Politics

Hungary: Baku’s Friend in Brussels

Hungary: Baku’s Friend in Brussels

Hungary recently blocked EU assistance to Armenia through the European Peace Facility, yet another move highlighting its strategic alignment with Azerbaijan, from supporting Baku's actions in Nagorno-Karabakh to blocking EU statements condemning them to extraditing a convicted murderer more than a decade earlier.

Untangling Armenia’s Indian Arms Procurement

Untangling Armenia’s Indian Arms Procurement

As the procurement of Indian weapons by Armenia has come under the spotlight, various Indian outlets, ranging from credible publications to blogs, have extensively and often speculatively covered Armenia’s arms acquisitions, underscoring the need to clarify the details. Hovhannes Nazaretyan’s investigation.

World Court Slaps Azerbaijan With New Measures

World Court Slaps Azerbaijan With New Measures

The ICJ handed down provisional measures against Azerbaijan, demanding that Azerbaijan ensure the rights of Armenians forcibly displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh, including their right to return. This article breaks down the significant pronouncements made by the Court and explores their potential impact on Armenia’s legal strategy.

Baku QAnon: The New High Armenophobia

Baku QAnon: The New High Armenophobia

While conspiracy theories and nationalist pseudohistories are a common phenomenon in the postsocialist space, something peculiar has happened in Azerbaijan; the eccentric ultranationalists, whose ideas are popular among the regime-aligned elite and are explicitly sponsored by the state, have proven triumphant.

The EUMA After the Fall of Artsakh

The EUMA After the Fall of Artsakh

With the collapse of Artsakh, will the EU further enable Baku’s irredentist agenda to seize Armenian territory as part of the opening of the “Zangezur Corridor” or will Brussels show the same initiative to sanction and deter Azerbaijan that it deployed in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine?

War Was Aliyev’s Life Mission

War Was Aliyev’s Life Mission

If concrete measures, such as direct intervention, imposing sanctions on Aliyev's family, and targeting Aliyev's reputation, are not taken, international actors involved in the mediation process will ultimately share responsibility for the events unfolding in Artsakh.

Old Neighbors, New Realities

Old Neighbors, New Realities

Iran will never accept any Azerbaijani military or political control of southern Armenia. While Tehran is pursuing a policy of strategic patience vis-à-vis Azerbaijan, it does have red lines that, if crossed, would likely produce a swift reaction.

Searching for the Boogeyman

Searching for the Boogeyman

Georgia’s “foreign agent law” was introduced and subsequently pulled from parliament after massive protests erupted opposing the move. Karena Avedissian looks at the implications for the wider region had the law passed.

A Pyrrhic Peace

A Pyrrhic Peace

Armenian experts help make sense of the ongoing discussions surrounding a possible peace deal between Baku and Yerevan, and what developments can actually be expected in the coming months.

From the Dictator’s Mouth

From the Dictator’s Mouth

Statements made by Ilham Aliyev over the past two years prove that Baku will never guarantee the rights and security of the people of Artsakh, since state sponsored hate propaganda has made Azerbaijan the number one threat to the survival of the Armenians of Artsakh.

The Lachin Corridor: A Looming Humanitarian Catastrophe

The Lachin Corridor: A Looming Humanitarian Catastrophe

A group of Azerbaijani “environmental activists” blocked the Lachin Corridor on December 12, effectively isolating the population of Artsakh. Later, Azerbaijani authorities shut off the natural gas supply to the Republic triggering a pending humanitarian catastrophe. The blockade of Artsakh continues. Live updates on the unfolding situation.

2021: The Post-War Year

2021: The Post-War Year

2021 was a difficult year for the Armenian nation as it continued to confront external threats, Azerbaijani incursions into its sovereign territory and an unclear future for both Armenia and Artsakh. Here we present a brief overview of the main events from the past year.

CSTO Failing At Its One Job

CSTO Failing At Its One Job

Armenia will be looking to take advantage of its chairmanship of the CSTO to create a new Crisis Response Center. If its supposed allies continue their indifference even at the organizational stage, they should all be asking themselves why they are together in the first place.

Armenian-EU Energy Cooperation

One of the most important dimensions of Armenian-EU cooperation is the energy sector. The EU has expressed a willingness to support Armenia in designing an energy strategy and policy, including security and diversification of the energy supply.

Russian Peacekeepers in Artsakh

A day after the trilateral agreement ending the 2020 Artsakh War was signed, the first contingents of Russian peacekeepers were deployed. Six months in, clarifications regarding the size, mandate and mission of the peacekeepers are still not clear.

Can Trade Prevent War?

Given the growing sense of global multipolarity and the apparent twilight years of the American-anchored liberal international order, Armenia cannot solely rely on friends and allies around the globe to ensure its survival. A more realistic approach is necessary.

Bayraktars Over Artsakh

Armenia’s air defense systems were largely ineffective against the onslaught of combat and reconnaissance UAVs used by the Azerbaijani military. The single most important UAV used in the 2020 Artsakh War was the Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2.

Yes, It Is Genocidal

Yes, It Is Genocidal

The inclusion of the term genocide is not being loosely thrown around. As the war rages on, the potential for genocide against ethnic Armenians in Artsakh is very real and highly probable, writes Suren Manukyan.

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