Tag: EVN Report

May 27, 2024
The Challenge of a Sacred Union

The Challenge of a Sacred Union

Archbishop Bagrat Galstanyan, leader of the "Tavush for the Homeland" movement, is advocating for resistance against the government's peace policy. Blending patriotism, spirituality and disobedience, his aim is to restore national morale. But can he succeed? Tigran Yegavian’s analysis.

May 24, 2024

Ep. 286: The Week in Review (24.05.24)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of May 24: Armenian and Azerbaijani border guard troops deployed to the newly delimited section of the border; Moscow recalls its ambassador to Armenia; Archbishop Bagrat Galstanyan to lead protest rally in Yerevan over the weekend and more.

May 23, 2024
Ban Chka

Ban Chka

In her next piece for “Outside In” Maria Gunko recounts her exploration of the Armenian language. Learning it for a foreigner can be tough, she says, but not as tough as it may seem at first glance. Every cloud has a silver lining.

May 20, 2024
Love and Let Love

Love and Let Love

If we truly care about our own freedom, then we must strive to embrace a philosophy of live and let live, love and let love, writes Sheila Paylan in her next piece for “Unleashed”.

May 17, 2024

Ep. 285: The Week in Review (17.05.24)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of May 17: Protests led by Archbishop Bagrat Galstanyan continue in Yerevan; border commissions of Armenia and Azerbaijan sign a protocol on demarcated sections of the border; Armenia’s anti-corruption court is reviewing discrepancies in the 2022 financial reports of the ruling Civil Contract party and more.

May 6, 2024

Walk the Talk

True freedom isn’t in the absence of fear, but in the willingness to confront it, writes Sheila Paylan in her next piece about embracing discomfort to walk the talk and transform private convictions to public action.

May 3, 2024

EVN Security Report: April 2024

In order for Armenia to mitigate, anticipate, and deter Azerbaijan's threats and potential attacks, it must understand and qualify the mechanisms that define the Aliyev regime’s propensity for bellicosity, and gauge its “coercive credibility”.

April 30, 2024
A New Approach to Aging: Redefining the Journey

A New Approach to Aging: Redefining the Journey

Amidst a lively gathering, seniors engage in therapeutic activities and form connections at the Memory Café, an initiative by Alzheimer’s Care Armenia promoting healthy aging and social interaction. What is the state doing about the country’s aging population? Gohar Abrahamyan explains.

April 23, 2024
The Shifter Under the Monastery

The Shifter Under the Monastery

The surroundings of the Kobayr Monastery are a contrast between the eternal and the fleeting, the essence and the image, serenity and mundane chaos. Maria Gunko’s story is a patchwork of two places and one character who seemingly dwells between them, making a life from what’s available.

April 22, 2024
Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle

Reflecting on her experience in law school, Sheila Paylan highlights the prevalence of form over substance in many aspects of society and calls for cutting through the superficial glitz to appreciate the true value of what lies beneath and within.

April 19, 2024
Freedom House Assesses Armenia’s Democracy

Freedom House Assesses Armenia’s Democracy

Freedom House's Nations in Transit 2024 report downgraded Armenia's democracy score. It also highlighted the spread of autocracy in the region, emphasizing that Western democracies have been inconsistent and hesitant in defending international norms, enabling autocracies to evade accountability.

April 18, 2024
Embracing a Culture of Kindness

Embracing a Culture of Kindness

While Armenians pride themselves for their hospitality towards foreigners, sometimes the same gesture isn’t extended to their fellow Armenians, particularly to those in need. If we could learn to embrace kindness and share this generosity, we could greatly enhance the well-being of all Armenians, writes Ella Kanegarian-Berberian.

April 12, 2024

Ep. 280: The Week in Review (12.04.24)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of April 12: Amid increasing aggressive rhetoric from Azerbaijan and several ceasefire violations, an Azerbaijani serviceman is wounded following a border incident; a delegation of the EU Political and Security Committee holds meetings in Yerevan; Armenia and Georgia agree to finalize border delimitation and more.

April 8, 2024
Quiet Power

Quiet Power

Embracing quiet power is now a revolutionary act, writes Sheila Paylan in her next column for “Unleashed”, a silent rebellion against the expectation to conform to an extroverted ideal and how that discovery has been liberating.

