Tag: Russia

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
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 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 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 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.

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 21, 2023
Memory Erases Memory

Memory Erases Memory

Photojournalist Vaghinak Ghazaryan and Russian writer and journalist Yan Shenkman explore notions of immigration, exile, perhaps even sojourner through images and words to describe the challenges of leaving one life to start another one in a new country.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 7, 2022
Seven Who Made History: Stepan Shahumyan

Seven Who Made History: Stepan Shahumyan

This episode explores the “Lenin of the Caucasus” – Stepan Shahumyan. Originally from the Georgian capital Tbilisi, Shahumyan would forge his revolutionary legacy in Baku, as the leader of the Baku Commune during the Russian Revolution and Civil War. However, the story of Shahumyan is not only the story of the Baku Commune. He also played an instrumental role in developing the Bolshevik (and later Soviet) policy on nationalities. Executed by the British-aligned Socialist Revolutionaries in the Turkmen desert, Shahumyan continues to live on in the monuments and memories of Armenia today. The series is hosted by historian Pietro A. Shakarian and produced by Sona Nersesyan.

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:

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.

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 21, 2022

Ձայնագիր. Ուժը` ճշմարտություն(ն) է

«ԵՎ այլն» բաժնում հրապարակված՝ Կարեն Ավետիսյանի «Ուժը` ճշմարտություն(ն) է» հոդվածի ձայնագիրը: Ընթերցում է Կարեն Ավետիսյանը:  2022-ի պատմական մարտ ամսվա հայ–ռուս–ուկրաինական մեր այս պայմանական նշանաբանական եռանկյունու արանքում Վիտրուվյան մարդու պես ջղաձիգ է Խոսքը՝ ոչ միայն այլաբանական, այլ հենց ամենուղիղ մարմնավորմամբ։

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.

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 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?

January 23, 2022
Armeno-Turkish Dialogue Before 1991

Armeno-Turkish Dialogue Before 1991

Representatives of Armenia and Turkey met in Moscow on January 14, 2022 for the first round of bilateral negotiations. Gaidz Minassian looks back at various stages of Armeno-Turkish dialogue before Armenia restored its independence in 1991.

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?

October 26, 2021
The Calamitous 1921 Treaty of Kars

The Calamitous 1921 Treaty of Kars

The Treaty of Kars was signed under difficult geopolitical conditions. Turkey was able to use the “threat” of normalizing its relations with the West to extract maximum concessions from the Russian side, mainly at the expense of Armenia.

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.

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 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 19, 2021
Armenia’s Sugar Crash

Armenia’s Sugar Crash

The high level of centralization in Armenia’s sugar market has been maintained, allowing the main sugar importer, producer, wholesaler and retailer to leverage its market power into an arbitrary pricing policy.

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.

May 11, 2021

Geography is Inescapable

Following Moscow’s facilitation of the ceasefire agreement ending the 2020 Artsakh War, some are asking whether Armenia should pursue “more Russia or less Russia.” The reality of the matter is that geography is inescapable.

February 11, 2021

Can Trade Prevent War?

Given the growing sense of global multipolarity and the apparent twilight years of the American-anchored liberal international order, Armenia cannot solely rely on friends and allies around the globe to ensure its survival. A more realistic approach is necessary.

November 15, 2020

War Ends, What Follows?

In the wake of the November 10 ceasefire agreement and introduction of Russian peacekeepers to Artsakh, details of its implementation are still being discussed. Meanwhile, opposition party leaders were arrested for allegedly planning Pashinyan’s assassination.

November 7, 2020

Updates From Artsakh: All Eyes On Shushi

Intense battles have been taking place around Shushi. Azerbaijani forces were able to advance closer to the city today. According to the Defense Ministry, Azerbaijan is putting all of its power into capturing the symbolic fortress town.

November 6, 2020

Updates From Artsakh: The Defense of Shushi

Armenia’s Defense Ministry says that, after intense battles, the defense of Shushi has been successful. After heavy bombing the night before, an elderly woman and her two grandchildren were killed. Here is a chronology of official updates.

November 5, 2020

Updates From Artsakh: 40 Days

The Artsakh War has entered its 40th day. More than 1100 Armenian servicemen and 50 civilians have been killed. As Azerbaijani forces attempt to reach Shushi, the President of Artsakh says that everything is being done to ensure the town remains impregnable.

November 4, 2020

Updates from Artsakh: ECHR Anniversary

While today marks the 70th anniversary of the signature of the European Convention on Human Rights, civilian settlements in Artsakh continue to be targeted by Azerbaijani forces resulting in civilian casualties and damage to vital civilian infrastructure.

November 3, 2020

Updates From Artsakh: Azerbaijani Smokescreen Fails

Stepanakert and Shushi came under shelling again this evening; Azerbaijani forces have started using banned incendiary cluster munitions; Lavrov says external players must use their powers to prevent mercenaries being sent to the Nagorno-Karabakh region. A chronology of official updates.

November 2, 2020

Updates From Artsakh: Forests Burning

Forests in almost all the regions of Artsakh are burning because of incendiary munitions; Azerbaijani forces attempt a large-scale offensive in the northwestern direction of the front line; Artsakh’s Deputy Minister of Defense is killed in battle. Here is a chronology of official updates.

October 31, 2020

Updates From Artsakh: A New Low

Despite international calls, mediation efforts and urgent appeals to cease fire, the war in Artsakh continues unabated. There is evidence that Azerbaijani forces used phosphorus munitions signaling a new low in the hostilities. Here is a chronology of official updates.

