Tracing the Overrated Standards of International Banks (IFC, EBRD). AEF


2017-02-20 12:02:02  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 27   
When the boycott of Ameriabank started because of the contract signed between the bank and Lydian Armenia for providing the latter with a loan of 24 million USD to

EU Structures Support Further Establishment of the Ombudsman’s Office


2017-02-14 17:25:10  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 592   
  “Union of Informed Citizens” NGO continues the series on reporting about foreign grants received by RA state bodies. This time we will address the property and grants received by

RA National Debt Continues to Grow


2017-02-10 15:55:16  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1022   
  The level of national debt is one of the basic indicators describing the economic system of the country. The importance of the national debt consists in that it affects

Why Is Armenia Procuring Low Quality Superjets


2017-02-09 13:29:12  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1140   
  Russia’s Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov has recently told the journalists that Armenia is interested in obtaining Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 civil aircraft. In particular, the airplanes will

Harut Sassounian. Improved Russian US Relations May Be Helpful to Armenia


2017-02-09 11:38:25  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1123   
Last November, Americans elected the unlikeliest presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump. He is not your typical politician. As a successful and prominent businessman, he is used to making off-

"Just Business" Approach in Weapons Sales is a Boomerang


2017-02-07 17:37:10  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1294   
On February 7 the Belarus Supreme Court rejected blogger Alexander Lapshin’s appeal against the decision to extradite him to Azerbaijan. He’s currently awaiting extradition, which could take place within

Armenia: 25 year-old persistent and unfinished struggle for decolonization


2017-02-06 18:18:49  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1331   
After the collapse of Europe’s last empire—USSR and 25 years later from Armenia’s independency it’s still difficult to insist without ambiguity on the complete and irreversible elimination of neo-colonization

No Real Growth in Exports to Russia


2017-02-03 18:40:21  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1600   
  During last year, “Union of Informed Citizens” addressed the topic of nature and causes of sharp increase in exports from Armenia to EAEU member countries. Export to EAEU member

Armenia at 25 Year: A Country at a Crossroads, an Analysis by K.M. Greg Sarkissian, President of the Zoryan Institute


2017-01-22 12:05:38  | Canada  |   Articles and Analyses | 1794   
Vasgen Manukyan, an intellectual and theorist of the Karabagh Committee, [a dissident group in Soviet Armenia ] in his widely acclaimed article written in 1990 titled, “It is Time to

Harut Sassounian. Improved Russian US Relations May Be Helpful to Armenia


2017-01-19 11:54:00  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1865   
Last November, Americans elected the unlikeliest presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump. He is not your typical politician. As a successful and prominent businessman, he is used to making off-

Harut Sassounian. Improved Russian US Relations May Be Helpful to Armenia


2017-01-18 17:01:02  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1824   
Last November, Americans elected the unlikeliest presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump. He is not your typical politician. As a successful and prominent businessman, he is used to making off-

Foreign Grants of the RA Ministry of Justice


2017-01-16 13:22:45  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1744   
“Union of Informed Citizens” continues its series on foreign grants received by Armenian state bodies, within the framework of which we will address the grants received by the RA

EU Continues to Remain Armenia’s Main Trade Partner


2017-01-12 18:24:05  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 2098   
Armenia negotiated an association agreement with the European Union from 2010 to 2013. And though a document was finally agreed as a result of the negotiations, Armenia’s membership in

CSTO Does Not Exist?


2016-12-29 18:35:30  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 2666   
On December 29 of 2016, Azerbaijan launched a diversionary infiltration attempt southeast of Chinar village in Tavush region of the Republic of Armenia, and entered into a battle with

Moscow and Ankara agreed on the plan of a truce in Syria.