April 5, 2024

Ep. 279: The Week in Review (05.04.24)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of April 5: A much anticipated trilateral meeting kicked off in Brussels between the EU, the U.S. and Armenia; in response, Azerbaijan ramped up its rhetoric accusing the West of exclusionary and inflammatory steps; a former Artsakh official is arrested on espionage charges while being escorted to Armenia from Artsakh by the ICRC and more.

April 5, 2024
EVN Security Report: March 2024

EVN Security Report: March 2024

In Armenia, establishing a Western pivot was crucial to achieve an independent foreign policy and enhance security capabilities, paving the way for diversification in foreign and security relations. This process involves pivoting first, diversifying, and only then adopting hedging strategies.

April 3, 2024
Վտանգավոր քիմիական նյութերը քաղաքում՝ աչքից հեռու, մտքից հեռու

Toxic Waste Beneath the City: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Hazardous chemical substances in Armenia have been improperly managed and unsafely stored for decades. Former factories, now abandoned, still hold significant quantities of these hazardous substances. Mariam Tashchyan looks at the challenges of safely managing toxic waste and examines the government's responsibilities.

March 28, 2024
A Short Colorful Lyrical Digression

A Short Colorful Lyrical Digression

In commemoration of renowned Armenian poet Yeghishe Charents, Maria Gunko delves into his colorful universe to see how it captures the essence of Armenia's landscapes and geography, drawing parallels with her perceptions.

March 26, 2024
Նոր տուն, որ կառուցեցին արցախցի տղամարդիկ

The New Home the Men of Artsakh Built

After being forcibly displaced by Azerbaijan, a group of men from Artsakh transformed the interior of a dilapidated hospital in the Ararat region of Armenia and built eight separate apartments for their families. A photo story by Ani Gevorgyan.

March 25, 2024
Noli Me Tangere

Noli Me Tangere

"Noli Me Tangere" delves into the significance of the Latin phrase, exploring its symbolism in religious and literary contexts. Sheila Paylan unveils personal encounters with the phrase, reflecting on its relevance in navigating life's challenges and asserting individual sovereignty.

March 22, 2024

Ep. 277: The Week in Review (22.03.24)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of March 22: Discussions about the handover of four abandoned villages to Azerbaijan continued; Armenians from Artsakh hold a rally in Yerevan’s Freedom Square demanding more aid from the Armenian government and international security guarantees for their return; Armenia’s national carrier, FlyArna’s license is suspended for six months and more.

March 22, 2024
Towards a Franco-Armenian Strategic Partnership?

Towards a Franco-Armenian Strategic Partnership?

The Coordinating Council of Armenian Associations in France recently hosted its annual dinner in Paris against the backdrop of heightened geopolitical tensions and concerns over Armenia's security. The focus shifted to the role of France in implementing deterrence measures and sanctions against Azerbaijan.

March 15, 2024

Ep. 276: The Week in Review (15.03.24)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of March 15: According to a new poll, 40% of respondents in Armenia view Russia as a political threat; Yerevan City Council to raise transportation fares starting September; India launches strategic air cargo flights for exports to Armenia and more.

March 12, 2024
Արցախից Գազա, ոչ ոք ազատ չի լինի

From Artsakh to Gaza, No One Will Be Free

An Armenian film, “1489” won the Main Jury and the International Federation of Film Critics prizes at the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam in 2023 amid upheaval and controversy that triggered a series of withdrawals and boycotts of the festival for its perceived silence regarding Israel’s invasion of Gaza.

March 11, 2024
Seek and Preserve

Seek and Preserve

From adolescent angst to the exploration of cultural resilience, Sheila Paylan discovers the parallels between the preservation of traditions, like Cambodia's Sak Yant tattoo art, and the current challenges faced by the Armenian people in Nagorno-Karabakh.

March 1, 2024

Ep. 274: The Week in Review (01.03.24)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of March 1: Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan meet in Berlin; PM Pashinyan says Armenia may consider freezing its membership in the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization; armed Azerbaijani soldier crosses into Armenian territory and is apprehended.

February 29, 2024
The Eagle and the Trident

The Eagle and the Trident

With Zelenskyy’s potential visit to Armenia in the coming days, Justin Tomczyk writes that Ukraine’s experience over the past two years can provide insights into how smaller democracies must fight against their larger, authoritarian neighbors.

