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Emil Danielyan

Armenia Prepares to Empower Prime Minister, Downgrade President

Powerbrokers in Armenia are set to elect a new president, completing the...

Russian-Armenian Tycoon Expanding Influence in Armenia

Samvel Karapetyan, an Armenian-born billionaire who has built a business empire in...

Armenia: Boosting Female Presence in Army

It took some time for Lusine Poghosian’s male classmates to adapt to...

Armenia: Papal Visit to Foster “Christian Solidarity”

The Rev. Grigor Mkrtchian is dealing with the biggest logistical challenge of...

Russian State Presence in Armenian Energy Sector Declining

Russia’s economic grip over Armenia may be loosening ever so slightly, highlighted...

Armenian Protesters Opt for Continued Standoff with Government

Thousands of people continued to hold a nonstop demonstration in Yerevan on...

Robotics Classes Seen as Future Boost for Armenian IT Industry

It is late afternoon and the cozy school of Aygek looks as...

Armenia: IT Boom Bolsters Economic Prospects

After almost two decades of rapid expansion, Armenia’s information-technology industry is becoming...

Armenia: Has Yerevan Pushed Past a Geopolitical Point of No Return?

As the Russia-Ukraine crisis unfolds, the Armenian government is casting its diplomatic...

Armenia: Karabakh Peace Seen as More Elusive After Crimea Annexation

Russia’s escalating confrontation with the West resulting from its annexation of Crimea...

Armenian U-Turn On EU Not As 'Objective' As Thought

Armenia's last-minute decision to join a Russian-led customs union at the expense...

Armenian Defense Minister Visits U.S. Amid Growing Ties

Armenia's defense minister Seyran Ohanian has wrapped up a three-day visit to...

Georgian Transit Ban Hinders Russian Military Presence in Armenia

Raising a serious obstacle to Russia's military presence in Armenia, Georgia appears...

Turkey Pushes for More Nagorno-Karabakh Talks amid Warming Ties with Armenia

Turkey is sponsoring additional Armenian-Azerbaijani negotiations on the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in...

Armenia: Planned Presidential Election Exit Poll Creates Controversy

The United States has offered to organize and finance a first-ever exit...

Armenia Backs OSCE Monitoring Curbs Ahead of Presidential Vote

With only four months to go before Armenia's next presidential election, Yerevan...

Armenia Backs OSCE Monitoring Curbs Ahead of Presidential Vote

With only four months to go before Armenia's next presidential election, Yerevan...

Armenia's Ter-Petrosian Sets Stage for Tense Presidential Vote

After nearly a decade of self-imposed political retirement, Armenia's former President Levon...

Armenia: Presidential Dismissal of Judge Sparks Outcry over Judicial Independence Issue

Armenian President Robert Kocharian has ignited controversy by dismissing a judge who...

Armenian Ex-President Mulls Dramatic Comeback

Levon Ter-Petrosian, Armenia's former president widely acclaimed in the West for his...

US Concerned by Armenia's Energy Ties with Iran

The United States has expressed concern about Armenia's deepening economic relations with...

West Gives Armenian Leaders a Boost After Disputed Election Win

The United States and the European Union have joined Western election observers...

Armenian Leaders Expect Tight Grip on New Parliament

With only one day to go before Armenia's general elections, President Robert...

Armenian Opposition Leader Hit By "Treason" Scandal

A major Armenian opposition party, Orinats Yerkir, is fighting a presidential accusation...

US and EU Unlikely To Ostracize Yerevan, Despite Election Warnings

The United States and the European Union are stepping up pressure on...

Armenian Opposition Divided Ahead of Election

Armenia's leading opposition parties have failed to join forces for upcoming parliamentary...

Armenia Allows Dual Citizenship amid Controversy

Armenia's parliament approved a package of amendments February 26 that give millions...

Armenia/Azerbaijan: Has A New Chance Emerged For Karabakh Peace?

Undaunted by their failure to broker a solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict...

YerevanÆs Perspective: No Signs of Improved Turkish-Armenian Relations

Ankara appears to be sticking to long-standing preconditions for normalizing Turkey's historically...

Armenian Economy Again Ranked Most Liberal in CIS

Armenia has received plaudits for possessing the most liberal and open economy...

Armenia: “Oligarchic” Party Gaining Ground Ahead of 2007 Vote

Multi-millionaire businessman Gagik Tsarukian is using populist appeal and vast financial resources...

Armenian Press Grappling With Newsprint Shortage

Armenia's vibrant print media are struggling to remain afloat due to a...

Russia Steps Up Economic Presence In Armenia

Russia is boosting its economic presence in Armenia, and recent acquisitions are...

