May 24, 2016
The Geneva Conventions ratified by 196 countries are a set of treaties regarding humanitarian issues of civilians and combatants in wartime. The Geneva Conventions extensively defined the basic rights of wartime prisoners (civilians and military personnel); established protections for the wounded and sick; and established protections for the civilians in and around a war-zone.
April 8, 2016
Molti di voi avranno sentito parlare degli ultimi conflitti attualmente in corso in Nagorno Karabakh e non hanno ben compreso le ragioni scatenanti, o hanno forse letto qualcosa sul confitto e vorrebbero magari saperne qualcosa di più.
April 5, 2016
Many of you may have heard about the clashes currently underway in Nagorno Karabakh and are not sure about the reasons, or have read about the conflict and would perhaps like to learn more about it.
Realizing the mediators and world powers cannot be relied on, Armenia pledged to punish Azerbaijan itself.
September 28, 2015
The longer powers interested in the Karabakh conflict settlement, international organizations and the OSCE Minsk Group mediators keep silent, the more uncontrollable Azerbaijan becomes, trying to turn the situation in the conflict zone into a full-scale war.
The idea of involving the Armenian Diaspora in elections is not new; it was first voiced following the adoption of the Law on Dual Citizenship.
December 8, 2012
Ahead of any elections, Armenia, as well as Israel, countries whose Diaspora is far larger than the population living in the homeland, face debate on the need to involve the Diaspora in the presidential or parliamentary voting. Armenians and Jews living in other countries amount to 2/3 of their total number, with approximately 3 millions of Armenians living in Armenia and about 6 millions of Jews in Israel. These figures make 7 and 14 millions worldwide, respectively. If all of them have the right to vote, the outcome of elections in our countries could be absolutely different and even unpredictable for either the politicians or experts of Armenia and Israel.
We faced war and hunger, bread coupons and 30 minutes of electricity daily, and political instability in the past 21 years.
September 21, 2012
The third Republic of Armenia celebrates its 21st anniversary; in 1991, almost all population of Armenian Soviet Republic voted for independence. People opted for independence, perfectly realizing all hardships and challenges of the long way towards establishment of their own state.
Unable to unite, the Armenian opposition will logically proceed to nominate several candidates at 2013 presidential vote.
July 17, 2012
On July 13, the opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC) tried to collect 44 parliamentary signatures for calling a special session to set up an ad hoc parliamentary committee to investigate the severe beating and death of Vahe Avetyan in Harsnakar restaurant. ANC managed to gather just 21 signatures, including 7 from ANC, 6 from Prosperous Armenia party, 5 from Heritage and 3 from ARD Dashnaktsutyun.
According to some Armenian experts, the May 6 elections became the “swan song” for ANC and Levon Ter-Petrossian.
May 16, 2012
The recent parliamentary elections in Armenia recorded sweeping victory by the current authorities, the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) and its coalition partner and rival Prosperous Armenia. These two, along with the third member of the current coalition Orinats Yerkir (which was the only ruling party seeing worse results against 2007 vote), grabbed 112 out of 131 mandates of Armenia's National Assembly.
Since the very start of its election campaign Prosperous Armenia showed obvious signs of political amnesia.
May 11, 2012
Parliamentary elections were held in Armenia on May 6, and people are now assessing their outcomes, pondering over expectations from the new “elects”; meanwhile, the political forces are summing up the results and considering their future moves and potential alliances. So, I decided to avail of the current political lull and sum up my own voting outcomes, sharing my views on each of the race participants.
Parliamentary race yielded unexpected results, with ruling coalition’s crushing victory recorded as the most significant outcome.
May 7, 2012
The parliamentary elections are over in Armenia. The race, assessed as original primaries for presidential elections in 2013, yielded rather unexpected results, with the ruling coalition’s crushing victory recorded as the most significant outcome.