February 28, 2024
Lenin in the Periphery: Self-Determination and Its Discontents

Lenin in the Periphery: Self-Determination and Its Discontents

Over 30 years ago, a statue of Lenin towered over the heart of Yerevan until it was dismantled. The recent centennial of Lenin’s death went mostly unnoticed in Armenia but it might have sparked reflection on Lenin’s impact during the Sovietization of Armenia and how his definition of self-determination has had consequences on contemporary geopolitics.

February 26, 2024
Taking Off/Letting Go

Taking Off/Letting Go

If we can achieve consistent stillness, focus and wisdom that can be called upon even in the most trying situations, then we obtain a ferocious capacity to build and grow, writes Sheila Paylan, whose frequent flights have helped her learn the art of letting go.

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 16, 2024

Ep. 272: The Week in Review (16.02.24)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of February 16: Four Armenian border guards are killed following an Azerbaijani attack; a major shuffle of the top military brass takes place after this latest incident; Armenia’s Economy Minister is sacked and charged with abuse of power and more.

February 12, 2024
Wake, Dragon

Wake, Dragon

The Year of the Dragon is particularly auspicious. It symbolizes strength, courage, power, nobility and honor and it also coincides with one of the darkest periods in Armenian history. In this inaugural column for “Unleashed”, Sheila Paylan writes about the need to wake up the dragon.

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 8, 2024
Growth and Trade Slow, Inflation Eases

Growth and Trade Slow, Inflation Eases

Armenia’s statistics agency recently released its annual report on a number of socio-economic metrics covering sectors from trade to tourism to employment and inflation. Hovhannes Nazaretyan presents some of the more interesting findings reflecting the state of the country.

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.

February 5, 2024
Can Armenia Be Independent?

Can Armenia Be Independent?

In a voluminous collection of texts, historian and former diplomat Jirair Libaridian examines the reasons behind the moral, military and intellectual defeat of the Armenian elite in the context of three issues: the contemporary history of the Republic of Armenia, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and Armenian-Turkish relations.

February 2, 2024

Ep. 270: The Week in Review (02.02.24)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of February 2: Deputy Minister of Economy and six others arrested on corruption charges; Armenia’s National Airline Carrier FlyArna announces that it is suspending flights; constitutional changes look to be on the horizon and more.

February 2, 2024
EVN Security Report: January 2024

EVN Security Report: January 2024

Noting the instrumentalization of warfare as the dominant and preferred strategic tool of the Aliyev regime, a rationalist explanation of war is introduced in this month's security briefing to address the causal mechanisms shaping Aliyev’s incentives for being conflict-prone.

January 25, 2024
Արևը՝ Բրեժնևից հետո. մաս 3

Arev After Brezhnev, Part 3

This is the story of Arev, a woman who survived a Soviet prison. In this new essay, Arev recounts her adventures traveling across the USSR in search of bottles and how she came to own a home in downtown Yerevan. As told by her niece Ella Kanegarian.

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

Ep. 267: The Week in Review (12.01.24)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of January 12: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev threatens to keep Armenia in an “eternal deadlock”; Greece’s Foreign Affairs Minister visits Armenia; two non-combat deaths were reported in one day and more.

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 22, 2023

Ep. 265: The Week in Review (22.12.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of December 22: Armenia’s National Commission on Television and Radio temporarily suspends broadcast of the Russian Sputnik Armenia news agency; 26 fishermen are arrested after attacking officers in Lake Sevan; for the first-time ever, an Armenian film has been short-listed for the Oscars 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 13, 2023
New Canadian Embassy Signals Commitment to Support Armenia

New Canadian Embassy Signals Commitment to Support Armenia

More than three decades after Armenia's independence, Canada finally opened its embassy in Yerevan. Canada's first resident Ambassador Andrew Turner, a career diplomat, speaks to EVN Report's Maria Titizian about the journey to establish an embassy and Canada's strong commitment to support Armenia's democracy and security.

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.

December 1, 2023

Ep. 262: The Week in Review (01.12.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of December 1: Armenian and Azerbaijani border delimitation commissions meet at the state border; following the September 19 Azerbaijani attack on Artsakh, 16 people are in Azerbaijani custody, including eight Artsakh state officials; trucks loaded with Armenian-made products are stranded for days at the Lars border before being turned back; Russia says the products did not pass quality inspection and more.

