September 24, 2007
Calls to resolve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict by use of force become more frequent in Azerbaijan. President Aliyev's statements on "determination to liberate their lands" meet approval among media and politicians, who sometimes call for war against Armenia as well. PanARMENIAN.Net requested political scientist Levon Melik-Shahnazaryan to comment on Azeri statements.
September 13, 2007
The problem of demarcation of the Armenian-Turkish border is still open, as 80 years ago. Despite 5 treaties signed by the states which won World War I and Wodroow Wilson's arbitration award on the Armenian-Turkish border, the border has not been determined yet. From the viewpoint of the international law, the Republic of Armenia, being the assignee of the First Republic, is entitled to raise the issue again. Diplomat and historian Ara Papian comments on the situation to PanARMENIAN.Net.
March 13, 2007
Armenian foreign policy is aimed at both establishing good-neighbor relations with the countries in the region and long term constructive relations with European structures. Here a special place occupies the process of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement. The RA FM Vartan Oskanian shared his views with PanARMENIAN.Net concerning perspectives of negotiation process in near future.
March 1, 2007
The Iranian problem becomes more and more actual. Is the United States going to bomb Iran or not, if Iranian nuclear program is a threat to the world and region, or there exist other considerations, which can lead to one more conflict in the Greater Middle East. Specialist on Persian philology Tadevos Charchyan told the PanARMENIAN.Net journalist about possible development of events.
February 6, 2007
The system of European values is close for Armenia and the cooperation plan with the EU in the framework of the European Neighborhood Policy can perform a serious influence on both the situation in Armenia and the whole region. Chairman of European Integration NGO, political scientist Karen Bekarian comments to PanARMENIAN.Net on Armenia's possible expectations in case of successful implementation of the program.
February 1, 2007
Turkey itself, alleged changes in that country, investigation over Hrant Dink's murder, as before, are at the center of attention of the world community. More and more voices both in Turkey itself and moreover, outside of it demand to cancel the 301st article of the Turkish Penal Code. Director of Caucasian Media Institute, political scientist Alexander Iskandaryan told the PanARMENIAN.Net journalist what we should expect from Turkey's way to Europe.
January 23, 2007
Hrant Dink's assassination according to a number of experts, can seriously influence on public atmosphere in Turkey, as well as strengthen the tension in the country before coming presidential elections in May of 2007. The specialist in Turkic philology Ruben Safrastyan, the head of Oriental Studies Institute of the RA NAS (National Academy of Sciences) comments on possible consequences of the murder.
January 19, 2007
Absence of US Ambassador in Yerevan since July 2006 to some extent negatively influences on the Armenian-American relations. This year Armenia is awaiting parlaimentary elections and the politicians are likely to focus on the opening of the Armenian-Turkish border blocked by Turkey since 1993. Richard Giragosian, expert of the Armenian International Police Research Group - AIPRG, Washington.DC. comments on the situation to PanARMENIAN.Net.
December 14, 2006
Supposed changes in the balance forces in the region and optimistic statements on the possible settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh problem by the end of 2006 have revealed new directions and distribution of the power vector. External factors and first of all strengthening of the U.S. and European structures in the region and Russia's retreat from the dominant positions is being observed in the region. Analyst of Kavkaz center Manvel Sargsyan comments on the situation to PanARMENIAN.Net.
November 8, 2006
The deployment of the Turkish peacekeepers in Lebanon has aroused a wave of protest among the Armenian community of the country. On the whole the military operations in Lebanon can have a serious impact upon the developments in the Near East. At PanARMENIAN.Net's request orientalist Suren Manukian comments on the situation in the Near East, its possible development and influence on the neighbor states.