Tag: azerbaijan

February 19, 2024
Between State and Fatherland: A Tale of Two Mountains

Between State and Fatherland: A Tale of Two Mountains

Mount Ararat doesn't stand as an obstacle to building a functional state, and suddenly loving Mount Aragats will not help us achieve our goals. Before we jettison our national symbols en masse, we need concrete plans and state-driven programs to improve the lives of an already beleaguered nation, writes Daniel Tahmazyan.

February 9, 2024

Ep. 271: The Week in Review (09.02.24)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of February 9: European Council President Charles Michel and Russian President Vladimir Putin enthusiastically congratulate Ilham Aliyev on his landslide victory; Armenia’s president travels to Hungary for an official visit; Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan once again speaks about the need to change Armenia’s Constitution to remove the reference to the declaration of independence and more.

February 6, 2024
Cyber Operations and International Law

Cyber Operations and International Law

In the ever-evolving landscape of modern warfare, the significance of cyber operations has grown significantly, providing nations with additional means to project power, exert influence and secure strategic advantages. Davit Khachatryan looks at the contemporary nature of conflicts in the digital age and their adherence to the foundational principles established by the UN.

January 19, 2024
Ep. 268: The Week in Review (19.01.24)

Ep. 268: The Week in Review (19.01.24)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of January 19: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov blames Armenia for lack of progress in peace talks; French Senate adopts resolution condemning Azerbaijan’s military offensive in Artsakh, deploring any further attempt at aggression and violation of the territorial integrity of Armenia; third non-combat death in one week registered in the country and more.

January 12, 2024
Մեր տանն ենք, բայց մեր տանը չենք

We’re Home, And Yet We’re Not

In September, two families-in-law from Artsakh found refuge in the village of Yeghvard, Armenia, joining over 100,000 displaced Armenians facing similar challenges. Marut Vanyan, a journalist from Artsakh, provides insight into their experiences.

December 29, 2023

Ep. 266: The Year in Review (29.12.23)

In this last podcast for the year, EVN Report’s Maria Titizian and Roubina Margossian speak about the events of 2023: the blockade of Artsakh, followed by Azerbaijan’s attack on September 19, the total ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Armenian population of Artsakh, Armenia’s efforts to diversity its security and foreign policy, Yerevan elections and more.

December 15, 2023

Ep. 264: The Week in Review (15.12.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of December 15: 32 Armenian POWs return to Armenia from Azerbaijani captivity; Armenia’s Foreign Minister receives an exclusive invitation to participate in EU Foreign Affairs Council gathering in Brussels; the EUMA expands its mission in Armenia bringing the total number of staff from 138 to 209.

December 8, 2023

Ep. 263: The Week in Review (08.12.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of December 8: Armenia and Azerbaijan announce an exchange of prisoners — 32 Armenian POWs for two Azerbaijani servicemen; an Armenian soldier is killed by an Azerbaijani sniper in Armenia’s Vayots Dzor region; EU Ambassador to Armenia announces that the EU is considering providing non-lethal military aid to Armenia as part of the European Peace Facility.

October 20, 2023
Armenians of Artsakh: Aching for Home

Armenians of Artsakh: Aching for Home

As the forcibly displaced Armenians of Artsakh struggle to comprehend the magnitude of their loss, memories of the homes and lives they were forced to leave behind suffocate them. Theirs is a story of being ripped from their roots, of pain and dispossession.

October 8, 2023

This Is Genocide

California Superior Court Judge Gassia Apkarian, an advisor to the Center for Truth and Justice (CFTJ), says that the forced deportation of the Armenians of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) by Azerbaijan constitutes genocide. The CFTJ, created in the aftermath of the 2020 Artsakh War, oversees the collection of firsthand testimonial evidence from survivors of war through in-depth, recorded interviews to be a living memorial to crimes against humanity, for study, education and legal action.

October 5, 2023

Humanity in Times of Darkness

Communications Manager and Spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Zara Amatuni, speaks to EVN Report about the work of the ICRC following the mass exodus of the indigenous Armenian population of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) after Azerbaijan's large-scale attack, the challenges facing the forcibly displaced who are now in Armenia and the fate of the missing.

September 19, 2023

Artsakh Under Attack (September 19, 2023)

In blatant violation of the November 9, 2020 ceasefire statement, and in a concerted effort to collapse the peace process, Azerbaijan initiated a mass-scale offensive against Nagorno-Karabakh. Initiating attacks throughout the line of contact, Azerbaijani forces shelled civilian centers in Stepanakert, Martakert, and various regions of Nagorno-Karabakh.

