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Mistakes & missteps: Armenian government begins to falter

04/2019

In March not numerous but vocal opposition tried to limit premier’s power, while the government  accented its victories and successes.

“New Armenia” nears one-year mark

03/2019

Criminal investigations against former Armenian officials are in the full sway. While the main issue on the domestic agenda is economic reforms, foreign policy focuses on cooperation with Russia in different spheres.

Total victory of revolution in Armenia or another serious challenge?

02/2019

As impressive as the forced resignation and defeat of the old regime was, the real demands of governance, including the necessity for compromise and concession, represent much more daunting and serious challenges for Armenia

A “not so new” Armenian government

02/2019

Armenia President Armen Sarkisian issued an official decree on January 14 affirming the reappointment of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in the wake of the political landslide in parliamentary elections in December 2018

Armenia’s new political reality

01/2019

After the successful ouster of Armenia’s former president turned prime minister and the subsequent coming to power of acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in April-May, the election of a new parliament in early December affirmed the country’s new political reality.

Armenia lost its CSTO Secretary General post?

12/2018

The parliamentary snap elections, attracting great attention within the country, promise victory for the prime minister’s block. In the economy, the reconstruction of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant and the prolongation of the Russian loan for these works became the central issue.

Armenia moves to special pre-term elections

11/2018

Using a very complicated scheme, Armenia’s new government is trying to push for a snap parliamentary election. Unpopular but necessary economic measures have led to major protests. Meanwhile, foreign partners have been pleased to work with the new leadership.

Emboldened and empowered Armenian government

10/2018

The popularity of the Armenian government under Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan exceeded expectations by sweeping the municipal election for the capital Yerevan on 23 September.

Heightened political tension in Armenia

09/2018

The first of several large units of Armenian interior troops were deployed to border with Azerbaijan

Armenia: Sustaining the momentum of change

08/2018

The case of the former Armenian president, charged with “overthrowing constitutional order” may set an important new precedent regarding the fate of other former leaders throughout the former Soviet Union

The dawn of new Armenia

07/2018

Over the course of eleven days in April, tens of thousands of peaceful protesters in Armenia succeeded in forcing the country’s long-serving leader to step back from power

Armenia: Fight for transformations

07/2018

(Українська) В первом полугодии в центре внимания всей страны было завершение долгожданной трансформации президентско-парламентской республики в парламентскую.

Armenia: Restoring & repairing relations with the EU

12/2017

The EU–Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) offers a fresh start for the deepening of the relations.

Armenia: Tentative return to diplomacy

11/2017

Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetian met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Armenia: Political positioning & diplomatic dialogue

10/2017

Opposition bloc demands Armenia’s exit from Eurasian Union

Armenia: A suspenseful summer

09/2017

Armenia experiences a boost in energy sector with international investment. Armenian Nuclear Power Plant.

Armenia: Political posturing & economic optimism

07/2017

Statement by head of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia causes a surprising new political war of words

Round Table in Yerevan: Bridging the divide

07/2017

Ways to leverage the synergy

Bridging Divide: Forging Cooperation And Fostering Collaboration

06/2017

Eastern Partnership countries all demonstrate the course of deepening ties to the EU.

Armenia weathers the storm

06/2017

Azerbaijani diplomatic pressure forced the closure of the OSCE office in Yerevan

Armenia: Sharing spoils of power

05/2017

After a pivotal parliamentary election on 2 April, Armenia’s ruling Republican Party maintained its position as the largest party in the Parliament

Armenia: Facing the Ides of March

04/2017

The upcoming battle for the sits in the Parliament of Armenia has caused the wave of political violence.

Armenia: Preparing for the polls

04/2017

In February Armenia faced renewed fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, although the country managed to conclude a new agreement with the EU.

Armenia: Preparing for Political Battle

03/2017

The new political landscape may cast doubt over the election outcome

Armenia in Transition: Turning Point or Tipping Point?

01/2017

Political elite stages transformation away from a strong presidency to a more diffused parliamentary form of government

Armenia: Challenges, Changes and Choice

01/2017

There is a belated recognition that Russian interests are not necessarily supportive of Armenia