25 June, 2019 04:26 Armenian Airlines Seize Opportunity to Connect Georgia and Russia  Various Armenian airlines will increase flights between Georgia and Russia following Russia’s announcement that it would not permit Russian carriers to enter Georgian airspace. Demonstrations broke out in Tbilisi on June 20 to protest a member of Russia’s parliament presiding over a meeting in Georgia’s parliament. 22 June, 2019 05:25 Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers Meet in Washington D.C. Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov on June 20 in Washington D.C. 20 June, 2019 16:24 Valid Data for Democratic Armenia Organizations from Armenia and around the world were invited to showcase their work at Innovate Armenia, a festival of ideas and action that took place at the University of Southern California on May 18.

The Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), a network of research, resource and training centers, was represented by their Armenia center. With offices in all three South Caucasus countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia - CRRC’s goal is to strengthen data-based social science research.

Heghine Manasyan, Chief Executive Officer at CRRC, talked about the importance of collecting valid data for policy making.
20 հունիս, 2019 10:47 Armenian, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers to Meet in Washington Foreign Ministers Elmar Mamedyarov and Zohrab Mnatsakanyan arrived in Washington for the June 20 meeting organized by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs. The two were also due to meet with President Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton and Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan. Bolton tweeted about their meeting and offered that “the United States stands ready to assist in advancing the cause of peace in the region.”

Armenian and Azerbaijani minister previously met two months ago in Moscow and issued an upbeat statement as a result. However, instead of a positive dynamic on the ground, the security situation, which has been generally stable over the past eighteen months, began to show signs of deterioration.
20 June, 2019 03:56 Lawyer Vahe Grigoryan Confirmed to Armenia’s Constitutional Court By Ani Paitjan
Armenia’s National Assembly parliament confirmed lawyer Vahe Grigoryan as a judge in the country’s Constitutional Court on June 18 He will serve alongside eight other judges in the highest legal body for constitutional review
The prominent lawyer was confirmed through a secret ballot with 99 in favor, 22 against and one invalid One hundred and twenty two parliamentary deputies took part in the vote
Grigoryan has previously represented former Armenian President Levon TerPetrossian and the Armenian National Congress party in Constitutional Court hearings during their appeals against the results of the 2008 presidential election that put Serzh Sargsyan as the head of the government In addition, he has represented survivors of the postelection violence that broke out during protests against the 2008 presidential election results
 
Opposition members have criticized Grigoryan’s strong ties with members of Pashinyan’s ruling My Step Alliance, which has 88 o
19 June, 2019 21:19 Meeting Between Kocharyan and Russian Ambassador to Armenia Causes Tension Sergey Kopirkin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Armenia, was summoned to Armenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 14 following a meeting between Kopirkin and Armenia’s ex-President Robert Kocharyan. 19 June, 2019 18:16 Dialects of Coffee at USC Innovate Armenia Demand for high quality Armenian coffee has been on the uptick in the past decade. The age-old beverage was being served to a new generation of drinkers at Innovate Armenia - the festival of ideas and action that took place at the University of Southern California on May 18.

Hundreds lined up at the festival’s Dialects of Coffee space to taste free samples of Armenian coffee from Henry’s House of Coffee and Kavat Coffee, while journalist Liana Aghajanian talked and recorded conversations about the memories that Armenian coffee evoked.

Hrag Kalebjian’s family has been roasting and serving coffee for three generations, and he now continues the tradition at Henry’s House of Coffee in San Francisco.

Innovate Armenia is organized by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies. The program featured fifty participants, from six countries, and nearly 4,000 attendees. This is the fourth time in five years that this unique event has been staged by the Institute.
18 June, 2019 22:58 Women Underrepresented in Pashinyan’s Party Board Civil Contract, Armenia’s ruling party led by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, held its 5th congressional session on June 16. Through a secret ballot, members elected a new board. 18 June, 2019 17:23 Vlume Brings Armenian Literature to the Digital World Organizations from Armenia and around the world were invited to showcase their work at Innovate Armenia, a festival of ideas and action that took place at the University of Southern California on May 18.

VLUME, an Armenian digital library of eBooks and audiobooks, was present to introduce their new app. Mardig Tcholakian, co-founder of VLUME, explains how the app works and how the company operates.

Innovate Armenia is organized by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies. The program featured fifty participants, from six countries, and nearly 4,000 attendees. This is the fourth time in five years that this unique event has been staged by the Institute.

17 June, 2019 20:31 PoliTalks Delves into Armenia’s Agricultural Sector In this episode of PoliTalks, host Eric Hacopian talks to Armenia’s former Deputy Minister of Agriculture Armen Harutyunyan about new developments in the sector.
17 June, 2019 17:15 Towards a Mine Free Karabakh Organizations from Armenia and around the world were invited to showcase their work at Innovate Armenia, a festival of ideas and action that took place at the University of Southern California on May 18.

The HALO Trust, a non-profit organization that works to remove landmines leftover from war, presented on its work in Karabakh, at the festival. Amasia Zargarian, Grants and Development Manager at the HALO Trust, talked about the challenges - and triumphs - of removing mines from the region.

Innovate Armenia is organized by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies. The program featured fifty participants, from six countries, and nearly 4,000 attendees. This is the fourth time in five years that this unique event has been staged by the Institute.
14 June, 2019 22:56 PODCAST: A New Phase in Armenia-Georgia Relations? On June 4, for the first time, Armenia abstained from voting on a United Nations resolution that reaffirms the rights of Georgians displaced from South Ossetia and Abkhazia to return to their homes. This decision by Armenia’s government has wide implications – it’s a gesture of friendship towards Georgia, but it also exposes the critical geopolitical realities, number one being the issue of Russia influencing not just Armenia’s vote at the UN, but also Armenia’s place in the international community.

The resolution was first introduced in 2008 and until now, Armenia has always sided with Russia in voting against the resolution in the annual votes at the United Nations General Assembly.

Arsen Kharatyan, former advisor to Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and editor of Tbilisi-based Armenian-Georgian media platform “Aliq Media”, joins the conversation.
14 հունիս, 2019 19:21 Հաղթահարելով արգելքները․ Ծաղկաձորը հյուրընկալեց հաշմանդամային սպորտի մարզիկներին | Overcoming Obstacles. Tsakhkadzor Hosts Athletes with Disabilities Հունիսի 11-13-ին Ծաղկաձորում տեղի ունեցավ հաշմանդամություն ունեցող անձանց հանրապետական-մարզական 17-րդ փառատոնը, որի նպատակն է հաշմանդամություն ունեցող մարդկանց մրցելու, կարողությունները ցույց տալու, դժվարությունները միասին հաղթահարելու հնարավորություն տալը։

On June 11-13 Armenia’s resort town of Tsakhkadzor hosted the 17th Republican Sporting Festival for Disabled Athletes, which aims at providing a venue where people with disabilities can showcase their skills through competing and overcoming obstacles together.