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Haroutiun Khachatrian

Armenia: Karabakh Leaders Uneasy with Armenia-Azerbaijan Talks

Expectations are building that a May 7 meeting between Armenian President Serzh...

Armenia: Did President Sargsyan Blaze a Trail to the Sea via Iran?

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's two-day visit to Iran produced a potential breakthrough...

Armenia and Azerbaijan: OSCE Wants Civil Society Groups to Help Karabakh Peace Process

As the talks on Nagorno-Karabakh remain stalemated, diplomats moderating the negotiations recently...

Armenia and Azerbaijan: OSCE Wants Civil Society Groups to Help Karabakh Peace Process

As the talks on Nagorno-Karabakh remain stalemated, diplomats moderating the negotiations recently...

Armenia: Currency Devaluation Leaves Consumers Feeling Uneasy

Two days after Armenia's Central Bank let the dram float against the...

Armenia: Does Russia's $500 Million Loan Come with Strings Attached for Yerevan?

A $500 million "stabilization" loan from the Kremlin is stoking debate in...

Armenia's New Year Resolution: Closer Ties with Iran

Plans for ambitious joint infrastructure projects between Armenia and Iran may prove...

Armenia: Experts Say Government's Economic Crisis-Prevention Plan Lacks Specifics

The Armenian government has unveiled a plan to mitigate the effects of...

Armenia: Contemplating Life as a Regional Electricity Exporter

Armenia may have no energy sources of its own, but the country...

Armenia: Presidential Visit to Russia Sparks Speculation on Turkish-Armenian Relations

The venue for Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's first official visit abroad --...

Armenia: Government Kicks Off Tax, Customs Reforms

Armenia's new government has taken the first steps towards a shake-up of...

Armenia: Yerevan Rolls Out Its Rhetorical Guns, As Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Process Stumbles

The Nagorno-Karabakh peace process is passing through a rough patch. Armenia has...

Armenia: Little Noticed Judicial Reforms Could Have Role in Election

Recent judicial reforms in Armenia could influence the conduct of the country's...

Armenia: Smear Tactics Feature Prominently in Early Presidential Election Campaigning

With just under six weeks to go before Armenia's presidential election, the...

Armenia: Governing Party Prepares for Presidential Election

Armenia's dominant political party is not taking the upcoming presidential election lightly....

Armenia: Iranian President's Abbreviated Visit

The fact that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cut short a visit to...

Armenia: A New Era for a New Opposition?

The May 12 parliamentary elections marked a sizeable setback for three of...

Armenia and Russia Agree: Foreign Policy Change Unlikely After Elections

Changes may come after Armenia's upcoming parliamentary vote, but don't look for...

Armenia: Election Race Against PMÆs Brother Could Prove Pressure Cooker

As Armenia's parliamentary elections approach, attention is focusing on how its relatively...

Armenia: Election Race Against PM's Brother Could Prove Pressure Cooker

As Armenia's parliamentary elections approach, attention is focusing on how its relatively...

Armenia Gets New Prime Minister

An April 4 decree by President Robert Kocharian has named Defense Minister...

Armenia Debates Its Relations with US, Iran

Fears are growing in Armenia that a military conflict between the United...

Prosperous Armenia Party Wants "Serious" Role in Governing Armenia

Against a backdrop of controversy, Armenia's Prosperous Armenia Party is emerging as...

Armenian Media: Plans for New Russian Investments Raise Hopes and Spark Skepticism

Several weeks after the announcement of ambitious plans for stepped-up Russian investment...

Armenia: Maneuvering Begins Ahead of May Parliamentary Elections

With the date now set for Armenia's parliamentary elections, political debate is...

Armenian President Has No Plans to Leave Politics

President Robert Kocharian's disclosure that he plans to remain active in politics...

The Armenian Scientific Sector Receives a Boost

With an eye toward attracting foreign investment, the Armenian government is trying...

New Partnership with European Union Prompts Hopes in Armenia

Armenians have welcomed the recent launch of a program to foster stronger...

Armenia Concentrates on Balancing Act Between Russia and Georgia

Worsening relations between Georgia and Russia continue to pose a difficult problem...

Armenia’s Constitutional Court Takes on New Political Weight

As the date for Armenia's parliamentary elections draws closer, recent amendments that...

Armenia: Questions Surround French President’s Visit

Opinions are divided about the purpose of French President Jacques Chirac's recent...

Armenia to Diaspora: It Takes a Global Village

In a bid to boost economic development, Armenia has unveiled an ambitious...