September 15, 2023

Ep. 251: The Week in Review (15.09.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of September 15, 2023: Tensions in the region continue to dominate headlines, including the growing rift between Russia and Armenia; a Russian Red Cross truck carrying humanitarian aid crosses into Artsakh through the Aghdam road; the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hosts a hearing on the situation in Artsakh and more.

September 14, 2023
Examining the Context: Azerbaijan’s Madman Strategy and the Normalization of Coercion

Examining the Context: Azerbaijan’s Madman Strategy and the Normalization of Coercion

EVN Report's Editor-in-Chief Maria Titizian speaks with Dr. Nerses Kopalyan, author of the monthly series "EVN Security Report" who explains the madman theory, a strategy in coercive bargaining, where the perceived extremism of an actor is leveraged to achieve one-sided outcomes. In this context, Kopalyan explains how Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s bargaining posture operates off of the logic that if his terms are not met, he reserves the right to wage war, thus anchoring the threat of destruction to force acquiescence from Armenia and the international community.

September 1, 2023

Ep. 249: The Week in Review (01.09.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of September 1, 2023: Three Armenian soldiers killed and another two wounded as Azerbaijan intensifies attacks on Armenia-proper; Artsakh’s President Arayik Harutyunyan resigns as the catastrophic siege of Artsakh continues; Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris leads a convoy of French humanitarian aid to the Lachin Corridor, which is stopped by Azerbaijan.

August 18, 2023

Ep. 247: The Week in Review (18.08.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of August 18, 2023: The UN Security Council convenes emergency meeting to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Artsakh where the first case of death by starvation was recorded; Azerbaijan cuts Internet supply to the population of Artsakh for several hours; eleven people are killed in a tragic car crash on the Yerevan-Gyumri highway and more.

August 11, 2023

Ep. 246: The Week in Review (11.08.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of August 11, 2023: Luis Moreno Ocampo, the founding prosecutor of the International Criminal Court releases report, says blockade of the Lachin Corridor should be considered a genocide; international media coverage of the siege of Artsakh begins ramping up; Artsakh faces potential critical water shortages as mortality rates spike because of a lack of medicine and medical services and more.

August 4, 2023

Ep. 245: The Week in Review (04.08.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of August 4, 2023: Despite calls from around the world to lift the blockade of Artsakh, Baku continues to strangulate 120,000 people; the abduction and arrest of a 68-year-old resident of Artsakh during a humanitarian transfer raises fears of deepening the already acute crisis in the region; diplomats accredited to Armenia and UN agencies visit Kornidzor where trucks of humanitarian aid continue to be blocked by Baku.

July 28, 2023

Ep. 244: The Week in Review (28.07.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of July 28, 2023: The situation in Artsakh has reached a tipping point as 120,000 people continue to suffer under a total blockade imposed by Baku; almost 400 tons of humanitarian aid dispatched from Yerevan has not been allowed to enter Artsakh; authorities in Artsakh and Armenia continue to raise the alarm that if the blockade is not lifted, people will begin dying.

July 25, 2023
A Peace to Fail All Peace

A Peace to Fail All Peace

International mediators have to step up their pressure on Baku, which must include the threat of sanctions in response to further military action against Armenia and continued refusal to unblock the Lachin Corridor.

July 21, 2023

Ep. 243: The Week in Review (21.07.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of July 21, 2023: The situation in Artsakh has become extremely critical, grocery stores are empty, medicine, medical supplies and fuel are on the verge of running out. Armenia’s Foreign Affairs Minister says that Baku’s intention is to create unbearable conditions for living and aims to ethnically cleanse Nagorno-Karabakh; warns that people are on the verge of hunger and starvation.

July 14, 2023

Ep. 242: The Week in Review (14.07.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of July 14, 2023: Baku bans the ICRC from providing humanitarian aid through the Lachin Corridor, accuses the organization of smuggling illegal goods; a large rally takes place in Stepanakert, Artsakh demanding the unblocking of the Lachin Corridor and an adequate international response; the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan are set to meet in Brussels tomorrow.

July 7, 2023

Ep. 241: The Week in Review (07.07.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of July 7, 2023: The situation in Artsakh becomes extremely grave as Azerbaijan’s total blockade continues; PM Nikol Pashinyan says a meeting with Azerbaijan’s president will take place in Brussels in the near future; two Armenian serviceman abducted on Armenian territory by Azerbaijani forces are sentenced to 11 years and six months by a court in Sumgait and more.

June 30, 2023

Ep. 240: The Week in Review (30.06.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of June 30, 2023: Four servicemen are killed in an Azerbaijani attack in Artsakh; the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan conclude the latest round of talks in Washington; after a total blockade, the ICRC is able to resume the transfer of patients from Artsakh to Armenia for now.