2016-12-28 17:05:18  |   |   Articles and Analyses | 3126   
  Beginning of article here: Turkey changed the name «Jhebkhat An — Nusra» to the new name: «Jhebkhat — Fatah — аsh — Sham». . Shortly on a subject: "Moscow and Ankara

Harut Sassounian.Pro-Azeri and Pro-Turkish Writers Denigrate Armenia and Diaspora


2016-12-14 17:45:11  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 2969   
  Turkish and Azeri circles were displeased with my latest column where I had analyzed Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s phone call to Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan.   Azerbaijan’s Trend news agency published

Harut Sassounian.Access to Power: VP Pence Calls Sargsyan;Erdogan & Aliyev Call Pres.-elect Trump


2016-12-07 15:19:50  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 2356   
Shortly after the Nov. 8 elections, I wrote a column suggesting that Armenian-Americans make every effort to contact President-elect Trump or his aides before the January 20 Presidential inauguration,

Harut Sassounian.Access to Power: VP Pence Calls Sargsyan;Erdogan & Aliyev Call Pres.-elect Trump


2016-12-06 12:43:21  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 2292   
  Shortly after the Nov. 8 elections, I wrote a column suggesting that Armenian-Americans make every effort to contact President-elect Trump or his aides before the January 20 Presidential inauguration,

Harut Sassounian.Access to Power: VP Pence Calls Sargsyan;Erdogan & Aliyev Call Pres.-elect Trump


2016-12-06 12:43:21  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 2261   
  Shortly after the Nov. 8 elections, I wrote a column suggesting that Armenian-Americans make every effort to contact President-elect Trump or his aides before the January 20 Presidential inauguration,

Harut Sassounian.Armenia Finally Counters Pakistan’s Anti-Armenian Policies


2016-12-05 18:51:51  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 2257   
I am pleased to learn that the Republic of Armenia has finally decided to counter Pakistan’s persistently pro-Azeri, pro-Turkish, and anti-Armenian policies.   Last week, Radio Free Europe (RFE) reported that

Harut Sassounian.Armenia Finally Counters Pakistan’s Anti-Armenian Policies


2016-12-01 18:35:39  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 2135   
I am pleased to learn that the Republic of Armenia has finally decided to counter Pakistan’s persistently pro-Azeri, pro-Turkish, and anti-Armenian policies.   Last week, Radio Free Europe (RFE) reported that

Azerbaijan's Flawed Healthcare System


2016-11-26 12:10:31  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1363   
A spate of high-profile allegations of medical malpractice, which has led to several fatalities, has served to increase many Azerbaijani’s already jaundiced view of their country’s public health system.   Most

Use of Languages in the World: Use of Russian is Declining


2016-11-24 17:38:08  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1495   
Recently Russian MFA’s Ambassador on Special Assignments stated that the Russian language should receive the status of a second language in post-Soviet countries.    Though that scenario is still unrealistic in

Harut Sassounian. Dr. Akcam Confirms Turks’ Genocidal Intent By Proving Validity of Talat’s Telegrams


2016-11-23 13:21:18  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1504   
Prof. Taner Akcam struck a major blow to Turkish denials of the Armenian Genocide in a highly informative lecture at Ararat-Eskijian Museum-Sheen Chapel in Mission Hills, California, on November

Why Kremlin Is Not Keen on the Armenian Civil Society


2016-11-23 11:47:09  | Armenia  |   Social | 1520   
During the last few years, different Russian officials have suggested numerous times  that the RA Government should neutralize “non-governmental organizations that hinder Armenian-Russian friendship”, enhance control over NGOs, and

Harut Sassounian.Dr. Akcam Confirms Turks’ Genocidal IntentBy Proving Validity of Talat’s Telegrams


2016-11-22 17:49:12  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1475   
Prof. Taner Akcam struck a major blow to Turkish denials of the Armenian Genocide in a highly informative lecture at Ararat-Eskijian Museum-Sheen Chapel in Mission Hills, California, on November

Harut Sassounian. Armenians Should Reach Out to Trump Through Republican Friends in Congress


2016-11-17 13:43:47  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1777   
An unprecedented U.S. presidential campaign came to an end with the unexpected victory of Donald Trump!   Since the November 8 elections, there has been endless speculation by self-styled Armenian analysts

Harut Sassounian.Armenians Should Reach Out to Trump Through Republican Friends in Congress


2016-11-15 17:02:57  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1495   
An unprecedented U.S. presidential campaign came to an end with the unexpected victory of Donald Trump!   Since the November 8 elections, there has been endless speculation by self-styled Armenian analysts

FGM Uncovered in Georgia


2016-11-11 17:32:16  | Georgia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1730   
Authorities say they were unaware that minority group was carrying out the procedure.   An IWPR investigation has discovered that hundreds of girls from the ethnic Avar community in eastern Georgia

Gas Prices in Armenia and in Other Countries (Table)


2016-11-10 16:01:26  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1825   
  As it is known,  the RA Public Services Regulatory Commission plans to make a decision on reducing the price for natural gas. As a result, one cubic meter of natural

Harut Sassounian.A Dictator Obsessed With Power & Wealth: Erdogan’s 12 Scandals!


