Tag: Iran

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.

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 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.

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.

February 1, 2022

Central Asia’s Shifting Geopolitics

A power vacuum was created after the pullout of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, allowing China, Russia, Iran, and also Turkey to play a greater role in Central Asia triggering new developments. What does that mean for the wider region?

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.

August 21, 2021
Understanding the Government Programme

Ոչ միատարր Աֆղանստանը և աշխարհը

Արևելագետ Ռուբեն Սաֆրաստյանը ներկայացնում է Աֆղանստանում ծավալված վերջին իրադարձությունների պատկերը և քննարկում Թալիբների ներքին և արտաքին քաղաքականության զարգացման հեռանկարները և հավանական տարբերակները։

October 20, 2020

Updates From Artsakh: Shifting Contact Lines

As the death toll mounts for both sides in the war, contact lines are constantly shifting as pitched battles are taking place, primarily in the south of Artsakh; some legislators in France and the U.S. are calling for the recognition of the Republic of Artsakh. Here is a chronology of official updates.

January 16, 2020
Is Iran a Strong State?

Is Iran a Strong State?

While the short-term crisis between Iran and the United States is over, the situation is far from stable, or certain, specifically due to the volatile domestic situation in Iran.

March 31, 2019

The Armenian Footprint of Isfahan

Isfahan is more than just a place with an abundance of blue, hospitality and diplomacy, Isfahan is also Julfa, the old Armenian neighborhood where the domes of churches are not pointed but rather round like a Mosque’s, where an Armenian community, since 1605, continues to exist and has become an inseparable part of the fabric of this city once built to be the center of the world.

January 8, 2018
Iran: What Lies Beneath

Iran: What Lies Beneath

Since 1997 and the coming to power of reformists in Iran, Western countries have refused to see anything else in Iran other than the symbiosis of the so-called reformers and hardliners within the regime. Sohrab Mobasheri, an Iranian political activist and journalist in exile explains: "The writings on the wall were present...Anybody who was willing to do so could see the signs..."

January 7, 2018

The Question of Iranian Power-Sharing

Iran was rocked by a number of protests last week that caught many by surprise. Loosineh Markarian writes that while many have been focused on the interrelation of the elite and the protestors, recent developments in inter-elite relations could be the significant factor informing the recent outburst.

April 12, 2017

A Room of Our Own: An Invitation to Write

Atoussa S. explores the history of women writing and their absence in the literary canon. In this essay for EVN Report, she seeks answers to the questions: What circumstances make women writing/literature possible? What do women own in their writing? What is the meaning of this ownership?