Armenian Government, Parties Prepare for Parliamentary Polls

Armenia's leading political groups are gearing up for next spring's parliamentary elections,...

Russia Tightens Control over the Armenian Energy Sector

After more than a year of negotiations, Russia has completed the acquisition...

Armenia Braces for Fallout from Russian-Georgian Row

Russia's controversial transport blockade of Georgia is threatening to inflict considerable economic...

Tourism: An Increasingly Important Source of Revenue for Armenia

Officials in Yerevan say Armenia will welcome a record-high number of travelers...

Tourism: An Increasingly Important Source of Revenue for Armenia

Officials in Yerevan say Armenia will welcome a record-high number of travelers...

Turkey 'Nearly Opened Armenian Border in 2003'

Turkey came within an inch of opening its border with Armenia in...

Armenia's Jews Alarmed Over Nascent Anti-Semitism

Rimma Varzhapetian says she always felt proud of Armenia when she met...

Armenian Opposition Offers Government Deal On Constitutional Reform

Armenian opposition leaders have sent feelers to President Robert Kocharian and his...

Polls Show Pro-Western Shift In Armenian Public Opinion

Armenians, traditionally oriented toward Russia, are increasingly losing faith in the benefits...

Ukraine Vote Acceptance Highlights Russian Grip On Armenia

Armenian President Robert Kocharian has been embarrassed by his decision to recognize...

Row Over Electoral Reform Splitting Armenian Coalition

An increasingly bitter dispute over election rules for future parliamentary elections could...

Armenian Deployment In Iraq Hampered By Domestic Opposition

President Robert Kocharian's administration in Armenia appears to have pushed back plans...

Russian Blockade of South Caucasus Leaves Armenians Fuming

Russia's decision to close border-crossing points with Georgia and Azerbaijan, purportedly to...

Armenian Pilots Trapped In African Mercenary Plot

Difficult economic times have forced many Armenians to search for work abroad....

Armenian Military Gears Up for Iraq Development

Armenia will send a team of military officials to Iraq in September...

Armenian Political Standoff Drags On as Opposition Shuns Parliament

Armenian opposition leaders recently announced they would prolong their boycott of parliament....

Armenian President In Control As Opposition Protests Fizzle Out

Armenia's President Robert Kocharian appears to have warded off a challenge to...

Armenia Frustrated as Ties With Turkey Remain Strained

Hopes for a rapprochement between Armenia and Turkey are fading, underscored by...

Armenian Government, Opposition Declare Shaky Truce

Armenia's leadership and its political opponents have begun talks to resolve their...

Armenian Opposition Vows More Protests Despite Government Crackdown

The leaders of Armenia's opposition vow to press on with a protest...

Armenia Braces For Political Upheaval

Armenia's leadership and opposition are gearing up for a potentially violent confrontation....

Rights Advocates Strive to Promote Judicial Indpendence in Armenia

Armenia's judicial system is facing scrutiny from human rights advocates, who assert...

Hopes Fading in Yervan for Rapid Progress on Karabakh Settlement

Hopes in Yerevan for rapid progress on a Nagorno-Karabakh settlement are fading....

Armenia's Ruling Coalition Beset by Renewed Infighting

Armenia faces a potential governmental crisis after the leader of one of...

Armenian Opposition Mounts Fresh Attack Against President

After months of bickering, Armenia's two main opposition groups are cooperating on...

Global Corruption Survey Claims Improved Governance In Armenia

Transparency International, an international non-governmental organization, has ranked Yerevan among the least...

Armenia Backs Dynastic Succession In Arch-Foe Azerbaijan

Armenian leaders would prefer to see a dynastic transfer of power in...

Trial Deepens Mystery Over Murder of Armenian State TV Chief

Political intrigue surrounds the trial of those accused in the killing last...

Telecom Row Clouds Greek-Armenian Partnership

The Armenian government is seeking to break a monopoly held by a...

Armenian Leaders Scramble To Avert Punitive Action by the Council of Europe

Armenia's leadership wants to stave off punitive action by the Council of...

Armenian Leaders Scramble to Avert Punitive Action by the Council of Europe

Armenia's leadership wants to stave off punitive action by the Council of...

Parliament Attack Trial Sparks Renewed Controversy

The long-running trial of six gunmen that seized Armenia's parliament nearly four...

Parliament Attack Trial Sparks Renewed Controversy

The long-running trial of six gunmen that seized Armenia's parliament nearly four...

Armenia Experiences Record First-Half Growth Amid Paradoxical Economic Conditions

Government statistics show that Armenia's GDP rose at a 14.8 percent rate...

Armenian Leader Unites Top Allies in New Coalition Government

Armenian President Robert Kocharian has engineered a power-sharing arrangement that puts an...