2016-11-10 13:32:04  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1808   
With each passing day, Turkish President Erdogan is becoming increasingly dictatorial. The arrest of 11 members of the opposition pro-Kurdish party, HDP, is the latest in a long string

Harut Sassounian.A Dictator Obsessed With Power & Wealth:Erdogan’s 12 Scandals!


2016-11-08 14:33:07  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1702   
With each passing day, Turkish President Erdogan is becoming increasingly dictatorial. The arrest of 11 members of the opposition pro-Kurdish party, HDP, is the latest in a long string

Harut Sassounian.Armenia and Diaspora In Quest for a New Start


2016-11-07 12:27:09  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1693   
Ever since Armenia’s independence, the Armenian world has been divided into three loose categories: those supporting or in some capacity interacting with the government; various opposition groups; and those

Armenian Civil Society, the West and the Russian interests


2016-11-03 18:32:24  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1879   
Witnessing Russian officials propose to strengthen the control on civil society in Armenia has recently become a common practice. This time, a similar proposal was made by the Director

Harut Sassounian.Armenia and Diaspora In Quest for a New Start


2016-11-03 11:38:11  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1816   
Ever since Armenia’s independence, the Armenian world has been divided into three loose categories: those supporting or in some capacity interacting with the government; various opposition groups; and those

Harut Sassounian.Armenia and Diaspora In Quest for a New Start


2016-11-02 12:02:41  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1572   
Ever since Armenia’s independence, the Armenian world has been divided into three loose categories: those supporting or in some capacity interacting with the government; various opposition groups; and those

The anti-democratic structure of the Eurasian Economic Union


2016-11-02 11:58:33  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1511   
Soon it marks the second anniversary of the Eurasian Economic Union and Armenia’s accession to it. However, Armenia's population is still unaware of the specifics of this integration system.

Harut Sassounian.Armenia and Diaspora In Quest for a New Start


2016-11-01 11:44:04  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1469   
  Ever since Armenia’s independence, the Armenian world has been divided into three loose categories: those supporting or in some capacity interacting with the government; various opposition groups; and those

Harut Sassounian. WikiLeaks Reveals Hillary Clinton’s Email Exchanges on Armenian Issues


2016-10-31 12:45:21  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1263   
  The whole world is following with great interest the flood of internal emails released by WikiLeaks: over 400,000 emails of the Turkish ruling party (AKP), 2.8 million U.S. diplomatic

The Future for Global Armenians is now


2016-10-28 14:49:31  | Armenia  |   Social | 1426   
October 28, 2016 – NEW YORK, YEREVAN – The global Armenian community must do more to deliver a successful future for the nation that is economically and socially secure,

Response to the Prime Minister: Consequences of Not Integrating into the EAEU


2016-10-26 17:41:29  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1466   
A few days ago Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan made a noteworthy statement. In particular, the Prime Minister agreed that Armenian economy has not benefited from EAEU membership, but

Harut Sassounian.WikiLeaks Reveals Hillary Clinton’s Email Exchanges on Armenian Issues


2016-10-26 16:54:38  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1437   
The whole world is following with great interest the flood of internal emails released by WikiLeaks: over 400,000 emails of the Turkish ruling party (AKP), 2.8 million U.S. diplomatic

Harut Sassounian.WikiLeaks Reveals Hillary Clinton’s Email Exchanges on Armenian Issues


2016-10-25 13:20:46  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1446   
The whole world is following with great interest the flood of internal emails released by WikiLeaks: over 400,000 emails of the Turkish ruling party (AKP), 2.8 million U.S. diplomatic

Harut Sassounian.Once Again, the French Legislature Bans Denial of the Armenian Genocide


2016-10-23 15:29:16  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1285   
  Both Houses of the French Legislature have once again adopted a law that penalizes the denial of genocides recognized by French or international courts, or the denial, minimization or

Quick Rise of Tensions in Relations between the USA and Azerbaijan


2016-10-20 18:05:12  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1454   
The United States’ position on Nagorno Karabakh conflict has recently resulted in some tensions in the relations between the USA and Azerbaijan.    Nagorno Karabakh   In his letter to Barack Obama on