June 29, 2023
News Watch Artsakh: June 2023

News Watch Artsakh: June 2023

State-backed Azerbaijani “eco-activists” shut down the Lachin Corridor back in December 2022 placing Artsakh in a blockade. This was followed by the installment of an illegal Azerbaijani checkpoint on the Hakari Bridge on the Armenia-Azerbaijan state border, further strangulating the Armenian population. Live updates as the siege of Artsakh continues.

June 23, 2023

Ep. 239: The Week in Review (23.06.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of June 23, 2023: It has been over a week that all humanitarian aid and cargo into Artsakh has been blocked by Baku; PACE Resolution condemns Azerbaijan and expresses surprise that Baku refuses to acknowledge the serious humanitarian and human rights consequences of the blockade; Chair of the European Parliament’s sub-committee on Security and Defense visits Lachin Corridor, calls the blockade illegal and says Baku must ensure the rights and well being of the Armenians of Artsakh.

June 9, 2023

Ep. 237: The Week in Review (09.06.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of June 9, 2023: Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has a brief meeting with llham Aliyev in Ankara at Erdogan’s inauguration ceremony; The U.S and the EU call on Azerbaijan to restore the supply of energy to Artsakh; Azerbaijan postpones the meeting of foreign ministers in Washington.

June 2, 2023

Ep. 236: The Week in Review (02.06.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of June 2, 2023: The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan meet in Chisinau on the sidelines of the European Political Community Summit; Armenia applies to the ECHR requesting the court to indicate provisional measures for the protection of the rights of two Armenian soldiers captured by Azerbaijan; a statement issued by the U.S. State Department causes a stir in Armenia and Artsakh.

May 19, 2023
Ep. 235: The Week in Review (19.05.23)

Ep. 235: The Week in Review (19.05.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of May 19, 2023: An Armenian soldier is killed by Azerbaijani fire in Gegharkunik as Baku continues to violate the ceasefire regime; the foreign ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia meet in Moscow today; Armenia’s Government appoints a military attache to India and more.

May 12, 2023

Ep. 234: The Week in Review (12.05.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of May 12, 2023: Azerbaijani Armed Forces launch attack against Armenian positions in Sotk, leaving six Armenian soldiers wounded; EU-mediated meetings between the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan are expected in the coming weeks; over 450,000 tourists visited Armenia in the first quarter of 2023, an increase of over 80% compared to the previous year.

May 9, 2023
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.

May 5, 2023

Ep. 233: The Week in Review (05.05.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of May 5: The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan hold four-day talks in Washington; Turkey closes its airspace to Armenia’s national carrier in response to the unveiling of a statue for OperationNemesis; while in Prague, PM Nikol Pashinyan says mechanisms for safeguarding the rights and security of Armenians of Artsakh are still uncertain and more.

April 28, 2023

Ep. 232: The Week in Review (28.04.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of April 28: Azerbaijan installs checkpoint at the entrance of the Lachin Corridor in flagrant violation of the tripartite statement that ended the 2020 war; Azerbaijani eco-activists, who had been blocking the Corridor for 138 days, have temporarily suspend their protest; France’s Foreign Affairs Minister is in Armenia, says Baku must comply with the ICJ decision on the Lachin Corridor and more.

April 14, 2023

Ep. 230: The Week in Review (14.04.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of April 14: Four Armenian soldiers are killed, another six wounded after Azerbaijani troops open fire near the Armenian village of Tegh; two Azerbaijani serviceman cross into Armenian territory from Nakhijevan, and are captured; the people of Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh continue to remain under siege as the blockade of the Lachin Corridor enters its 124th day.

April 11, 2023
Border Watch Armenia

Border Watch Armenia

Since the end of the 2020 Artsakh War, Azerbaijan’s warmongering has extended to the borders of Armenia proper through incursions and provocations bringing about human and territorial losses. Follow live updates from Armenia’s security situation in EVN Report’s Border Watch.

March 17, 2023

Ep. 226: The Week in Review (17.03.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of March 17: European Parliament adopts resolution on EU-Armenia relations, strongly condemning Azerbaijan’s aggression, welcoming reforms made by Armenia; former NATO Secretary General visits Lachin Corridor, says EU must push Baku to lift blockade; Yerevan’s mayor resigns and more.

March 10, 2023

Ep. 225: The Week in Review (10.03.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of March 10: Three police officers in Artsakh are killed following an Azerbaijani ambush; in the Freedom in the World 2023 report, Azerbaijan is designated as one of the “worst of the worst” in the world for political rights and civil liberties; U.S. Intelligence Community warns of Azerbaijan’s readiness to use “calibrated military pressure” to advance its goals in talks with Armenia and more.