September 8, 2023
Ep. 250: The Week in Review (08.09.23)

Ep. 250: The Week in Review (08.09.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of September 8, 2023: Heavy Azerbaijani military buildup around Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia as fears of a new war mount; three students arbitrarily detained by Azerbaijani forces at the Hakari bridge are released; amid escalating tensions, US-Armenia joint military exercise to take place in Armenia next week 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.

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 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.

February 24, 2023

Ep. 223: The Week in Review (24.02.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of February 24: The International Court of Justice orders Azerbaijan to ensure free movement of persons, cargo and other goods along the Lachin Corridor; Ruben Vardanyan, the State Minister of Artsakh is dismissed from his position by President Arayik Harutyunyan; the Government of Armenia gives the go ahead to Lydian to start operating the Amulsar gold mine and more.

February 17, 2023

Ep. 222: The Week in Review (17.02.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of February 17: Armenia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ararat Mirzoyan is in Turkey this week; 120,000 people in Artsakh continue to remain under siege as Azerbaijan’s blockade of the Lachin Corridor continues; Armenia and Azerbaijan continue to discuss the next phase of the peace process 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 7, 2023

Al Eisaian: Insights From a Career in Tech

Al Eisaian is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in growing Armenia’s tech ecosystem for more than two decades. In this episode of EVN Disrupt he shares with us the insights he’s gained throughout his long career. We also spoke about his current role as CEO of Cognaize, an AI start-up that helps companies extract insights from unstructured data.

February 3, 2023

Ep. 220: The Week in Review (03.02.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of February 3: The International Court of Justice hears cases presented by Armenia and Azerbaijan against each other on the application of CERD; Azerbaijan’s ongoing blockade of the Lachin Corridor is now in its 54th day; Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister says that as a result of the 2020 Artsakh War, Azerbaijan was able to reclaim the territories which belonged to it and more.

January 26, 2023

Պայքարը որպես դիզայն

Բայց և սակայն, այնուամենայնիվ… Կատուների տեսանյութերով, կեղծ լուրերով ու սելֆիներով ողողված մեր գերհագեցված մեդիա իրականությունում, գնալով ավելի կարևոր են դառնում այն պատկերները որոնք, ինչպես պնդում է հայտնի ասացվածքը, «արժեն հազար բառ»։ Նման պատկերներից է գրաֆիկական նկարազարդող, արվեստագետ Նվարդ Երկանյանի «Նրանք եկել էին խաղաղությամբ» պաստառը, որն ընդամենը մի քանի սեղմ մանրամասների միջոցով կարողացավ ամփոփել Արցախի շրջափակման ողջ աբսուրդն ու հանրային ցասումը, ժամերի ընթացքում ողողելով ֆեյսբուքն ու ինստագրամը։ Նվարդի հետ քննարկել ենք նրա ստեղծագործական գործունեության քաղաքական կողմը, դիզայնի հասարակական ներգրավվածության կարևորությունը և այս միջոցի հեռանկարները նոր տեխնոլոգիաների դարաշրջանում։

January 16, 2023
Ձայնագիր. Լույսը շարունակվում է

Ձայնագիր. Լույսը շարունակվում է

Ռուբեն Ֆիլյանի՝ ուշ խորհրդահայ արձակում, կատարելապես նոր ու արտասավոր փիլիսոփայական մտահորիզոններ բացելու հանդուգն փորձի մասին Արամ Պաչյանի անդրադարձի ՁայնաԳիրը։

December 27, 2022

Raffi Kassarjian: The Armenian Tech Sector in 2022

Raffi Kassarjian, CEO of Sensyan and advisor to the CEO of the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises, joins us to recap the major events that took place in Armenia’s tech sector over the last year. We spoke about the state of the global tech sector and how it relates to Armenia’s context, particularly the slowdown of venture capital financing and how start-ups are thinking about their run rates. Raffi also shared his thoughts on the influx of Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian tech talent to the country this year, and the arrival of several global tech companies. Lastly, we spoke about the impact of the appreciation of the Armenian dram and its impact on the industry.

December 23, 2022

Ep. 216: The Week in Review (23.12.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of December 23: For 12 days now, Azerbaijan has been blockading Artsakh; the European Court of Human Rights applied interim measures against Baku for the ongoing blockade of the Lachin Corridor; PM Nikol Pashinyan criticizes the inaction of Russian peacekeepers and says Azerbaijan’s blockade grossly violates provisions of the November 9 trilateral statement.

