The recent statements by the opposition demonstrate their intention to grab power on the wave of popular discontent.
February 26, 2011
All admit that Armenia is facing social discontent and division of the public. Despite the leadership’s resoluteness to struggle against these phenomena, social tensions grow and the recent statements by the opposition demonstrate their intention to grab power on the wave of popular discontent.
There are apprehensions that involvement of Diaspora representatives in the parliament may cause new contradictions and a split among Diaspora Armenians.
February 19, 2011
Diaspora Minister Hranush Hakobyan’s recent statement that Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan plans legislative changes to involve Diaspora representatives in the Armenian parliament caused hot debates, dividing the Armenian public into supporters and opponents of the idea.
Should Vladimir Lenin plot his October revolution in the 21st century, he would think over seizing Twitter and Facebook, instead of capturing post offices or railway stations.
February 12, 2011
The recent events in Tunisia and Egypt have shown that social networks can have tremendous role in organization of political processes. Thanks to social networks, even under total media control by the authorities, the opposition forces managed to coordinate their protest actions and take millions of people to the streets to oust the rulers.
Review of November 7-12 domestic events.
November 13, 2010
Political events in Armenia focused on the possible outcomes of the 2012 parliamentary election.
Beklevic and Orsek have failed the conference they wanted to organize with Analytical Center on Globalization and Regional Cooperation.
October 29, 2010
The arrival of representatives of rather obscure and marginal party – Powerful Turkey – in Yerevan has become a subject of close attention of the Armenian media and some experts rather than the RA National Security Service (NSS). Possibly, everything would have been normal – rather serious Turkish experts and political analysts arrive in Armenia often and nobody invites them to the NSS. But two representatives of Powerful Turkey were invited for a “conversation,” what has caused various comments. Definitely, the October 30 events in Yerevan were an evident PR action. However, it is unclear why Armenians have fallen for it.
The Council of Europe has no intention to interfere in internal affairs of Armenia.
October 22, 2010
The Council of Europe’s Forum for the Future of Democracy has hardly answered the main question – what will democracy look like in future.
Review of October 9-15 domestic events.
October 17, 2010
The past week started with the arrival of Iranian delegation led by parliament speaker Ali Larijani.
Review of October 2-8 internal political events.
October 12, 2010
The political week in Armenia started with appointment of Vladimir Gasparyan as Deputy Defense Minister of Armenia.
The fact that the world community has not reacted to Manvel Saribekyan’s murder, possibly, has convinced Baku of its own impunity.
October 8, 2010
Chairman of the Social and Political Department at the Azerbaijani presidential administration, Ali Hasanov states that Baku has repeatedly applied to the OSCE and other international organizations, asking them to send an assessment mission to the territories around Nagorno Karabakh.
The Armenian captive’s murder in Baku once again reminded Armenia of who its eastern neighbor is.
October 7, 2010
The report of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry and Military Prosecutor’s Office on alleged suicide of Armenian captive Manvel Saribekyan has shocked the Armenian society, once again reminding Armenians of who their eastern neighbor is. The Armenian pogroms in Azerbaijan and cruel murder of Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan showed of what the racist authorities of Azerbaijan are capable. It is hard to trust the version of the Armenian captive’s suicide after all this.