March 3, 2023

Ep. 224: The Week in Review (03.03.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of March 3: Despite the ICJ ruling ordering Azerbaijan to ensure free movement, the Lachin Corridor still remains blockaded; Azerbaijan violates the ceasefire in Artsakh three times; Germany’s Chancellor advocates for a peaceful resolution that respects the right to self-determination for the people of Artsakh and more.

February 10, 2023

Ep. 221: The Week in Review (10.02.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of February 10: The population of Artsakh has been left without gas supply again Azerbaijan’s blockade of the Lachin Corridor enters its 61st day; Armenia sends humanitarian aid and rescue teams to Syria and Turkey in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes; Seyran Ohanyan, Armenia’s former defense minister and member of the opposition Armenia Alliance was stripped of his parliamentary immunity this week.

February 10, 2023
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.

January 27, 2023

Ep. 219: The Week in Review (27.01.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of January 27: The population of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) continues to be under siege as Azerbaijan’s blockade of the Lachin Corridor is now in its 48th day; this week the EU approved the deployment of a 100-person civilian mission to Armenia for a two-year term, triggering a furious response from the Russian Foreign Ministry; U.S. State Secretary Antony Blinken tells Aliyev to reopen the Lachin Corridor, underscoring the risk of a humanitarian crisis and more.

January 20, 2023

Ep. 218: The Week in Review (20.01.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of January 20: Fifteen soldiers are killed when a fire erupts in a military barrack in Armenia’s Gegharkunik region; Azerbaijan’s blockade of the Lachin Corridor is now in its second month; Armenian children returning to Nagorno-Karabakh accompanied by Russian peacekeepers are harassed by masked Azerbaijanis and more.

January 13, 2023
Armenia, Russia, France and the Changing Dynamics at the UN Security Council

Ep. 217: The Week in Review (13.01.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of January 13: The blockade of the Lachin Corridor by Azerbaijan enters second month; Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev says the road is not closed for those Armenians of Artsakh who do not wish to become citizens of Azerbaijan, they can leave; a delegation headed by the President of France’s National Assembly arrives in Yerevan and more.

December 16, 2022

Ep. 215: The Week in Review (16.12.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of December 16: Artsakh continues to remain in a blockade after so-called Azerbaijani “environmental activists” shut down the Lachin Corridor; after international pressure, Azerbaijani authorities restore natural gas supply to Artsakh; Armenia’s parliament adopts bill on creating a Ministry of Internal Affairs and more.

December 16, 2022
The Legal and Humanitarian Implications of the Lachin Blockade

The Legal and Humanitarian Implications of the Lachin Blockade

Armenia's Human Rights Defender Kristinne Grigoryan speaks to EVN Report about the consequences of Azerbaijan's blockade of the Lachin Corridor, the violation of the rights of the people of Artsakh as a result of that blockade and the legal instruments that Armenia can and has implemented to counter the consequences.

December 9, 2022

Ep. 214: The Week in Review (09.12.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of December 9: A group of Azerbaijanis in civilian clothes block only highway linking Armenia and Artsakh for several hours citing “illegal exploitation of minerals”; Armenia’s Parliament approves the Government’s 2023 budget and adopts number of new laws including the establishment of a Foreign Intelligence Service; airlines registered in Armenia to remain on the EU black list and more.

December 2, 2022

Ep. 213: The Week in Review (02.12.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of December 2: Azerbaijani Armed Forces consistently violated the ceasefire with Armenia and Artsakh over this past week, injuring three Armenian servicemen; France’s parliament unanimously adopts a resolution supporting Armenia and calls for sanctions against Azerbaijan; Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov states that asking Moscow to reconfirm its offer regarding leaving the status of Nagorno-Karabakh to the future is not in the spirit of the negotiations.

November 25, 2022

Ep. 212: The Week in Review (25.11.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of November 25: The CSTO Summit and Collective Security Council Session takes place in Yerevan; Armenia’s PM Nikol Pashinyan refuses to sign final CSTO document, says text does not include appropriate assessment of the September Azerbaijani attack against Armenia; Azerbaijani Armed Forces continue to violate ceasefire with Armenia and Artsakh on a daily basis and more.

November 18, 2022

Ep. 211: The Week in Review (18.11.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of November 18: Azerbaijani Armed Forces violate the ceasefire several times in Armenia and Artsakh; France’s Senate adopts resolution calling on the French Government to sanction Azerbaijan for its aggression against Armenia and Artsakh; Russian President Vladimir Putin will be in Armenia taking part in the summit of the leaders of CSTO member states next week.

November 11, 2022

Ep. 210: The Week in Review (11.11.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of November 11: Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan meet in Washington, agree to expedite negotiations; Azerbaijani President makes egregious comments in Shushi triggering a retaliation by PM Nikol Pashinyan; the Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention expresses grave concern regarding Aliyev’s speech; Russian President Vladimer Putin to visit Yerevan for the summit of CSTO leaders and more.