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 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 8, 2022
Dr. Lucy Abgaryan: Finding Treatments for Myotonic Dystrophy

Dr. Lucy Abgaryan: Finding Treatments for Myotonic Dystrophy

Dr. Lucy Abgaryan, the co-founder and CEO of GrittGene Therapeutics, a biotech company based in Los Angeles, California, joins us to discuss how her company is working to find treatments for Myotonic Dystrophy, a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle loss and weakness. Lucy also shared with us her experience in trying to find opportunities to work with the local Armenian biotech industry.

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 7, 2022

Ep. 205: The Week in Review (07.10.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of October 7: Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan meets with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Prague; he also meets with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; the EU will send a civilian monitoring mission on the border of Armenia; 17 Armenian POWs are repatriated and more

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 20, 2022

Marina Aghayan: 3D Printing Devices for the Medical and Aerospace Industries

This week on EVN Disrupt, Marina Aghayan, the co-founder of AIP Tech and Fact Industries, joins us to discuss the potential that 3D printing has for solving real-world problems. AIP Tech is an Armenian company that 3D prints devices for the medical and aerospace industries. AIP Tech volunteered to help veterans of the 2020 Artsakh War with varying bone injuries with customized 3D implants to help them return to normal life.

September 12, 2022
EBRD in Armenia

EBRD in Armenia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has been working in Armenia for the past three decades focusing on developing the country’s financial sector, supporting development of value-added industrial companies, improving the business environment and more. Head of EBRD’s Yerevan Resident Office, George Akhalkatsi, speaks to EVN Report about the organization’s activities and plans for the future.

September 6, 2022

Stepan Aslanyan: Accelerating Business Intelligence

This week on EVN Disrupt, Stepan Aslanyan, the co-founder and CEO of Hexact, joins us to discuss the problems they are working on solving by building no-code business intelligence tools. We also discussed Stepan’s long business career in Armenia and his thoughts on the country’s business culture.

August 29, 2022
Կաֆկան Արցախում

Kafka in Artsakh

Garegin Papoyan’s film “Bon Voyage” manages to recreate a Kafkaesque world in the form of the Stepanakert Airport, where people follow a seemingly unreasonable system, and continue to do their work with incredible persistence, without questioning its meaning.

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 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.

July 22, 2022
Armenia and the West: Reassessing the Relationship

Ep. 196: The Week in Review (22.07.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of July 22: Human Rights Watch criticizes new EU-Azerbaijan energy deal; CIA director in Yerevan as part of a regional visit to the South Caucasus; Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei announces that Iran will not tolerate efforts to block its border with Armenia and more.

July 4, 2022

Ձայնագիր. Հիվանդությունից ձերբազատվելու հրաշքի սպասումը Գերմանիայում. մաս 2

«Մարդ և հասարակություն» բաժնում հրապարակված՝ Անահիտ Հարությունյանի «Հիվանդությունից ձերբազատվելու հրաշքի սպասումը Գերմանիայում. մաս 2» հոդվածի ձայնագիրը։ Ընթերցում է Գոհար Աբրահամյանը։ Բուժման նպատակով մարդիկ հաճախ նախընտրում են մեկնել Գերմանիա՝ հույսով ու մեծ ակնկալիքներով, սակայն որոշ դեպքերում «հեքիաթային երկրում» ապրելու պատկերացումները սխալ են լինում ու մնում են ձեռնունայն։

June 27, 2022
The Supremacy of State Interests

The Supremacy of State Interests

Almost all systemic and structural political and military weaknesses of Armenia share a fundamental root cause: the chronic absence of a culture and tradition of Statehood, both in the mindset of the political leadership and the general public.

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 16, 2022

Seven Who Made History: Shushanik Kurghinyan

A native of Aleksandropol (Gyumri), Shushanik Kurghinyan was a prominent Armenian writer, feminist, and social activist. Inspired by the 1905 Russian Revolution, she became a tireless advocate of the working people and advocated for their cause in her poetry. She was also a staunch advocate for women's rights, and she cared for Armenian refugees fleeing the 1915 Genocide in Rostov-on-Don. She later returned to Armenia, at the urging of her old friend Aleksandr Myasnikyan, during the NEP period. The series is hosted by historian Pietro A. Shakarian and produced by Sona Nersesyan.

