- CSTO to hold military exercises in Armenia.
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- Aliyev States that Azerbaijan is Ready for Peace Treaty Talks.
By Mark Dovich Health code violations or political retaliation? That is the question many are asking as hundreds of Armenian trucks loaded with agricultural goods remain stalled at a key border crossing between Georgia and Russia for alleged sanitary issues, prompting Yerevan to take the rare step of calling an emergency meeting of a Moscow-led trade bloc. “We have called an emergency meeting (of the Eurasian Economic Union), which will take place within the next two days,” Economy Minister Vahan Kerobyan told reporters Wednesday. There was no other information made immediately available, as fears grow in Yerevan of a potentially […]
Hanna Notte, an expert on Russian foreign and security policy, gave a lecture on Russia-Turkey relations and their repercussions for the South Caucasus and Middle East. Hanna Notte is a Senior Research Associate at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation and a Senior Associate (non-resident) in the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, D.C. The lecture was given at an international symposium on Russia organized by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in Yerevan and Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, on July 2-12, 2023.
Lt Colonel Glen Grant has witnessed militaries transformed by war. The veteran British Army officer is a featured speaker at the 2023 Yerevan Security Summit now, and advises Ukraine in countering Russian aggression. In this exclusive discussion with Civilnet, host Patrick Elliott talks to Lt. Grant about his hard-earned insights on how Armenia can strengthen defense through reforms mirroring those that bolstered Ukraine. Key lessons on rapid adoption, low-cost force multipliers, and resilient defense strategies are covered.
By Ani Avetisyan The mining industry plays a significant role in Armenia’s economy, accounting for over 30% of the country’s total exports. Armenia’s metal mines are the most lucrative, and the mining companies are one of the country’s biggest taxpayers. But the industry is heavily politicized from the environmental side and dependent on foreign – primarily Russian – investors on the other. The Russian business and political elite have had long-term interests in Armenia’s mining industry, and they’ve managed to take ownership of large portions of the country’s important mines. The dependence on Russian investment has left Armenia’s economy vulnerable […]