November 4, 2022
Ep. 209: The Week in Review (04.11.22)

Ep. 209: The Week in Review (04.11.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of November 4: The leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia meet in Sochi; Armenia’s PM Nikol Pashinyan travels to Tehran; Artsakh’s Parliament holds extraordinary session, states that any attempt to forcibly annex Artsakh to Azerbaijan would be a gross violation of international law and a license to commit another genocide, while a massive rally takes place in Stepanakert’s central square and more.

October 28, 2022
Ep. 208: The Week in Review (28.10.22)

Ep. 208: The Week in Review (28.10.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of October 28: The Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization holds extraordinary session about potentially providing assistance to Armenia; Russian President Vladimir Putin says Armenia has two options for settling the conflict; leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia to meet in Sochi on October 31 and more.

October 28, 2022
EVN Security Report: October 2022

EVN Security Report: October 2022

The security context for the month of October can be better understood as the changing configuration between Armenia’s implementation of its diplomatization-of-security doctrine against Azerbaijan’s multi-tiered hybrid warfare doctrine.

October 21, 2022
Ep. 207: The Week in Review (21.10.22)

Ep. 207: The Week in Review (21.10.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of October 21: OSCE Needs Assessment Mission expected to arrive in Armenia today; while in India for an official visit, Defense Minister Suren Papikyan meets his counterpart and takes part in DEFEXPO defense exhibition; while in Yerevan, Iran’s Foreign Minister reiterates Tehran’s stance that it will not accept any change of historical borders in the region, which he called a red line for Iran.

September 30, 2022

Ep. 204: The Week in Review (30.09.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of September 30: Three Armenian servicemen killed after another attack by Azerbaijani Armed Forces this week; Prime Minister Nikol Pahsinyan meets with French President Emmanuel Macron; diplomats accredited in Armenia visit Gegharkunik region to assess damage to civilian infrastructure following Azerbaijani attack and more.

September 23, 2022

Ep. 203: The Week in Review (23.09.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of September 23: After days of relative calm, Azerbaijani forces have started violating the ceasefire on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border; Armenia’s Prime Minister delivers speech at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly; Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives leads a congressional delegation to Armenia and more.

September 19, 2022
The Biden Doctrine Comes to Armenia

The Biden Doctrine Comes to Armenia

Azerbaijan has made an enormous strategic mistake, Russia has allowed for a sizable power vacuum in the region, and the United States has determined to capitalize on these developments, undertaking a policy pivot in the South Caucasus.

September 16, 2022

Ep. 201: The Week in Review (16.09.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of September 16: This week our editors Maria Titizian and Roubina Margossian present a chronology of events following Azerbaijan’s large-scale attack against the sovereign territory of Armenia that was launched just after midnight on September 13.

September 13, 2022
Name the Aggressor

Name the Aggressor

Following Azerbaijan’s latest attack, this time against Armenia proper, international actors are calling on both sides to de-escalate the situation. Bothsidism in this context is ridiculous, tiresome, and shameful. Not naming the aggressor or who is benefiting from violence is not a neutral act. It is not telling the truth.

September 9, 2022

Ep. 202: The Week in Review (09.09.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of September 9: Five Armenian POWs are repatriated following the Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting in Brussels; the new U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group is in Armenia; opposition forces announce that they will boycott parliament again; Starmus Festival kicks off in Yerevan and more.

September 2, 2022

Ep. 201: The Week in Review (02.09.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of September 2: The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan meet in Brussels; former Artsakh Defense Army commander arrested for negligence and abuse of power; three people arrested in connection with the deadly Surmalu market blast and more.

August 26, 2022

Ep. 200: The Week in Review (26.08.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of August 26: The villages of Aghavno, Berdzor, and Sus were handed to Azerbaijan; a temporary road linking Armenia to Artsakh to be used starting September 1; Pashinyan and Aliyev to meet in Brussels on August 31

August 24, 2022

Azerbaijan’s Violations of International Law Through the Lens of Racial Discrimination

This year, Azerbaijan, along with seven other countries, is under review by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva. Tamara Voskanian is the co-founder of the Center for Truth and Justice (CFTJ) and lawyer Talin Hitik is heading up the CFTJ’s delegation in Geneva, presenting the organization’s report based on primary evidence on Azerbaijan’s ongoing violations during the CERD hearing. They spoke to EVN Report about their ongoing efforts to bring to the world’s attention the crimes committed by Azerbaijan and the impact this will have on the Armenia v. Azerbaijan case at the International Court of Justice.