Harut Sassounian.Once Again, the French Legislature Bans Denial of the Armenian Genocide


2016-10-19 13:51:59  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1433   
  Both Houses of the French Legislature have once again adopted a law that penalizes the denial of genocides recognized by French or international courts, or the denial, minimization or

Harut Sassounian. More Beneficial to Support Members Of Congress Than Vote for President


2016-10-14 15:56:19  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1510   
There is widespread dissatisfaction and mistrust among the American public toward the two main presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Armenian-Americans likewise are negatively disposed toward these candidates.

Harut Sassounian. More Beneficial to Support Members Of Congress Than Vote for President


2016-10-13 13:10:34  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1557   
There is widespread dissatisfaction and mistrust among the American public toward the two main presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Armenian-Americans likewise are negatively disposed toward these candidates.

EU Energy Policy within Eastern Partnership (EaP)


2016-10-13 12:42:57  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1513   
EU energy demands and import grow in correlation with its economic strengthening, while to its East, post-Soviet states strive to benefit from export and transit of energy resources, as

"Korea: massive punishment and punishment".


Attacking North Korea the USA strengthens control over Japan and China. Expert assessment of Academy of Geopolitics.
2016-10-13 10:17:36  | Russia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1960   
                                   Beginning of article here: "How much is the peace treaty between Russia and Japan"

Harut Sassounian. More Beneficial to Support Members Of Congress Than Vote for President


2016-10-11 18:40:48  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1463   
  There is widespread dissatisfaction and mistrust among the American public toward the two main presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Armenian-Americans likewise are negatively disposed toward these candidates.

Harut Sassounian.More Beneficial to Support Members Of Congress Than Vote for President


2016-10-09 18:23:04  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1550   
  There is widespread dissatisfaction and mistrust among the American public toward the two main presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Armenian-Americans likewise are negatively disposed toward these candidates.

Harut Sassounian. Should Diaspora Armenians Meddle in Armenia’s Affairs?


2016-10-08 17:18:39  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1580   
Not everyone agrees whether Diaspora Armenians should meddle in the Armenia Republic’s internal affairs. Perhaps ‘meddle’ is not the right word, but getting involved and caring deeply about developments

Russian Propaganda Is Personifying Europe


2016-10-07 16:06:10  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1519   
The organizations “European Values Think-Tank” and “Semantic Visions” have presented the results of their joint studies, which have reflected on how Russian propaganda depicts European leaders.    In particular, 59 million

Democracy Index of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh


ԼՂՀ ժողովրդավարության ցուցանիշը
2016-10-06 16:42:06  |   |   Articles and Analyses | 1601   
Though the current international system does not have a specific legislative model of recognizing unrecognized republics, the de-facto democratic republics can aspire to international recognition in case they have

Harut Sassounian.Should Diaspora Armenians Meddle in Armenia’s Affairs?


2016-10-05 10:46:33  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 1637   
Not everyone agrees whether Diaspora Armenians should meddle in the Armenia Republic’s internal affairs. Perhaps ‘meddle’ is not the right word, but getting involved and caring deeply about developments

Harut Sassounian. Should Diaspora Armenians Meddle in Armenia’s Affairs?


2016-10-04 18:30:34  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1666   
Not everyone agrees whether Diaspora Armenians should meddle in the Armenia Republic’s internal affairs. Perhaps ‘meddle’ is not the right word, but getting involved and caring deeply about developments

Harut Sassounian.Campaign Contribution… Or Legal Bribery?


2016-09-30 18:13:10  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1960   
This column is mostly intended for readers outside the United States who may not be familiar with U.S. campaign contribution laws. Interestingly, even Americans are often confused about the

Harut Sassounian. Campaign Contribution…Or Legal Bribery?


2016-09-28 17:01:15  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1557   
This column is mostly intended for readers outside the United States who may not be familiar with U.S. campaign contribution laws. Interestingly, even Americans are often confused about the

Harut Sassounian.Campaign Contribution…Or Legal Bribery?


2016-09-27 11:42:16  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 1624   
This column is mostly intended for readers outside the United States who may not be familiar with U.S. campaign contribution laws. Interestingly, even Americans are often confused about the

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