Tag: ilham aliyev

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

March 24, 2023

Ep. 227: The Week in Review (24.03.23)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of March 24: An Armenian soldier is killed by Azerbaijani fire near the village of Yeraskh in Armenia; while in Talish, now under Azerbaijani control, Ilham Aliyev makes threatening statements against Armenia; Armenia’s Constitutional Court announces decision declaring obligations enshrined in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to be constitutional and more.

December 21, 2022
From the Dictator’s Mouth

From the Dictator’s Mouth

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

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 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 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 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 29, 2022

Ep. 197: The Week in Review (29.07.22)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of July 29: Azerbaijani Armed Forces fire on villages in Artsakh, damaging a home in Karmir Shuka; jailed government critic Avetik Chalabyan is released from pre-trial detention; Turkey sets preconditions for normalization of relations with Armenia 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.

December 17, 2021
Ep. 168: The Week in Review (17.12.21)

Ep. 168: The Week in Review (17.12.21)

In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of December 17: Armenia’s PM Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev meet in Brussels during the EU Eastern Partnership Summit; Armenia says it remains ready to launch the process of normalizing relations with Turkey without preconditions; Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan faces a vote of non-confidence from the My Step Alliance.

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.

October 22, 2020
The Mixed Messaging of Ilham Aliyev

The Mixed Messaging of Ilham Aliyev

Armenophobic comments from Azerbaijani’s President are nothing new. He has long drummed up support among his population by promoting hatred against Armenians and using dehumanizing language, often referring to them as dogs and vermin.