August 19, 2022

Ep. 199: The Week in Review (19.08.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of August 19: Major blast at a shopping center in Yerevan leaves 16 dead; Russian diplomat says peacekeepers will not be redeployed until the new corridor is complete; Armenian government intends to open three checkpoints on border with Azerbaijan.

August 12, 2022

Ep. 198: The Week in Review (12.08.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of August 12: Residents of the Armenian village of Aghavno, located on the Lachin Corridor have been told to leave their homes by August 25 when the village will be handed over to Azerbaijan; following another Azerbaijani attack in Artsakh, Armenia’s prime minister announces the necessity to clarify the actions of the Russian peacekeeping mission; Iran is set to open a consulate in Armenia’s southern town of Kapan in Syunik region and more.

July 20, 2022
Ձայնագիր. Մաս 2. Ի՞նչ կարող է պատահել Լեռնային Ղարաբաղի հայերին

Ձայնագիր. Մաս 2. Ի՞նչ կարող է պատահել Լեռնային Ղարաբաղի հայերին

Լեռնային Ղարաբաղի հակամարտության հետ համեմատելի՝ Նախիջևանի, Հարավային Օսեթիայի, Հյուսիսային Կիպրոսի, Բոսնիա և Հերցեգովինայի, Արևելյան Թիմորի և Կոսովոյի հակամարտությունների զարգացումը ներկայացնող Սոսի Թաթիկյանի հոդվածի ՁայնաԳիրը։

July 15, 2022

Ep. 195: The Week in Review (15.07.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of July 15: A new Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces has finally been appointed; Armenia’s Prime Minister has a telephone conversation with Turkey’s President; Armenia’s parliament discusses the reestablishment of an Interior Ministry and more.

July 13, 2022

Ձայնագիր. Մաս 1. Ի՞նչ կարող է պատահել Լեռնային Ղարաբաղի հայերին. անվտանգության և մարդու իրավունքների երաշխիքների բացակայությունից բխող անորոշություններ

«Քաղաքականություն» բաժնում հրապարակված՝ Սոսի Թաթիկյանի «Մաս 1. Ի՞նչ կարող է պատահել Լեռնային Ղարաբաղի հայերին. նրանց անվտանգության և մարդու իրավունքների երաշխիքների բացակայությունից բխող անորոշություններ» հոդվածի ձայնագիրը: Ընթերցում է Սոնա Ներսեսյանը: Երեք մասից բաղկացած հոդվածաշարի առաջին մասում Սոսի Թաթիկյանը վերլուծում է Լեռնային Ղարաբաղի անորոշությունները և հնարավոր սցենարները, եթե Հայաստանի ղեկավարությունը ճանաչի Ադրբեջանի տարածքային ամբողջականությունը։

July 8, 2022

Ep. 194: The Week in Review (08.07.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of July 8: Azerbaijani Armed Forces open fire on Armenian villages twice in the Vayots Dzor region of Armenia; Artsakh authorities report that the Kanach Zham Church in Shushi is being converted to an orthodox church under the pretense of restoration work; Russia responds to Canadian embassy opening in Yerevan and more.

July 1, 2022

Ep. 193: The Week in Review (01.07.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of July 1: Parliament votes to strip two opposition MPs of their positions in the National Assembly for their prolonged absences; Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan says several Armenian villages will be handed over to Azerbaijan; Armenia has its first woman Prosecutor General and more.

June 24, 2022

Ep. 192: The Week in Review (24.06.22)

In EVN report’s news roundup for the week of June 24: An Armenian soldier is shot dead by Azerbaijani Armed Forces in Armenia’s Gegharkunik region; Artur Vanetsyan, head of the Fatherland Party and leader of the “I Have Honor” bloc resigns his seat in parliament; while in Baku, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the OSCE Minsk Group ceased its activities because of the U.S. and France plus more.

June 17, 2022

Ep. 191: The Week in Review (17.06.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of June 17: After more than six weeks of ongoing protests, the opposition Resistance Movement remove their tents from France Square; Armenia’s new Criminal Code will not include the article for grave insults; Armenia’s national airline FlyArna launches its first flight and more.

June 10, 2022

Ep. 190: The Week in Review (10.06.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of June 10: While in Yerevan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says that Armenia will control any transportation links between Azerbaijan and Nakhichevan; a Government bill proposes subordinating the Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces to the Minister of Defense; an investigation has been launched following violent clashes between protesters and police in the country’s capital and more.

May 19, 2022
The Tech Hubs of the Former Soviet Union

The Tech Hubs of the Former Soviet Union

Estonia, Ukraine and Armenia inherited an appreciation for the hard sciences from the Soviet Union, helping to leave their mark on the global tech map. While Estonia is considered the rising star, Ukraine and Armenia still face challenges despite significant achievements in the field.

