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Emil Sanamyan

Private Jet Sparks Debate on Influence of Business over Armenian Politics

Armenia’s prime minister flew to the World Economic Forum in Davos using...

Turkey's Afrin Operation Draws in Armenians, Azeris

As Turkey’s military intervention in Kurdish-majority Afrin, Syria, entered its third week,...

Presidential Selection: Armen Sargsyan’s Second Coming to Armenia

On January 19, Armenia’s outgoing president Serzh Sargsyan presented his ambassador to...

Karabakh: More (Relative) Calm Ahead in 2018?

2017 began with dire predictions for Nagorno Karabakh....

Armenia: War Hero Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

On November 28, a court in Yerevan sentenced Karabakh war hero Samvel...

Karabakh: What to Make of the Fresh Diplomatic Round?

With relative quiet continuing on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Line of Contact, bilateral negotiations...

Caucasus States, and Kurds, Assess Kurdistan's Independence Drive

In the wake of Iraqi Kurdistan's vote to declare independence, Armenia and...

Armenia: Hint of Territorial Concessions to Azerbaijan Sparks Controversy

Armenia's foreign minister suggested the country could hand over certain territories around...

Karabakh: Leader Starts Third Term As Region Consolidates Presidential Power

It’s the same leader, but a changing political system....

Israeli Minister in Armenia: Damage Control or Something More?

Armenia-Israeli relations have been somewhat distant, complicated by the latter's strong ties...

Will the Great Gulf Game Spill Over Into the Caucasus?

The Caucasus has long been caught up in the rivalry between Russia...

Azerbaijan: Aliyev Shuffles Security Advisers

On June 1, President Ilham Aliyev ordered a restructuring of his staff...

Armenia: Arrest, Missile Smuggling Allegations Amid Election Campaign

The Armenian parliamentary election campaign took an unexpected turn on March 22,...

Fighting in Karabakh Flares As Azerbaijan Marks Memorial

At least five Azerbaijani servicemen were killed on February 25 in the...

Azerbaijan's New Vice President(s) and its House of Clans

President Ilham Aliyev’s February 21 announcement that from now on his wife...

With New Constitution, Is Karabakh Following in Azerbaijan's Footsteps?

On February 20, the de facto republic of Nagorno Karabakh will hold...

Armenia: Ahead of Key Election, New Alliances Coalesce

Unusually frigid February weather aside, Armenia's politics is thawing out of its...

The Armenian Diaspora and Armenia: A New Relationship?

Leading members of the Armenian Diaspora are looking to take on a...

Armenia Appoints Civilian, U.S.-Educated Defense Minister

Armenia has appointed a new defense minister, a civilian educated in the...

CSTO Struggles to Find New Leadership

The Collective Security Treaty Organization, a Russian-led security bloc, is having trouble...

Recriminations And Arrests In Armenia Follow Losses To Azerbaijan

Repercussions from the "four-day war" with Azerbaijan in April continue to resonate...

Azerbaijan Has Advantage Over Armenia In U.S. Military Aid

Azerbaijan has gotten $20 million in military aid from the U.S. Department...

After "Four-Day War" Exposes Weaknesses, Heads Begin To Roll In Yerevan

Three high-ranking Armenian military and defense officials have been fired amid growing...

Russia, With Turkey In Mind, Announces Big Weapons Deal With Armenia

Russia has announced the details of a new shipment of arms it...

Azerbaijan Facing Large Cuts In Defense Budget

Azerbaijan is being forced to cut its defense budget, once the pride...

Repeated Airspace Violations Raise Tensions Between Russia And Turkey

A series of airspace violations related to Russian airstrikes in Syria has...

Three Armenian Civilians Killed By Azerbaijani Shelling

Azerbaijani shelling killed three Armenian civilian women living near the border between...

Russia, Armenia Continue Wrangling Over Soldier Accused Of Mass Murder

Armenia's chief prosecutor has formally asked his Russian counterpart to hand over...

After Azerbaijan Shoots Down Helicopter, How Will Armenia Respond?

After Azerbaijani armed forces shot down an Armenian helicopter, probably the most...

CSTO Chief Visits Armenia-Azerbaijan Front Line, Gets Earful From Sargsyan

The head of Russia's post-Soviet military bloc has made his first-ever visit...

Turkey Blamed In Attack On Syrian Armenian Village

An attack by Syrian rebels on an ethnic Armenian town has raised...

What's Behind The Purges In Azerbaijan's Military?

The new leadership in Azerbaijan's Ministry of Defense has been undertaking a...

Armenia Asks For Observer Status in SCO

Armenia is seeking to become an observer in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization,...

Karabakh Armed Forces Claim Huge Weapons Acquisitions

Nagorno Karabakh's armed forces have been substantially strengthened by large deliveries of...

Russia Announces Upgrades To CSTO Military Presence In Armenia

Russia has promised to upgrade its military base in Armenia, while also...

Russia Deploys Advanced Missiles To Armenia

Russia has deployed an advanced new missile system to its base in...

Could Azerbaijan Really Shoot Down a Civilian Plane in Karabakh?

As Nagorno Karabakh's first civilian airport gets set to open on May...

OSCE Calls on Armenia, Azerbaijan to Pull Back Snipers

After an incident in which an Armenian sniper allegedly shot an Azerbaijani...

Jane's: Azerbaijan Attack on Karabakh Unlikely -- For Now

The Armenia-Azerbaijan military balance is getting a lot of scrutiny these days,...

Armenia: US Vice President Biden in Eye of Political Storm in Yerevan over Genocide Comment

The president of Armenia has all but accused the vice president of...

Armenia: Washington Cuts Millennium Challenge Funding

The United States has cut aid for a $67-million road construction program...