June 15, 2022

Ձայնագիր. Հիվանդությունից ձերբազատվելու հրաշքի սպասումը Գերմանիայում. մաս 1

«Մարդ և հասարակություն» բաժնում հրապարակված՝ Անահիտ Հարությունյանի հոդվածը «Հիվանդությունից ձերբազատվելու հրաշքի սպասումը Գերմանիայում. մաս 1» հոդվածի ձայնագիրը։ Ընթերցում է Գոհար Աբրահամյանը։ Դյուսելդորֆի փախստական հայցողների կացարանում մարդիկ տարիներ շարունակ ապրում են, բուժվում ու միշտ սպասում՝ կամ լիարժեք բուժմանը, կամ արտաքսմանը։ Հոդվածաշարում հայերը ներկայացնում են, թե ինչպես են հասել Գերմանիա՝ հրաշքի սպասումով։

June 14, 2022

Ձայնագիր. Երբ ապագայապաշտները հանդիպեցին իրենց բաղձած ապագայի հետ

«ԵՎ այլն» բաժնում հրապարակված՝ Կարեն Ղարսլյանի «Երբ ապագայապաշտները հանդիպեցին իրենց բաղձած ապագայի հետ» հոդվածի ձայնագիրը: Ընթերցում է Կարեն Ղարսլյանը: Թեև Հայաստանում ակնհայտորեն գերիշխում է հավաքապաշտական և առնական մշակույթը, քիչ չեն հասարակությունում անհատապաշտական և/կամ սեռահավասարության ձգտող սակավաթիվ շերտերի կողմից նրան նետված ձեռնոցները: *Ուշադրություն, ձայնագրում առկա են հայհոյախառն արտահայտություններ

June 10, 2022

Ձայնագիր. Ինչու է Հայաստանին պետք ռեալպոլիտիկ, հիմա՛

«Կարծիք» բաժնում հրապարակված՝ Գևորգ Օսկանյանի «Ինչու է Հայաստանին պետք ռեալպոլիտիկ, հիմա՛» հոդվածի ձայնագիրը։ Ընթերցում է Գոհար Աբրահամյանը։ Ավելի քան 30 տարիների ընթացքում մշտապես խոսվել է Հայաստանի ազգային նպատակների արդարացիության և չափազանց քիչ` այդ նպատակներին հասնելու միջոցների և ընտրված նպատակների իրագործելիության մասին:

June 8, 2022

Ձայնագիր. Գլոբալ և լոկալ արվեստային պատերազմներ

«ԵՎ այլն» բաժնում հրապարակված՝ Լիլիթ Սարգսյանի «Գլոբալ և լոկալ արվեստային պատերազմներ: Հայ նկարիչները «Պաղ և սառը: ԱՄՆ և ԽՍՀՄ արվեստը» ցուցահանդեսում» հոդվածի ձայնագիրը: Ընթերցում է Գոհար Աբրահամյանը: Համաշխարհային ժամանակակից արվեստի պատկառելի հարթակում հակադիր բևեռների հայ արվեստագետների ընդգրկումը բացահայտում է ոչ հեռու անցյալի հայկական գեղարվեստական ​​ժառանգության հիմնովին վերանայման և վերաիմաստավորման անհրաժեշտությունը:

June 7, 2022

Albert Poghosyan: Building Up Early Career Tech Professionals

Albert Poghosyan, the founder and Chief Dean of BuildUp Bootcamp, joins us this week to discuss how his organization attempts to prepare junior and mid-level professionals in Armenia’s tech sector for more senior roles. We discussed the project-based curriculum that BuildUp has developed, and what outcomes they are seeing with their first cohort of students.

June 6, 2022

Global and Local Art Wars

The inclusion of two conflicting Armenian artists from different eras on a prestigious platform of global contemporary art reveals the need to fundamentally reconsider and rethink the Armenian artistic heritage of the recent past.

June 6, 2022
Երևան փոդքասթ #1. Հայերեն

Երևան փոդքասթ #1. Հայերեն

Արևելահայերենի և արեւմտահայերէնի փոխհարաբերակցության մասին զրուցում են Ռուբինա Մարկոսեանը, գրական գործակալ Արևիկ Աշխարոյանը, ճարտարապետ Մովսէս Տէր Գէորգեանը և արաբագետ, լեզվաբան Մարատ Յավրումյանը:

