethnocratic Regime

Armenia: An Ethnocratic Regime (extraction from article: Who Gains from the “No War No Peace” Situation? A Critical Analysis of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict) Ethnicity and ethnic loyalty are at the centre of politics in Armenia. As Suny...

On Autonomy For Nagorno-Karabakh: Lessons Of History

This article, which offers new approaches to the already known facts and documents dating to 1920-1923 when Nagorno-Karabakh acquired its autonomy, can be described as a successful attempt at restoring an objective picture of the past events....

Moscow and the Delimitation of Karabakh in the 1920s VOL. IV

Armenian authors and politicians who try to place all the blame on Stalin must certainly be familiar with the documentary picture of those dramatic sessions of the Caucasus Bureau of the Central Committee of the RKP(b).  Every detail of what...

Karabakh in XIII-XIV cc

Karabakh has been an  integral part of Azerbaijan for the whole period of history,  including the XIII-XIV centuries. As was correctly noted by the prominent Russian Orientalist A. Y. Yakubovsky, by the name Azerbaijan in that period was meant...

Moscow and the Delimitation of Karabakh in the 1920s (part 4)

The well-known session of the Caucasus Bureau of the Central Committee of the RKP(b) on June 27, 1921 adopted a statute about the objectively existing economic linkage of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan, while leaving the historical and ethnographic...

The Implications of the 1993 U.N. Security Council Action for the Settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict (part 3)

Resolution 822: Resolving a dilemma between the undeniable and the unacceptable Resolution 822, which was the first in series of resolutions adopted by the U.N. Security Council related to the conflict, is significant on several levels. First,...