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Armenia: An Opportunity for Statesmanship

Europe Report N°217, 25 June 2012

Is Prosperous Armenia Party leader Gagik Tsarukian really ready to risk going into opposition?

Unless Armenia’s next presidential election is fair and gives its winner a strong political mandate, the government will lack the legitimacy needed to implement comprehensive reforms, tackle corruption and negotiate a peaceful end to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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Armenia: An Opportunity for Statesmanship, Europe Report N°217, 25 Jun 2012

Unless Armenia’s next presidential election is fair and gives its winner a strong political mandate, the government will lack the legitimacy needed to implement comprehensive reforms, tackle corruption and negotiate a peaceful end to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Nagorno-Karabakh: Getting to a Breakthrough, Europe Briefing N°55 , 7 Oct 2009

A preliminary breakthrough in the two-decades-old Nagorno-Karabakh conflict – a framework agreement on basic principles – may be within reach.

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Turkey and Armenia: Opening Minds, Opening Borders, Europe Report N°199 , 4 May 2009

Turkey and Armenia are close to settling a dispute that has long roiled Caucasus politics, isolated Armenia and cast a shadow over Turkey’s European Union (EU) ambition.

Armenia: Picking up the Pieces, Europe Briefing N°48 , 8 Apr 2008

Armenia’s flawed presidential election, the subsequent lethal crackdown against a peaceful protest rally, the introduction of a state of emergency and extensive arrests of opposition supporters have brought the country to its deepest crisis since the war against Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh ended in 1994.

Armenia: Internal Instability Ahead, Europe Report N°158, 18 Oct 2004

Armenia, which regained its independence in 1991 and won its 1992-1994 war with Azerbaijan, is at peace and rebuilding its economy but its stability is fragile. Nagorno-Karabakh remains an unsettled problem that easily could reignite, and the regional economic isolation that the war over it produced could become permanent if there is no resolution soon.

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We Are All Armenians

Hugh Pope
The Wall Street Journal , 27 Apr 2009

Armenia’s Emptying Democracy


openDemocracy.net, 30 Nov 2005

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