Issues of sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence were at the forefront of many conversations this past year and the fragility of statehood that many had taken for granted was now, more than ever, glaringly and painfully apparent.
Reflecting on the past year, a number of self-evident truths have revealed themselves. In this magazine issue entitled “Reflection” we look back on security as one of the country’s biggest challenges; how to reconcile the golden age of Armenian tech with the fractured society of post-war Armenia and how the arts and culture scene reacted to these pressing issues.
While some of the more mercantile segments of Armenia’s economic, political and media echelons prefer to uphold the delusional business-as-usual game following the war, the wider socio-cultural realm shows much healthier signs of critical self-regard.
Armenia’s security dilemma is not simply a geopolitical and resource dilemma; it is also an institutional dilemma, writes Nerses Kopalyan, and proposes a number of mechanisms to reform the military.
Issues of sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and the fragility of statehood were at the forefront of all conversations in 2021. Reflecting on the past year and some thoughts on the future.