21 November, 2020 18:42 Baroness Cox: “Armenians Have Held a Line Of Faith & Freedom For The Rest of Us” Baroness Cox has just returned from her visit to Armenia and Artsakh. She spoke about her time in Dadivank and Stepanakert, her interactions with local Armenians and how she sees the situation regarding Nagorno-Karabakh.
21 November, 2020 04:43 State of Communitas By Sebouh David Aslanian

Life has been so depressing lately. I have gone through a bewildering array of moods over the last two months. Before the war, I almost always saw myself as a globalist who loved those parts of his Armenian identity and history that he had selectively weaved into his situational present. I identified with things, states of mind, and people who were in-between, liminal, neither this nor that. In-betweenness for me was a metaphor for the Armenian condition. Armenians, at least the ones I studied and admired, were the quintessential “people of the threshold.” Like them, the space that was intersectional was my home. I carried it with me as I traveled. On September 27 when the war broke out, I began to feel less and less the need for in-betweenness in my life.
20 November, 2020 21:37 Multiple Ministers Sacked As Part of Government Overhaul ✓The Minister of Defense has resigned.

✓1,235 Artsakh Armenian refugees returned to their homes on November 19.

✓The domes of the Kanach Zham church in Shushi have been destroyed by Azerbaijani forces.

✓November 22 will be a national day of remembrance in Armenia.
20 November, 2020 19:14 De nombreux fonctionnaires d’Etat quitte le navire du gouvernement arménien Le ministre de la Défense, sa porte-parole, la ministre du Travail et des Affaires sociales font partie du lot croissant des fonctionnaires d’Etat qui quittent le gouvernement de Nikol Pashinyan, après la défaite de l'Arménie dans la guerre du Haut-Karabakh. 20 November, 2020 18:00 Is Karabakh Going to Become like Abkhazia & South Ossetia? Chatham House Fellow and expert on the South Caucasus, Dr. Laurence Broers, gives his take on resolving the issue of the status of Karabakh, as well as Russia securing its interests, the challenges facing Armenia and Azerbaijan, and the possibility of Artsakh becoming like South Ossetia or Abkhazia.
20 November, 2020 17:19 Armenia’s Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan Replaced in the Aftermath of Defeat in Karabakh Armenia’s Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan dismissed from his position in the fallout over the Armenian defeat in the war over Nagorno-Karabakh.

20 November, 2020 08:40 Armenia's leadership was unprepared for war, ex-army chief says The biggest reasons for Armenia’s defeat in the war were lack leadership and lack of knowledge about the war among those in the government, Colonel-General Movses Hakobyan, who stood down as head of the Defense Ministry’s military control service, told reporters Thursday.

"Our military mobilization was not successful and the head of the country is responsible for it, the Minister of Defense, the military commissariat, the Minister of Territorial Administration,” Hakobyan said.

He also criticized shortcomings in military readiness, saying defense officials purchased Russian fighter jets without the necessary missiles, which meant they couldn’t be used in the war. The country also took delivery of obsolete air-defense missile systems, he said.
20 November, 2020 06:03 Hate Excreted by War By Houri Berberian

I made several attempts to write this reflection. Of course, first, a paralysis set in. Finally, when I could say something, I felt that it would be too trivial in the face of the horrors unfolding before us. But I did regain the confidence in my voice largely through conversations in and outside of class with young students for whom the history we were studying had come alive in all too familiar and ominous ways and for many of whom this war was/is a profoundly intimate and personal matter.

My initial attempts to jot something down were more academic and less personal. Perhaps this is because my scholarly work and my academic and professional life have tended to be safer spaces for me where I can safeguard my fairly well-hidden (although now exposed) introvert tendencies and pursue my high regard for privacy – both mine and those of others. Of course, the war has made the separation difficult – if not impossible.
19 November, 2020 21:40 EU Calls for Karabakh Status Issue to be Resolved ✓The Armenian PM has appointed a new foreign minister.

✓Seven villages in the Martakert region will be handed over to Azerbaijan.

✓The EU foreign affairs head has called for the issue of Karabakh’s status to be resolved.

✓The Russian Foreign Minister has held talks with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs.
19 November, 2020 20:34 Ex-US War Crimes Ambassador on 2020 Karabakh War Former US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes under the Obama Administration, Stephen Rapp, spoke on the situation regarding war crimes in the 2020 Karabakh war. He spoke on his experience in some of the big war crimes tribunals including Sierra Leone and Rwanda. Ambassador Rapp also spoke about the procedure regarding war crimes grievances, what’s the difference between now and the wars of the 20th century, and what can be done.
19 November, 2020 20:06 Le Conseil de Paris a adopté un vœu appelant à la reconnaissance du Haut-Karabakh Sur proposition de l’Exécutif, du groupe Paris en commun, du groupe Communiste et Citoyen, du groupe Génération.s, du Groupe Indépendants et Progressistes, du groupe Modem, démocrates et Écologistes, le Conseil de Paris a adopté un vœu appelant à la reconnaissance du Haut-Karabagh. L’instance politique de la capitale française a voté plusieurs mesures venant en aide aux Arméniens sur place.
19 November, 2020 18:42 What’s Russia’s Play in Karabakh? Political consultant Eric Hacopian gave his take on what Russia’s plan is for Nagorno-Karabakh. Hacopian also spoke about the issue of status, transport corridors opening in the South Caucasus and the West’s reaction to growing Russian influence.