Armenian Settlements: Occupied Territory or Homeland?

Dadivank Monastery, near Kelbajar (Joshua Kucera)

by Joshua Kucera When Alexander Kananyan moved to Kelbajar in 2000, it was “completely destroyed,” he recalls. There was no electricity or telephone service, and he had to walk up to 40 kilometers to catch any sort of transportation. But… Continue Reading  

“Velvet Revolution” Takes Armenia into the Unknown

Nikol Pashinyan (Wikipedia)

by Olesya Vartanyan When opposition Member of Parliament Nikol Pashinyan led a knot of marchers through northern Armenia in April to protest the return to power of long-serving leader Serzh Sargsyan, no one guessed his campaign would prompt the country to… Continue Reading  

Armenian Village Becomes Showcase of Postwar Reconstruction

A monument leading into the village (Armine Avetisyan)

by Armine Avetisyan Two years ago, Azerbaijani troops entered the village of Talish, less than a kilometer from the line of contact separating Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in Nagorno-Karabakh. In the fighting that ensued, Armenian forces managed to beat back… Continue Reading  

Time to Reset US Policy in the South Caucasus

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by Richard Sokolsky and Paul Stronski Geopolitical conditions in the South Caucasus have experienced a substantial shift in recent years. Accordingly, the Trump Administration needs to adjust assumptions in advancing American interests in the region to make the most of its capabilities.… Continue Reading  

Coup Attempt Ripple Effect: Azerbaijan Closes TV Station

AZERBAYCAN'DA DÜZENLENEN MEDEN?YETLER ?TT?FAKI’NIN 7. KÜRESEL FORUMU’NA KATILMAK ÜZERE BAKÜ’DE BULUNAN CUMHURBA?KANI RECEP TAYY?P ERDO?AN, AZERBAYCAN CUMHURBA?KANI ?LHAM AL?YEV ?LE B?R ARAYA GELD?. (?HA/BAKÜ-?HA)

by Durna Safarova Azerbaijan, a strategic ally of Turkey, has suspended a national TV station that reportedly planned to broadcast an interview with Fethullah Gülen, the Pennsylvania-based imam who Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames for instigating a failed coup.