Armenia’s Former President Charged

by Grigor Atanesian The second president of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, has appeared in a Yerevan court after having been charged with “usurping state power,” a significant escalation in the new government’s legal campaign against the old regime. Kocharyan, who has been… Continue Reading  

Armenia’s Sargsyan Appointed PM As Protestors Declare “Velvet Revolution”

by Grigor Atanesian Armenia’s National Assembly voted overwhelmingly to install Serzh Sargsyan as prime minister on April 17, ignoring protestors calling for the former president to step aside. On the fifth day of demonstrations, thousands rallied in Yerevan, shutting down the… Continue Reading