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Boosting defense budget, Azerbaijan prepares for new adventures

Azerbaijan’s armament race aggravates the situation at the contact line between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijani armed forces.

November 13, 2010
Unable to put up with the defeat in Karabakh war, Azerbaijan is preparing for new adventures.

Turkish activists succeed in PR action in Armenia

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.

CoE Forum in Yerevan: vain hopes of the authorities and disappointment of the opposition

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.

Karabakh dominates political discussions in Armenia

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.

Georgian Foreign Minister’s statements and killing of Armenian captive in Baku dominate Armenia’s domestic agenda

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.

Is not Baku afraid of being unable to deceive OSCE Minsk Group this time, what will lead to recognizing Azerbaijan occupant?

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.

Possibly, Baku took length of Armenian captive’s murder to exchange his body for Azerbaijani subversives’ corpses

The Armenian captive’s murder in Baku once again reminded Armenia of who its eastern neighbor is.

October 7, 2010
Possibly, Baku took length of Armenian captive’s murder to exchange his body for Azerbaijani subversives’ corpses
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.

Week’s topics: Karabakh issue and namaz in Ani

Review of September 25 – October 1 political events.

October 2, 2010
Political events in Armenia started with discussions on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, as usual.

NKR’s independence is Armenia’s best achievement over past 19 years

Review of September 18-24 domestic events.

September 25, 2010
Karabakh, as usual, prevailed in political discussions during the past week. Director of Caucasus Institute, political analyst Alexander Iskandaryan said that no UN special representative is capable to facilitate the Karabakh conflict settlement. “The OSCE Minsk Group abolishment, far less its duplication in another instance will decelerate even the current process,” Iskandaryan told aPanARMENIAN.Net reporter. According to him, similar statements are propaganda rather than real attempts aimed at accelerating the conflict resolution. “Readiness for compromises is required for real facilitation,” Iskandaryan said.

NKR recognition issue in focus

Review of September 11-17 domestic events.

September 18, 2010
The past week started with debates on expedience of recognition of Nagorno Karabakh’s independence by Armenia. According to Caucasus Institute Director Alexander Iskandaryan, such move will change nothing in the negotiation process but will have a strong impact on internal political life of Armenia.