May 27, 2008
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.
May 7, 2008
Election of new Presidents in Armenian and Russia, upcoming presidential election in Azerbaijan and shift of leader in the White House will inevitably influence on foreign policy of many states. It's especially vivid in the South Caucasus. Armenia's relations with neighbors and world powers depend on the republic's foreign policy. Chairman of Mitq analytical center, historian Eduard Abrahamyan comments to PanARMENIAN.Net on his vision of the situation.
March 17, 2008
Armenia is again in focus of the international community. The March 1 disorders provoked by the radical opposition and imposition of the emergency rule badly damaged the country's international image. Processes concerning Armenia and its neighbors directly or indirectly, these being missile defense shield installation in Turkey, adoption of Azerbaijan-initiated resolution on Karabakh in the UN General Assembly. Political scientist Levon Melik-Shahnazaryan comments on the situation to PanARMENIAN.Net.
February 8, 2008
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.
December 14, 2007
Determination of the international community to grant independence to Kosovo sooner or later originates a number of questions, first of all how this fact can affect the fate of frozen conflicts on the territory of the former USSR. It specifically refers to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. Member of the Armenian National Assembly's committee on European integration, political scientist Armen Ashotyan comments on the developments to PanARMENIAN.Net.
December 10, 2007
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.
December 5, 2007
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.
November 19, 2007
The European Union's attention to the South Caucasus tends to increase. The recent report on Karabakh settlement issued by the International Crisis Group as well as the shaky political situation in Georgia triggered a mixed reaction in the EU and, as result, a greater attention to the states engaged in the European Neighborhood Policy. PanARMENIAN.Net requested EU's Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Mr Peter Semneby to comment on the current situation in the region.
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.
October 16, 2007
Armenian communities in Middle East, specifically in Lebanon, unwillingly appear in the midst of civil wars which burst in the unstable region from time to time. Moreover, the Armenian communities should oppose the anti-Armenian propaganda launched by Turkey and Azerbaijan. PanARMENIAN.Net requested the RA Ambassador to Armenia to Lebanon, Vahan Ter-Ghevondyan to comment on life of the Armenian community in Lebanon.