- Just over 2,584,000 Armenians are registered to vote on June 20.
- Freedom House calls on Armenian politicians to avoid violent rhetoric.
- US State Department official Philip Reeker holds talks with Pashinyan.
This week’s episode of Insights with Eric Hacopian examines significant diplomatic and historical developments in France and Armenia. Eric will discuss the visit of the French defense minister to Armenia and the internment of resistance heroes Missak Manouchian and Meline Assadourian. He will also explore the recent arrest and release of an Azeri war criminal in Moscow.
By Paul Vartan Sookiasian British Petroleum (BP) has come under scrutiny for enabling the abuses of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s autocratic regime. The Washington, D.C.-based coalition No Business With Genocide, which works to stop corporations from funding or profiting from genocide and other mass atrocities, has made BP a main of focus of its campaign. In a petition addressed to BP’s Interim CEO Murray Auchincloss, the coalition points out that BP has been “conspicuously silent” about the ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh. As such, it accuses the oil giant of complicity in these crimes. BP has invested […]
Tigran Sargsyan, the co-founder and CEO of the Yerevan-based software developer AOByte, sits down with CivilNet’s Mark Dovich to talk about his experience working in Armenia’s burgeoning tech sector and where he sees the industry going in the future. Tigran also discusses the importance of the diaspora in Armenia’s economy and provides some tips for entrepreneurs looking to get involved in the country’s development.
By Skylar Yoder In January, Human Rights Watch released its annual World Report on human rights trends and practices around the globe, including in Armenia. The report highlighted Armenia’s pursuit of judicial, police, disability, and educational reforms in 2023. However, it noted key areas of concern raised by human rights groups, particularly the efficacy of comprehensive judicial and police reforms to hold responsible those who commit violations, including corruption. One example provided was the police’s disproportionate use of force during a drug raid in a prominent Yerevan nightclub in April 2023, which resulted in an abuse of power case that […]
In this episode, we explore the life of Paolo Pirjanian, PhD., the founder and CEO of Embodied, Inc., the company that created the infamous Moxie robot. Born to Armenian parents in Tehran, Paolo’s life turned upside down during the Iranian revolution, forcing him and his family to flee and eventually settle in the small town of Aalborg in Denmark. There, he faced even more distress due to discrimination, social isolation and rejection. As a result of his curiosity and grit, Paolo magically discovered the new world of robotics and machine learning, which directed him towards a successful career with NASA […]