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.
October 23, 2006
After a little calm political processes in the South Caucasus started gaining power and affecting Europe and Near East. The resumption of talks between the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, tension in the Russian-Georgian relations and finally the adoption of the French bill penalizing the Armenian Genocide denial gave food for thought. Political scientist, rector of the Caucasus Media Institute Alexander Iskandaryan comments on the situation to PanARMENIAN.Net.
October 17, 2006
Tension in the South Caucasian region owing to unsolved conflicts lately increased due to recurrent exacerbation of Russian-Georgian relations. Though some hope appeared for a new phase of settlement of the Karabakh conflict owing to the recurrent visit of the OSCE MG co-chairs. However the matter does not go far beyond an agreement on talks for the time being. Analyst of Spectrum Center for Strategic Analysis Sergey Sargsyan comments on the regional situation to PanARMENIAN.Net.
October 5, 2006
Although Armenia and the international community stand for peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijan still cries out threats to "return Karabakh at any price". To what extent are real the statements of the Azeri politicians and which is the real state of the Armenian and Azeri Armed Forces? Military expert Ruben Meghrabyan comments to PanARMENIAN.Net.
August 9, 2006
The settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict seems to be far away despite the optimistic statements by the mediators made in early 2006. The meetings of the Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents as a matter of fact nullified the forecasts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs. By PanARMENIAN.Net's request NKR President's Aide for Foreign Policy Arman Melikian comments on the situation.
June 30, 2006
The statement made by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs and the scandal that burst out over the visit of Catholicos of All Armenians to Turkey caused a great number of comments. On the threshold of the G8 summit the attention of the concerned sides is focused on the possibility of signing an agreement on Karabakh by Armenia and Azerbaijan. ARF Bureau's Hay Dat and Political Office Director Kiro Manoian comments on the situation to PanARMENIAN.Net.
June 27, 2006
Turkey lately actively works to become a regional superpower. Activation and cooperation with the U.S. in settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, relations with Russia, increase of influence in Georgia and Azerbaijan speak for themselves. Head of the Department of Turkey of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Doctor Ruben Safrastyan comments on the situation in the South Caucasus to PanARMENIAN.Net.
June 20, 2006
Situation in Samtskhe-Javakheti, which has never been calm, is attracting more attention of Armenian politicians lately. Various politicians and public figures speak on behalf of the population of that region of Georgia. Vice-Rector of Anania Shirakatsi University, author of a number of publications on the Armenian issue, Karabakh and Javakhk, political scientist Hrazdan Madoyan answers questions of PanARMENIAN.Net.
June 13, 2006
The situation in the South Caucasus is far from ideal with unsettled conflicts and tensed relations between the neighbors. Besides, the South Caucasus plays the role of an arena for the struggle for leadership between great powers. By PanARMENIAN.Net's request Director of the Caucasus Media Institute (CMI), political scientist Alexander Iskandaryan comments on the current situation in the region.