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Lluis Maria de Puig:

CoE can join Karabakh settlement talks if Yerevan and Baku issue a request

July 23, 2008
Lluis Maria de Puig
Armenia's stance on normalization of the Armenian-Turkish relations and peaceful resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is in focus in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). European structures stand unanimously for creation of atmosphere of trust and neighbourliness. In a conversation with a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter, PACE President Lluis Maria de Puig commented on Armenia's role in these processes.

Mikhail Alexandrov:

Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline works as constraint for Baku to think well before flying to arms

July 22, 2008
Mikhail Alexandrov
War is in the air in Caucasus. Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili threatens to take back Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Ilham Aliyev doesn't want to fall behind either and pledges to resolve the Karabakh conflict by use of force. The situation is complicated and unpredictable. Mikhail Alexandrov, head of the Caucasus department at the Institute of CIS Studies, presents his vision of the region to PanARMENIAN.Net.

Serge Smessov:

France attaches importance to Armenian-Turkish relations

July 17, 2008
Serge Smessov
Assuming the EU chairmanship, France is called to create favorable atmosphere at summits of heads of state and government, who are dealing with the issues vital for the organization. The intermediary skills of the presiding country predetermine the member countries' readiness to compromise. France's Ambassador to Armenia Serge Smessov comments to PanARMENIAN.Net on priorities of the French chairmanship, EU approaches to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement and normalization of the Armenian-Turkish relations.

Joseph Pennington:

U.S. wants to continue Millennium Challenge program in Armenia

June 26, 2008
Joseph Pennington
The Armenia-U.S. relations are developing dynamically. The U.S. continues to render assistance to Armenia for formation of civil society and implementation of democratic reforms. As a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, the U.S. promotes resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. However, the U.S. Embassy in Armenia has been functioning without Ambassador for 18 months already. PanARMENIAN.Net requested U.S. Charge d'Affairs Joseph Pennington to comment on the Armenian-American relations and development prospects.

Sergei Markedonov:

Kosovo phantom hovering over Caucasus

June 2, 2008
Sergei Markedonov
The South Caucasus states have always been in focus of Russian politicians. However, position of official Moscow on the unsettled conflicts in Nagorno Karabakh, Abkhazia and South Ossetia sometimes arouses astonishment, specifically in Armenia. The "outpost" stereotype yields to pragmatism. Head of the interethnic relations department at the institute of political and military analysis Sergei Markedonov comments to PanARMENIAN.Net on regional developments.

Mustafa Aydin:

1915 events shouldn't hamper Armenia-Turkish public dialog

May 30, 2008
Mustafa Aydin
Frozen in 1993, the Armenian-Turkish relations have not been normalized yet. Turkey goes on setting a number of preconditions unacceptable for Armenia, which has always manifested willingness to establish diplomatic relations without any preconditions. Head of the department of international relations at University of Economic and Technology, professor Mustafa Aydin comments to PanARMENIAN.Net on possibilities to break the deadlock.

Alan Kasayev:

With Armenia's help, Russia controls the whole region

May 27, 2008
Alan Kasayev
The South Caucasus is in focus of world powers. Russia's priorities in the region include political and economic cooperation with all Caucasian states. Nevertheless, the notions 'strategic partner' and 'strategic ally' are conditioning. PanARMENIAN.Net requested Alan Kasayev, the head of RIA Novosti division for Baltic States and the CIS to comment on Russia's current role in the region.

Vazgen Mirzakhanyan:

Armenian community of Georgia hopes for the better

February 8, 2008
Vazgen Mirzakhanyan
The Armenian communities are scattered throughout the globe, each experiencing the 'syndrome of national minority' which sometimes hampers integration in the society. Under circumstances, it is very hard to maintain unique identity, language, traditions and culture. Primate of the Georgian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan comments to PanARMENIAN.Net on the life of the Armenian community in Georgia.

Shahan Kankhadaryan:

Position of Armenian community of Lebanon exemplary

December 10, 2007
Shahan Kankhadaryan
Developments in Lebanon engross Armenia's attention, since the most numerous Armenian community lives there. Armenian Genocide survivors and their heirs, who found shelter in Lebanon, have become full-fledged Lebanese citizens and share hardships that befall their country. Editor-in-chief of Beirut-based Azdak newspaper Shahan Kankhadaryan comments on current situation to PanARMENIAN.Net.

Khachik Ter-Ghukasyan:

Turkish public opinion and Azeri factor hamper opening of Armenian-Turkish border

December 5, 2007
Khachik Ter-Ghukasyan
Situation in the South Caucasus and Middle East changes rapidly and processes that seemed unbelievable not long ago do become a reality. Naturally, what is going on in the world affects Armenia directly or indirectly. Professor of international relations and politics at the San-Andres University of Buenos Aires, Khachik Ter-Ghukasyan comments to PanARMENIAN.Net on regional and international developments.