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#Armenia at risk of an encroaching totalitarian regime

#Armenia at risk of an encroaching totalitarian regime

| May 21, 2019

The second president of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan (pictured), was released on 18 May, on the personal guarantees of the current and former presidents of the Republic of Karabakh.  Robert Kocharyan has been held in pre-trial detention in violation of his human rights since the court of appeal decision in December 2018. On Saturday 18 May, […]

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#Armenia and #Azerbaijan – Leadership rapport is no substitute for a deepened peace process

#Armenia and #Azerbaijan – Leadership rapport is no substitute for a deepened peace process

| April 11, 2019

Positive steps towards Armenian-Azerbaijani peace do not compensate for the weaknesses of a largely de-institutionalized, top-down process. Laurence Broers Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme @LaurenceBroers At their first official summit on 29 March, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan exchanged views on several key issues relating to the settlement process […]

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New research on foreign policies of #Armenia and #Azerbaijan 

New research on foreign policies of #Armenia and #Azerbaijan 

| March 19, 2019

The relative disengagement of the West – especially the US – from the South Caucasus from 2008 onwards has brought both Armenia and Azerbaijan closer to Russia. Armenia has sacrificed its foreign policy balance for the sake of hard security, yet its security has deteriorated. The country’s previous leaders have failed to gauge the extent […]

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MEPs back EU partnership agreement with #Armenia

MEPs back EU partnership agreement with #Armenia

| July 6, 2018

MEPs gave their consent to the EU-Armenia comprehensive and enhanced partnership agreement on Wednesday (4 July), paving the way for deeper co-operation in different sectors. The negotiations on the new EU-Armenia comprehensive and enhanced partnership agreement (CEPA) were launched in 2015 and concluded in 2017. The agreement was then signed by both sides in November 2017. […]

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#Armenia relations reach new highs

#Armenia relations reach new highs

| June 6, 2018

Since January 2015, EU-Armenia relations have developed significantly. The negotiation and provisional application of a new bilateral partnership agreement, as well as the finalization of Partnership Priorities in February this year have contributed to this success, a new EU report has stated. Issued ahead of the first European Union-Armenia Partnership Council, which will be held […]

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#Armenia protest leader #Pashinyan wins PM vote

#Armenia protest leader #Pashinyan wins PM vote

| May 10, 2018

Opposition politician Nikol Pashinyan spearheaded weeks of protests in Armenia that brought an end to 10 years of rule by Serzh Sargsyan. Now he has persuaded a parliament dominated by Mr Sargsyan’s own party to back him as prime minister, only a week after he lost an initial vote. After MPs voted again on Tuesday […]

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In #Armenia, a constitutional power grab backfires

In #Armenia, a constitutional power grab backfires

| April 24, 2018

People celebrate Serzh Sargsyan’s resignation in downtown Yerevan on 23 April Framed as a path to stability, Serzh Sargsyan’s attempt to use a new parliamentary system to retain power has perpetuated a pattern of recurring crisis in Armenian politics. Laurence Broers Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Twitter Armenia’s former president and just […]

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