25 November, 2019 13:02 White House directed block of Armenian genocide resolution Many were perplexed and outraged when, right after clashing with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a heated Oval Office meeting on Nov. 13, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham hurried back to the Senate floor and did something that likely delighted Erdoğan. Graham blocked a resolution that would have formally recognized Turkey's genocide of the Armenian people. 22 November, 2019 18:03 Armenia’s Former Intelligence Chief Vanetsyan Calls Soros-funded Groups “A Threat” In an interview with 168.am news website, the former Director of the National Security Service, who was dismissed from his position in September, when asked whether the activities of organizations in Armenia connected to George Soros, posed any danger to Armenia, Vanetsyan responded: “In short, yes.”

22 November, 2019 13:15 Protests in Iran and Implications for Armenia The bigger source of concern, however, is the possible influx of Iranian refugees into both Armenia and Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh Republic) in case of state collapse in Iran. Given the fact that Iranian provinces along the Armenia and Artsakh borders are mainly populated by millions of Azeri speaking people, the possible refugee crisis may become a vital security threat for both Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh.

21 November, 2019 18:58 CivilNet Wins 2019 Free Media Award CivilNet received the 2019 Free Media Award of the Norwegian Fritt Ord Foundation and German Zeit-Stiftung. The prize was given in recognition of the important role CivilNet played covering the 2018 mass protests and subsequent developments in Armenia.
21 November, 2019 17:26 Armenia Ready to Negotiate with Azerbaijan on the Basis of “New Paradigm” For Armenians this is not a “territorial conflict” said Pashinyan, but rather about the self-determination of the people of Nagorno Karabakh which legally sought independence from the Azerbaijani SSR, within the frameworks of the Soviet Constitution.

21 November, 2019 16:09 Italian Media Covers Pashinyan’s Visit Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan began his 3-day official visit to Italy on Wednesday. Pashinyan started off in Venice and then moved onto Milan and will be in Rome on Friday. The visit was covered by various Italian media outlets. Italian news was flooded with news on the football match on Monday between Armenia and Italy wherein Italy won 9-1, however CivilNet has gathered some of the leading pieces which covered the visit of the Armenian prime minister. 21 November, 2019 12:42 UCLA to launch institute to advance scholarship on Armenia and its diaspora By Jennifer Wheelock
UCLA plans to launch The Promise Armenian Institute, an entity that will establish a worldclass research center and platform for public outreach about Armenia while integrating and expanding the university’s existing Armenian studies offerings and connections to that country
“This institute will be UCLA’s new hub for all initiatives and research related to Armenia and the diaspora,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block “It will energize the teaching of Armenian history and culture in addition to reaching out to Armenians and Armenian institutions through research and public programs”
The first initiative of its size and scope, the interdisciplinary institute will have a home in the UCLA International Institute and will focus activities around two pillars The first pillar is the Center for Armenian Studies, which will attract top faculty and visiting lecturers, support graduate and postdoctoral research on Armenian studies and provide funding for lang
21 November, 2019 11:01 Armenians Raise Alarm Bell Against Sex-Selective Abortion On October 12, the United Nations International Day of the Girl, a blood color garment was projected onto the monumental Mother Armenia statue in Yerevan. The bright red color was meant to highlight the issue of selective abortion in Armenia. 21 November, 2019 04:40 US-Financed Biolabs in Armenia Are Still On Armenian-Russian Agenda Armenian-Russian relations recently focused on the issue of US-funded biolaboratories in Armenia. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke about it at a news conference in Yerevan on November 11. US Ambassador to Armenia Lynn Tracy commented on the issue in an interview with CivilNet. In a conversation with Russian journalists on November 19, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan touched upon the issue. 20 November, 2019 10:21 Russia and Hybrid Warfare: What is the Impact on Armenia? The wide-ranging changes in Armenia’s domestic politics that have swept the country since the Velvet Revolution of April-May 2018 have refocused attention on Armenia’s long-standing and traditionally close relationship with Russia․

Although much has been written on many of the elements comprising the multifaceted and complex Armenia-Russia relationship, relatively little has been written on one particular aspect of the relationship: hybrid warfare and its context in contemporary Armenia.
19 November, 2019 21:00 Biolabs, Amulsar, Armenia-Iran Relations: A Conversation with US Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy US Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy talks to CivilNet's Arshaluys Mgdesyan about the bilateral agenda of Armenian-American relations. Ambassador Tracy notes that within the framework of Armenia-US relations, in 2019 US support to Armenia increased by 40 percent compared to last year, to "serve Armenia's democratic and economic development." With regards to Armenia-Iran cooperation, she emphasizes that Washington sees no problem in legal trade between Tehran and Yerevan. Ambassador Tracy also touched on the issues surrounding the controversial Amulsar Gold Mine, and the recently adopted resolution by the US House of Representatives on the Armenian Genocide. 19 November, 2019 10:44 Armenia’s Government Moves Forward with Changes to Curriculum Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan convened a meeting to present the draft law on Higher Education and Science.

"We have serious problems in the education system. And we must be honest that our education system does not ensure the development of our country, moreover it does not provide the aspirations and ambitions of our country, our people, our nation,” he stated.