May 13, 2022
Ep. 187: The Week in Review (13.05.22)

Ep. 187: The Week in Review (13.05.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of May 13: Armenian and Azerbaijani delegations will meet in Moscow next week to discuss border demarcation issues; opposition protests continue in Yerevan; Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in the Netherlands on an official visit and more.

April 29, 2022

Ep. 185: The Week in Review (29.04.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of April 29: the Foreign Ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia to meet in Dushanbe on May 13; ongoing opposition protests are calling for the resignation of PM Nikol Pashinyan; a number of former state officials issue statement on the critical situation in the country following the 2020 Artsakh War and more.

April 8, 2022

Ep. 182: The Week in Review (08.04.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of April 8: The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan meet in Brussels; Russian Foreign Minister says French and U.S. co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group are refusing to cooperate with the Russian co-chair because of their “Russophobic stance” in light of the situation in Ukraine; parliamentary opposition factions stage a protest in Yerevan ahead of the Brussels meeting & more.

March 25, 2022

Ep. 180: The Week in Review (25.03.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of March 25: Azerbaijan violates the ceasefire regime in Artsakh, dangerously escalating the situation while the world’s attention is focused on Ukraine; Armenia applies to the ECHR, asking the court to take urgent measures against Azerbaijan for violating the rights of the people of Artsakh; after briefly restoring natural gas supply to Artsakh, Azerbaijan shuts it down again, leaving residents without heat in freezing temperatures and more.

March 18, 2022

Ep. 179: The Week in Review (18.03.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of March 18: the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Turkey meet on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum; Azerbaijan proposes a peace accord with Armenia; although a damaged natural gas pipeline supplying gas to residents of Artsakh has been repaired, gas supply has still not commenced.

February 25, 2022

Ep. 176: The Week in Review (25.02.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of February 25: As Russia launches a full scale war in Ukraine, tensions in the greater region surge; Russia and Azerbaijan sign historic declaration on a strategic alliance; two Azerbaijani MPs cause a scandal in Yerevan during the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly session and Armenia’s government sacks five top military commanders.

February 23, 2022

Russia Consolidates Its Orbit

Is Russia’s escalation of tensions with Ukraine really about Ukraine or is Putin trying to reassert Russia as a regional hegemon? What does this mean for Europe and the South Caucasus? Political Scientist Nerses Kopalyan explains.

February 18, 2022
Ep. 175: The Week in Review (18.02.22)

Ep. 175: The Week in Review (18.02.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of February 18: An Armenian soldier is wounded by Azerbaijani gunfire in Artsakh; Baku threatens to arrest Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan; Armenia’s former President Robert Kocharyan says Armenia should consider joining the Union State of Russia and Belarus and more.

February 11, 2022

Ep. 174: The Week in Review (11.02.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of February 11: The Government of France and the European Council mediate the return of eight Armenian POWs; ruling Civil Contract party announces the establishment of an ad-hoc commission to investigate Armenia’s defeat in the 44-day war; Azerbaijani forces opened fire in the direction of two villages in Artsakh, targeting civilians early this morning and more.

February 4, 2022

Ep. 173: The Week in Review (04.02.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of February 4: The ruling Civil Contract Party announces its candidate for the office of president; Azerbaijan rejects Armenia’s proposals on the demarcation and delimitation process; Azerbaijani culture minister says a working group will restore “Armenianized” Albanian temples, raising serious concerns yet again.

January 14, 2022

Ep. 170: The Week in Review (14.01.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of January 14: Armenia sends peacekeepers to Kazakhstan as part of a CSTO-led peacekeeping mission; three soldiers have already been killed this year by Azerbaijani fire; the special envoys of Armenia and Turkey meet for the first time in Moscow.

January 2, 2022
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.

December 24, 2021

Ep. 169: The Week in Review (24.12.21)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of December 24: Yerevan has a new mayor after City Council impeaches now former Mayor Hayk Marutyan; 10 POWs return to Armenia through EU mediation; Armenia appoints a special envoy to start dialogue with Turkey and more.

December 14, 2021
ԽՍՀՄ փլուզումն ու աշխարհաքաղաքական չավարտվող պայքարը

The Endless Geopolitical Struggle

Western attempts to infiltrate into the sphere of Russian influence have meant to weaken Russia and maintain constant tension. Could this result in larger clashes with more unpredictable consequences, this time between large geopolitical players?

December 12, 2021
A National Hiking Trail

A National Hiking Trail

The opening of the Armenian section of the Transcaucasian Trail means hikers can now walk the length of Armenia along a specially-constructed footpath that connects the Iranian and Georgian borders, taking in some of Armenia’s most spectacular landscapes and cultural sites on the way.