June 4, 2022

Ձայնագիր. Արցախ-Ուկրաինա. Հայաստանը` երկու պատերազմի արանքում

«Կարծիք» բաժնում հրապարակված՝ Կայծ Մինասեանի «Արցախ-Ուկրաինա. Հայաստանը` երկու պատերազմի արանքում» հոդվածի ձայնագիրը: Ընթերցում է Սոնա Ներսեսյանը: Փետրվարի 24-ին Ռուսաստանի ներխուժումից հետո Ուկրաինայում ծավալվող իրադարձությունների շուրջ չդադարող լարվածության պայմաններում և 2020 թվականին Արցախում պարտությունից հետո Հայաստանն ինչպե՞ս կարող է դուրս գալ ահագնացող հակամարտությունների այս շղթայից:

June 3, 2022

Ձայնագիր. Մարիամ Շահինեան. ստվերից դուրս

«Արվեստ և մշակույթ» բաժնում հրապարակված՝ Նորա Գրիգորյանի «Մարիամ Շահինեան. ստվերից դուրս» հոդվածի ձայնագիրը: Ընթերցում է Գոհար Աբրահամյանը: Թուրքիայի առաջին կին պրոֆեսիոնալ տաղավարային լուսանկարչուհի Մարիամ Շահինեանի նորօրյա բացահայտումով մի խումբ կանայք ոգեշնչվում և համագործակցելով փորձում են վերծանել ստվերում մնացած պատմության այս էջը։

June 3, 2022
Ep. 189: The Week in Review (03.06.22)

Ep. 189: The Week in Review (03.06.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of June 3: Armenian-Azerbaijani negotiations on border delimitation and demarcation and unblocking of transportation routes are intensifying; Azerbaijani armed forces open fire on Armenian positions in the southeast, fatally wounding an Armenian soldier; opposition protests enter fifth week in the capital.

May 20, 2022
Ep. 188: The Week in Review (20.05.22)

Ep. 188: The Week in Review (20.05.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of May 20: the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to meet in Brussels next week with European Council President Charles Michel; while in Moscow participating in a meeting of CSTO leaders, Armenia’s Prime Minister Pashinyan calls out the rapid reaction mechanisms of the organization; opposition protests and acts of civil disobedience continue for the third week in a row in Yerevan.

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 22, 2022

Ep. 184: The Week in Review (22.04.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of April 22: Leaders of Armenia and Russia issue a joint statement following bilateral talks in Moscow; Artur Vanetsyan, leader of the parliamentary opposition faction “I Have Honor” starts sit-in in Yerevan’s Freedom Square; during the Government session, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan says no document on Artsakh will be signed without public consultations.

April 15, 2022

Ep. 183: The Week in Review (15.04.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of April 15: Armenia’s Prime Minister says international community is asking Armenia to slightly lower its bar on the final status of Karabakh; opposition parliamentarians are barred from entering Artsakh by Russian peacekeepers; Azerbaijani President says that for there to be peace in the region, Armenia must be demilitarized 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.

April 5, 2022

A Frame Outside the Frame

Psychologist Arthur Tonoyan spent the 2020 Artsakh War on the frontlines, providing care in every way possible. His story, told in his own words, is retold through the images of photojournalist Vaghinak Ghazaryan.

April 1, 2022

Ep. 181: The Week in Review (01.04.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of April 1: the Minister of Emergency SItuations is arrested on corruption charges; the ruling Civil Contract party announces their mayoral candidate for the 2023 elections; Artsakh requests more Russian peacekeepers as the situation remains tense and 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.

March 13, 2022
ՁայնաԳիր. Սյունիքը՝ Աստծո, պետության ու հակառակորդի աչքի տակ

ՁայնաԳիր. Սյունիքը՝ Աստծո, պետության ու հակառակորդի աչքի տակ

«Մարդ և հասարակություն» բաժնում հրապարակված Սոնա Մարտիրոսյանի՝ «Սյունիքը՝ Աստծո, պետության ու հակառակորդի աչքի տակ» հոդվածի ձայնագիրը: Ընթերցում է Գոհար Աբրահամյանը: 2020 թվականի արցախյան պատերազմից հետո փոփոխված իրողությունները դժվար կացության առաջ են կանգնեցրել սահմանակից Սյունիքի մարզի մի շարք համայնքների բնակիչներին: Լրագրող Սոնա Մարտիրոսյանը եղել է պատերազմից հետո սահմանամերձ դարձած բնակավայրերում և կիսվում է նրանց խնդիրներով:

March 11, 2022

Ep. 178: The Week in Review (11.03.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of March 11: Azerbaijani Armed Forces are targeting Armenian settlements and military positions as the world’s attention is focused on the war in Ukraine; the European Parliament passes a resolution on the destruction of cultural heritage in Artsakh; Armenia’s National Security Service announces that it caught another spy network operating in Armenia and more.

