- Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s cabinet approved a proposal allowing women to serve for six months in Armenia’s army on a voluntary basis in exchange for about $2,600 in compensation.
- The cabinet also greenlighted the creation of a new government body to implement the Pashinyan administration’s plans to establish a major university complex outside of Yerevan.
- A State Department spokesperson told reporters the United States will “continue to be deeply engaged” in Armenia and Azerbaijan, while declining to provide “any specific updates.”
Baku will have to overcome several obstacles before it can
The article was published in the World Energy Weekly (May 29 issue), a publication of a French think-tank specializing in energy issues. If Azerbaijan is to double its exports to the European Union, it will have to successfully develop the required internal resources, solve a few external difficulties and secure imports of balancing volumes of gas. These are the conclusions of Gulmira Rzayeva, a former researcher at the Center for Strategic Studies in Baku (Azerbaijan’s leading government think-tank), who has close ties to the Azerbaijani government and is currently a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy […]
US blacklists Armenian chemical importer for Russia ties: Business Week
The United States sanctioned one of Armenia’s largest industrial and laboratory chemical importers for doing business in Russia. Tbilisi denied Yerevan’s announcement that Armenian companies could begin trading on a new maritime route that connects Georgian and Russian ports. Since January, Armenia’s economic activity index has grown by more than 12% year-on-year, suggesting that last year’s record expansion has continued unabated.
What does “winning” mean in Karabakh?
Gaïdz Minassian, a journalist at Le Monde in France, a scholar, and a political analyst joins CivilNet to discuss how Armenian journalists can and should cover the Karabakh conflict ethically and effectively, as well as how the perception of some western media outlets regarding their partiality impacts what voices are heard. Minassian is also the author of a 2020 book entitled, ‘Can you still win a war?’ In the interview, Minassian discusses what ‘winning’ a war means today, and how he sees victory in the context of the Karabakh conflict.
Despite lack of progress, Kremlin says Armenia, Azerbaijan close to
The latest round of peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan ended in Moscow Thursday after just 20 minutes without any apparent progress made to resolve the countries’ decades-long conflict. In the end, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Russian President Vladimir Putin didn’t sign an agreements, though Pashinyan’s office confirmed the three countries’ deputy prime ministers would meet next week to “continue work” on resolving transport matters. Despite this, Kremlin spokesperson Dimitry Peskov told reporters today that there is still a possibility that a peace treaty will be signed soon.
TURKEY VOTES: The Armenian and Kurdish Factor
As Turkey’s presidential election heads to a runoff, slated for Sunday, Aras Publishing House Editor-in-Chief Rober Koptaş joins CivilNet to discuss what a victory for President Erdoğan or the opposition will mean for the country. Koptaş also talks about what these elections have meant for Turkey’s Kurds and Armenians, and whether the country’s elites view the two minorities through a connected or a separate lens. Also watch: TURKEY VOTES: Erdoğan Faces Strongest Opposition in Years Azerbaijan’s influence on Turkish elections TURKEY VOTES: Erdoğan, Turkish opposition and Armenia normalization TURKEY VOTES – Who is Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu? TURKEY VOTES: The Kurdish-Backed Party […]
Post-Soviet Media: Money and Freedom
Thomas Kent, the former President of Radio Free Europe, and Standards Editor at the Associated Press sat down with CivilNet to discuss the challenges facing independent media in Armenia and the region, including issues of funding and mass disinformation. Kent, who is a specialist in ethical journalism, and teaches at Columbia University, also explains how independent media outlets can better package and present content in 2023, in order to compete better with non-independent media outlets or with sources that do not observe a proper ethical code of conduct.
Latest Armenia-Azerbaijan peace talks end in Moscow without progress
By Mark Dovich The latest round of peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan ended in Moscow Thursday after just 20 minutes without any apparent progress made to resolve the countries’ decades-long conflict. Before the meeting, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported, citing unnamed diplomatic sources, that the Kremlin was “counting on” the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to sign an agreement on restoring transport connections between their countries, as well as to issue a joint statement. In the end, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed no such agreements, though Pashinyan’s office confirmed […]
Pashinyan-Aliyev-Putin meeting set for Moscow, as speculation about peace deal
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has arrived in Moscow to take part in a meeting with the Azerbaijani and Russian Presidents, Ilham Aliyev and Vladimir Putin. The latest figures from Armenia’s Statistical Committee show that economic activity in Armenia has grown by about 12% since January. A Chechen man, who was reportedly tortured in Chechnya in 2020 under suspicion of homosexuality, is being threatened with extradition from Armenia to Russia.