A descent into renewed fighting in the South Caucasus is the last thing anyone wants—least of all the ordinary Armenians and Azerbaijanis who will be caught in the middle of it.
The sustainability of Armenia’s model of partial democracy is being challenged by growing popular dissatisfaction and a looming generational turnover.
Recent protests in Armenia are the latest example of a growing gap between the Armenian government and society at large.
The Nagorny Karabakh conflict and Armenia’s inability to find a path out of it remain a heavy legacy that blocks the country’s development.
Even if there is a certain historical resonance to Germany’s resolution on the Armenian genocide, the real battle over Turkey’s responsibility is still being fought in Ankara and Diyarbakir.
A new English-language biography offers a fresh insight into the inspiring life of the assassinated Armenian-Turkish editor and civil rights leader Hrant Dink.
The unresolved conflict between Armenians and Azerbaijanis has again shown itself to be a tinderbox that can ignite to disastrous effect. The world cannot continue to ignore it.
To the EU’s detriment, its policy toward its Eastern neighbors is neither creating an arc of stability nor encouraging democracy.
Twenty-five years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, all of the countries of Eurasia remain in the midst of difficult transitions and face unpredictable futures.
The immediate reaction to Armenia’s new constitution is critical. But in the longer term, the introduction of a parliamentary system of government may be a positive step.