Tag: France

February 23, 2024

Ep. 273: The Week in Review (23.02.24)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of February 23: France’s Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu is in Armenia, marking the first time a French defense minister has made an official visit; the remains of French-Armenian Resistance fighters Missak and Melinee Manouchian are inducted as French national heroes in the Pantheon in Paris; the EUMA marks one year anniversary in Armenia 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.

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.

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.

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.

May 12, 2021
Post-War Diplomacy

The Need for Collective Creativity in the Local Art Scene

After moving to Armenia from France in 2015, contemporary art curator Nairi Khatchadourian has curated numerous exhibitions and been involved in a number of initiatives with practitioners in different fields of art, design, music and publication. Nairi speaks to EVN Report about the local art scene, the challenges and opportunities and the need for a national cultural policy and strategy.