December 6, 2021
Turkish-Georgian Economic Relations: A Case Study

Turkish-Georgian Economic Relations: A Case Study

Turkey is Georgia’s main source of imports and finances strategic infrastructure such as energy projects. The imbalanced arrangement provided Turkey with “strategic depth” and opportunities for power projection. Armenians are apprehensive about the repercussions of going in the same direction.

November 19, 2021
Ep. 162: The Week in Review (05.11.21)

Ep. 164: The Week in Review (19.11.21)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of November 19: Azerbaijan launches a large-scale offensive on Armenia’s eastern border leading to intense battles; a Russian-brokered ceasefire comes into effect five hours later; one day before the Azerbaijani attack, PM Nikol Pashinyan sacks Defense Minister Arshak Karapetyan; the 29th Eurasian Intergovernmental Session of the Eurasian Economic Union kicks off in Yerevan and more.

November 10, 2021
The Aftermath

The Aftermath

This is not a story about war. This is the story of what happens after the bullets, missiles, bombs and drones no longer fly through the autumn air. Maria Titizian recounts her journey to Artsakh last year, two days after the signing of the trilateral statement ending the war.

November 3, 2021
Armenia at the International Court of Justice

Armenia at the International Court of Justice

On September 16, 2021, Armenia instituted proceedings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Azerbaijan on the basis of violations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD). Yeghishe Kirakosyan, Armenia’s agent at the ICJ and international law expert Levon Gevorgyan who was an advisor and part of Armenia’s legal team at The Hague speak to EVN Report about the landmark case.

October 20, 2021
The Multilayered Causes of the War

The Multilayered Causes of the War

A unique combination of causal factors at different levels made the 44-day war possible. Tigran Grigoryan presents a systematic and comprehensive explanation of the structural conditions and circumstances behind Azerbaijan’s large-scale offensive.

October 8, 2021
Ep. 161: The Week in Review (29.10.21)

Ep. 158: The Week in Review (08.10.21)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of October 8: Azerbaijan’s national air carrier operates its first flight through Armenian airspace since 2014; newly released Pandora Papers implicate former and current Armenian officials; Armenian-American molecular biologist Ardem Patapoutian is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and more.

October 7, 2021
A White Paper to Build a Security Architecture

A White Paper to Build a Security Architecture

What has Armenia’s defeat in the 2020 Artsakh War revealed? Tigran Yegavian reviews a recently published White Paper that looks at a number of misconceptions, failures and dysfunctions within Armenian statehood and attempts to diagnose those ills and offer possible solutions.

October 1, 2021
Ep. 161: The Week in Review (29.10.21)

Ep. 157: The Week in Review (01.10.21)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of October 1: Iran conducts large-scale military training near its border with Azerbaijan; PACE adopts resolution regarding the humanitarian consequences of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict; ICJ to hold hearings on Armenian and Azerbaijani claims in mid-October; Armenia’s former Minister of Defense arrested on embezzlement charges and more.

September 27, 2021
Breaking the Immunity of Dictators

Breaking the Immunity of Dictators

Dictators are emboldened by the silence of those who claim to be proponents of human rights and justice. Turkey’s Erdogan and Azerbaijan’s Aliyev must be held accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity, writes Irina Ghaplanyan.

September 27, 2021
The Guardian Women of the Front Lines

The Guardian Women of the Front Lines

While the majority of women didn’t pick up guns to fight in the war, many used their skills to fight in their own way. On this first anniversary of the 2020 Artsakh War, Kushane Chobanyan presents the stories of six extraordinary women who were on the front lines.

September 20, 2021
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.

September 17, 2021
Ep. 153: The Week in Review (03.09.21)

Ep. 155: The Week in Review (17.09.21)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of September 17: Armenia files a claim against Azerbaijan at the International Court of Justice; Azerbaijan sets up a checkpoint on the Goris-Kapan highway, charging road tax from Iranian truck drivers; U.S. Ambassador to Armenia reiterates that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remains unresolved.

September 16, 2021
Trudeau’s Armenian Scandal

Trudeau’s Armenian Scandal

Canada has a finely-crafted international image as a champion of human rights. While different factors contributed to the outcome of the 2020 Artsakh War, one of them, the Turkish Bayraktar drone used against Artsakh, was heavily reliant on target acquisition optics made by a Canadian company.

September 16, 2021
The Nuclear Option

The Nuclear Option

Armenia’s Nuclear Power Plant in Metsamor is vital for Armenia’s energy security; it also poses dangers that are often overlooked. While the focus has been its location, less public scrutiny has been paid to its ongoing environmental impact.