November 26, 2007
Consequences of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire are still being studied and debated in present-day Turkey, which keeps on fiercely denying its complicity in the Genocide. Meanwhile international record proves Turkey's responsibility for the crime fixed in the Treaty of Sevres and obliges the country to observe its provisions despite rejection of ratification in 1921. Historian and diplomat Ara Papian commented to PanARMENIAN.Net on historical and legal aspect of the Armenian Genocide recognition process.
October 18, 2007
During the recent two weeks the Armenian Genocide issue was the main topic of discussions in the United States and world press. The stir was caused by the upcoming vote on H.Res.106 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The resolution is strongly opposed by the Bush administration and Turkish government. Congressmen are under pressure. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being dissuaded from bringing the measure to the floor. AAA Country Director for Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh, Arpi Vartanian comments on the developments to PanARMENIAN.Net.
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.