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 16, 2022

Կրթություն 42. Երկար զրույց ԿԶՆԱԿ-ի մասին (II)

Կրթություն 42-ի այս թողարկման շրջանակում խոսում ենք Կրթության զարգացման և նորարարությունների ազգային կենտրոնի գործունեության, սպասվող ծրագրերի և փոփոխությունների մասին։ Կրթություն 42-ը մի քանի մասից բաղկացած փոդքաստների շարք է ուր քննարկում ենք կրթության տարատեսակ հարցեր: Ինչո՞ւ 42. որովհետև Դուգլաս Ադամսի The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy գրքում 42-ը կյանքի, տիեզերքի և ամեն ինչի պատասախանն է, սակայն ոչ ոք չգիտի, թե որն է հարցը: Այդպես էլ կրթության մեջ: Փոդքաստն իրականացնում է «Պարադիգմա» կրթական հիմնադրամը՝ Ֆրիդրիխ Նաումանի՝ «Հանուն ազատության» հիմնադրամի Հարավային Կովկասի տարածաշրջանի երևանյան գրասենյակի և EVN Report-ի հետ համագործակցությամբ: Այս փոդքաստի ընթացքում հնչած կարծիքների համընկնումը Ֆրիդրիխ Նաումանի՝ «Հանուն ազատության» հիմնադրամի Հարավային Կովկասի տարածաշրջանի երևանյան գրասենյակի և EVN Report-ի հետ պարտադիր չէ։

February 12, 2022

Մշտական պահանջարկին նոր առաջարկ

Վաճառք բառի հետ գալիս են մի քանի կարծրացած պատկերացումներ, ինքներդ կարող եք մտաբերել։ Մարդը, որը աշխատանք է փնտրում, չի գտնում իրեն համապատասխան վաճառվող աշխատանք, կամ չի կարողանում իրեն վաճառել՝ որպես լավ գործընկեր։ Վաճառքի մասին մի քանի այլ դիտանկյուններից խոսում է «Ստամինա» վաճառքի աութսորսինգային ընկերության հիմնադիր տնօրեն Վահագն Ղազարյանը։

February 3, 2022
Կրթություն 42. Երկար զրույց ԿԶՆԱԿ-ի մասին

Կրթություն 42. Երկար զրույց ԿԶՆԱԿ-ի մասին

Կրթություն 42-ի այս թողարկման շրջանակում խոսում ենք Կրթության զարգացման և նորարարությունների ազգային կենտրոնի գործունեության, սպասվող ծրագրերի և փոփոխությունների մասին։ Կրթություն 42-ը մի քանի մասից բաղկացած փոդքաստների շարք է ուր քննարկում ենք կրթության տարատեսակ հարցեր: Ինչո՞ւ 42. որովհետև Դուգլաս Ադամսի The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy գրքում 42-ը կյանքի, տիեզերքի և ամեն ինչի պատասախանն է, սակայն ոչ ոք չգիտի, թե որն է հարցը: Այդպես էլ կրթության մեջ: Փոդքաստն իրականացնում է «Պարադիգմա» կրթական հիմնադրամը՝ Ֆրիդրիխ Նաումանի՝ «Հանուն ազատության» հիմնադրամի Հարավային Կովկասի տարածաշրջանի երևանյան գրասենյակի և EVN Report-ի հետ համագործակցությամբ: Այս փոդքաստի ընթացքում հնչած կարծիքների համընկնումը Ֆրիդրիխ Նաումանի՝ «Հանուն ազատության» հիմնադրամի Հարավային Կովկասի տարածաշրջանի երևանյան գրասենյակի և EVN Report-ի հետ պարտադիր չէ։

February 2, 2022

Gagarin Project’s Valley of Dreams

Seda Grigoryan, the communication coordinator of the DAR Foundation for Regional Development and Competitiveness speaks to EVN Report about the foundation’s new initiative called the Gagarin Project. It aims to create a sustainable model of community development in the villages of Ddmashen, Zovaber, Tsaghkunk, Geghamavan, Varser and Gagarin in the Gegharkunik region of Armenia.