The Russian-Turkish Rapprochement Could Benefit Armenia

Improving Russian-Turkish ties could benefit Armenia, as many experts and officials believe...

Nagorno-Karabakh: More of the Same in 2005?

As they look back at 2004, both Armenia and Azerbaijan are claiming...

Armenia: Report Shows Significant Decline in Poverty

A recent economic survey in Armenia, showing a significant decline in the...

Iran Talks Peace, Energy to Buff Image

Tehran has embarked on a "good neighbor" campaign designed to highlight its...

New Armenian Economic Plan Targets Poverty

As Armenia's economy continues to post record growth, the government has announced...

Nagorno-Karabakh; A Decade of Frustration in Search of a Negotiated Peace

On May 12, 1994, a ceasefire brought a halt to fighting over...

Armenia Struggles to Stamp Out Corruption

Striving to enhance its business environment, Armenia has unveiled a high-profile government...

Armenia: Amnesty for Cash for Diaspora Draft Dodgers

An Armenian law that waives prison terms for draft dodgers in exchange...

Russian Moves in Caucasus Energy and Power Sectors Could Have Geopoltical Impact

An acquisition binge has put a Russian company in position to dominate...

Lack of Detail Raises Doubts About Armenian Anti-Poverty Agenda

President Robert Kocharian based his reelection campaign earlier this year on a...

Olive Branches from Ankara Raise Hopes and Challenges in Armenia

Armenian leaders, after two disputed elections, are now divided over how to...

Coalition Government Likely Outcome of May 25 Parliament Elections in Armenia

Armenia's parliamentary vote May 25 will likely reflect the divisions in society...

Constitutional Court Stirs Armenian Political Controversy

While Armenian President Robert Kocharian and his political opponents bitterly disagree about...

Incumbent Draws on Critical "Resource" in Armenian Vote

The dramatic turn in Armenia's presidential election, which is heading toward a...

Armenia's Opposition: Plurality and Conflict

This is the third in a series of reports on opposition movements...

Newspaper's Disappearance Raises Concerns About Press Freedom in Armenia

Prominent media advocacy organizations in Armenia are raising alarms about press freedom...

In Pre-Election Armenia, a Crowded Stage of Players

With fewer than five months remaining before voters choose a president on...

Yereven Moscow Debt Pact Extends Russia's Caucasus Influence

In mid-July, Armenia signed a pact to eliminate $98 million of its...

Controversial Amendments Stoke Domestic Political Tension in Armenia

Bitter parliamentary debate over controversial amendments that would effectively allow the pro-presidential...

Security Interests in the South Caucasus Begin to Gel

When US Ambassador to Armenia John Ordway said that his country would...

Iran-Armenia Ties Look Promising, Though Obstacles Remain Steep

Armenia and Iran are seeking to boost bilateral relations. Both countries clearly...

The Paradox of Armenian Economy

Armenia's economy, despite having one of the most liberal legislative frameworks among...

ARMENIAN LEADERS RESTRAINED ON KARABAKH PEACE PROSPECTS

Optimism on a breakthrough in efforts to reach a political settlement of...

Armenia and Georgia Succeed in Reducing Bilateral Tension

As turmoil buffets Central Asia and the Caucasus, Armenia and Georgia have...

ARMENIAN-TURKISH RECONCILIATION COMMISSION ENCOUNTERS SKEPTICISM

A non-governmental initiative that aims to promote Armenian-Turkish friendship has encountered initial...

Constitutional Amendments in Armenia: A Necessary but Difficult Task

President Robert Kocharyan has unveiled constitutional amendments that seek to strengthen checks...

Armenia's Government Grapples With Energy Network Privatization

A key element of Armenia's economic development strategy involves the privatization of...

Parliament Shooting Trial Poses Challenge for Armenian Political Institutions

There is no shortage of conspiracy theories surrounding the October 1999 Armenian...

Creation of Rapid Deployment Force Marks Potential Watershed in Collective Security Treaty Development

The creation of rapid deployment forces marks a potential watershed for the...

Study Shows Over Half Armenia's Population in Need of Government Assistance

A recently published economic report in Armenia indicates that over half the...

Armenians Worry About Special Relationship with Russia

Recent political developments have prompted some politicians in Armenia to express concern...

Armenia Eases Tax Burden Hoping to Stimulate Business Activity

Armenia is embracing trickle-down tactics in an effort to foster economic growth....