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Nagorno Karabagh

Putting A Face On The Refugee Crisis

Chris Bohjalian | Posted 10.25.2016 | World
Chris Bohjalian

For most of America, the heartbreaking faces of Syrian refugees this year have belonged to children. We have seen them drowned and we have seen them stunned into silence by warfare and covered in blood. (We've also seen them likened to Skittles, but that appalling analogy belongs only to the Trumps.)

Why The Russia-Azerbaijan Alliance Is Weaker Than It Looks

Samuel Ramani | Posted 08.22.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On August 8, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met in Baku. Shortly after their meeting, Putin announced Russia's intention to forge a strategic partnership with Azerbaijan.

Why Anti-Corruption Protests Are Rising In Armenia

Samuel Ramani | Posted 08.15.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

While corruption has been a defining characteristic of Armenian politics for decades, the summer 2015 Electric Yerevan protests revealed that Armenians are increasingly willing to participate in anti-corruption demonstrations.

Why Vladimir Putin Wants Destabilization, Not Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

Samuel Ramani | Posted 05.16.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

Border tensions and occasional skirmishes have been regular occurrences in the disputed territory since the May 1994 ceasefire agreement, but the recent clashes were the worst outbreak of violence in two decades.

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Luna Atamian | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Luna Atamian

With so many conflicts around the world today, the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute hasn't received the attention it deserves by the international community. ...

Democracy Derailed: How Armenia Has Become the Post-Soviet Region's Model Dictatorship

Samuel Ramani | Posted 12.18.2015 | World
Samuel Ramani

On December 7, 2015, Armenia held a landmark referendum on constitutional reform. The results were resounding. Over 63% of Armenians voted in favor of...

Why the Armenian Spring Is Not Maidan 2.0

Samuel Ramani | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

While the trajectory Armenia will take still remains unclear, Sargasyan's best hopes for survival depend on using limited repression and to deter an aggressive Russian response by emphasizing the domestic undercurrents of the current protests.

Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.

As Conflict Escalates, Dictator Ilham Aliyev Needs to Be Stopped

Christopher Atamian | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Christopher Atamian

The United States and Russia should accelerate their efforts in this direction before it is too late. Let's put an end to historical or territorial recriminations. Both Azerbaijan and Armenia have enough territory to survive and prosper. And without each other, neither country will reach its true potential -- economic or otherwise.

Why The World Map Looks Different To Russians

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.07.2014 | World

NATO's recent warning that Russia may be planning to use "the pretext of a humanitarian or peace-keeping mission" as a reason for invading Ukraine sou...

Barev, Armenia!

Betty Londergan | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Betty Londergan

When I told people I was going to Armenia with Heifer International, the most frequent response was, "Wow, um.. where is that?"

Why Kick Sand in Moscow's Face?

Eric Margolis | Posted 08.14.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Avoiding confrontations with a major nuclear power is obvious. Yet the United States and Russia are ignoring such common sense in their increasingly heated war of words over Syria's civil war.

Eurasia's Hinge: Azerbaijan Is More Than Just Energy

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Joshua W. Walker

It is hard to imagine where modest investments from the West that reaffirm Azerbaijan's inclination and predispositions might pay a larger dividend, nor where failure to do so could have more extended consequences. It's about a lot more than energy.

PHOTOS: Asia's Black Garden

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 03.28.2012 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

If you're looking for an adventure through largely unknown territory, Nagorno Karabakh, a landlocked autonomous region between Armenia and Azerbaijan, is the place to go.

Will 'Pop Music Diplomacy' Delay War in a Long, Bitter Azerbaijan-Armenia Land Dispute?

Jeff Burbank | Posted 10.17.2011 | World
Jeff Burbank

Will the expressed willingness of Azerbaijan to let its arch-enemy Armenia take part in the 2012 competition produce a breakthrough, where international negotiators and military threats have failed?

Overcoming negative stereotypes in the South Caucasus

Daniel Maree | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Maree

This guest post was written by Onnik Krikorian and originally appeared on the World Development Report 2011 blog on August 6, 2010. In the 16 yea...

Senate Should Scrutinize Matt Bryza as Nominee for Ambassador to Azerbaijan

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

The members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee should closely scrutinize Bryza's nomination to ensure that, if confirmed, he represents U.S. interests in Baku, and not the other way around.