October 28, 2020
Updates From Artsakh: Maternity Hospital Bombed

Updates From Artsakh: Maternity Hospital Bombed

Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh and the town of Shushi came under intensive shelling today by Azerbaijani forces. A maternity hospital in Stepanakert and other civilian infrastructure were heavily damaged resulting in casualties. Here is a chronology of official updates.

October 27, 2020
Updates From Artsakh: Thirty Days of War

Updates From Artsakh: Thirty Days of War

A month has passed since Azerbaijani Armed Forces launched a large-scale attack on Artsakh. To date, over 1000 Armenian servicemen have been killed, countless wounded while civilian settlements continue to be bombarded. Here is a chronology of official updates.

October 26, 2020
Updates From Artsakh: Ceasefire Collapses, Again

Updates From Artsakh: Ceasefire Collapses, Again

The U.S.-brokered humanitarian ceasefire that was to come into force at 8 a.m. local time on October 26 has not held. As battles continued, Artsrun Hovhannisyan admitted that Azerbaijani forces are at the gates of Armenia’s Syunik region, but said the situation is not dire. Here is a chronology of official updates.

October 24, 2020
Updates From Artsakh: Civilians at Risk

Updates From Artsakh: Civilians at Risk

While Azerbaijani forces continue to target peaceful settlements, Artsakh’s Ombudsman said civilians in Artsakh are at high risk as Azerbaijani subversive units move into civilian settlements and pull back. There are a number of civilians missing. Here is a chronology of official updates.

October 23, 2020

Updates From Artsakh: A Battle of Survival

As Armenian and Azerbaijani forces continue to pummel one another, battle lines across Artsakh are being drawn, erased and redrawn. Diplomacy, at least for the time being, has broken down and the future remains uncertain. Here is a chronology of official updates.

October 22, 2020

Updates From Artsakh: COVID Becomes New Front Line Battle

As intense military operations continue in Artsakh, the number of COVID-19 cases in Armenia has skyrocketed. Healthcare officials warn that with the number of wounded soldiers requiring medical care, if people don’t start following the anti-epidemic guidelines, the healthcare system could collapse.

October 21, 2020

Updates From Artsakh: Breakdown of Diplomacy?

Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan said hope for a diplomatic solution is not viable at this stage as Azerbaijan is refusing to compromise. In fact, he said that Baku will not agree to anything less than the capitulation of Karabakh. Here is a chronology of official updates.

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.

October 18, 2020
Updates From Artsakh: A Broken Truce

Updates From Artsakh: A Broken Truce

A second attempt at a cessation of fire for humanitarian purposes failed after Azerbaijani forces began firing using artillery and small arms several minutes after the truce was supposed to come into effect. Here is a chronology of official updates.

October 16, 2020
Updates From Artsakh: 20th Day

Updates From Artsakh: 20th Day

As the number of casualties, both military and civilian, increases intense battles continue in Artsakh. The war, now in its 20th day, continues to rage. Here is a chronology of official updates.

October 13, 2020

Updates From Artsakh: The Battle for Peace

As one of the most intense battles since the start of the war took place today, Artsakh’s President called for the participation of every Armenian to ensure future generations live in peace, while Armenia’s Foreign Affairs Minister met with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs. Here is a chronology of official updates.

October 12, 2020
Updates From Artsakh: An Existential Threat

Updates From Artsakh: An Existential Threat

As the Foreign Affairs Ministers of Armenia and Russia met in Moscow to discuss the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, intense battles continued in the southern direction of the frontline. Here is a chronology of official updates.

January 31, 2020
Understanding the Region: Energy in the South Caucasus

Understanding the Region: Energy in the South Caucasus

Once-integrated energy channels were disrupted with the fragmentation of the Soviet Union, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia began rebuilding their impaired energy infrastructures. How have these countries with different degrees of European and Russian influence and different energy needs and natural oil and gas reserves fared so far and what do they have in common?

November 3, 2019
Fact Sheet: What is the Eurasian Economic Union?

Fact Sheet: What is the Eurasian Economic Union?

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) was established in 2015 with the objective of creating a shared economic space with a single customs union. This Fact Sheet about the EAEU provides a closer look at its membership, it purpose, its weaknesses and more. It is part of a larger project, “Understanding the Region: The Caucasus and Beyond.”

November 29, 2017

Armenia and the EU: A Delicate Balancing Act

The new Armenia-EU agreement can be considered a milestone in the history of modern Armenia and in Armenia-EU relations but how does it change the context of Armenia-Russia relations? And what does it mean for Armenia- from the future of the Nuclear Power Plant to rebranding the Armenian cognac?

October 26, 2017
Armenia’s European Path: What to Expect?

Armenia’s European Path: What to Expect?

Armenia is set to sign a new accord with the European Union in November of this year. Hailed as a new step forward in bilateral relations, the sides remain cautiously optimistic that the signing will go ahead as planned. EVN Report’s new contributor Kristine Gasparyan takes a look back at EU-Armenia relations over the last several years.

July 5, 2017
How to Work with Russia?

How to Work with Russia?

Why did Armenia not take more proactive measures when it knew that Moscow was actively developing its military-political dialogue with Baku? In this analysis, Areg Galstyan looks at the complex relationships in the South Caucasus and policies that Russia implements with both Armenia and Azerbaijan.