“Democracy for Development” NGO
The year of 1996, when the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement was signed (in effect since July 1999) can be considered as a period of the maximal intensification of relations between Armenia and EU. …>>>
PhD in Political Science
Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University
The former and most probably future President of Russia Mr. Putin starts the second round with a new project aimed at consolidation of the post-Soviet space. …>>>
The idea of creation of the Eurasian Union has already been discussed quite a lot here, in Armenia, and in the other republics of the former USSR as well. The proposal is mainly considered from the view of the benefits and advantages for the post-Soviet republics: whether the power elites and societies of these countries have the desire to join such a union or not and how much they are ready to that. …>>>
Editor-in-Chief of The Analyticon
The question used as a header is not new for Armenians at all; we have tried to determine our geographic and civilization place at least for ourselves since ancient times. …>>>
Analyticon’s question is where Armenia should go – to Europe or Eurasia.
I am not indicating the direction just out of fear that my compatriots can suddenly take my words literally, as a call to go somewhere; and they leave, as they understood the appeal “go” after the establishment of the independence – and they “went away.” …>>>
Armenia that so solemnly celebrated the 20th anniversary of its independence and is about to leave the jubilee year behind, now faces an apparently difficult choice: to intensify the relations with the European Union or re-orient itself toward the newly shaping Eurasian Union, which is a Russian, more precisely Putin’s idea with the hidden hopes for the reincarnation of the USSR. …>>>
The needle of the political barometer points “clearness” in the autumn for the Russian elite. Apparently, the Russian Prime-Minister Vladimir Putin most probably will become President again, and the current President Dmitry Medvedev will occupy the position of the present Prime-Minister. …>>>
When a big country is about to collapse, not only the newly created, but also all, large and small constituent countries, are trying to escape. The fear drives them far off the maternal nucleus, meanwhile the latter gets rid of the needless ballast with pleasure. …>>>
The 47th Munich Security Conference took place in Germany on February 4-5, 2011, with participation of heads of 12 states, including the Armenian President Serj Sargsyan, Foreign and Defense Ministers of 36 countries, 350 participants as a whole. …>>>
Analyticon #6, June, 2011.
This publication addresses policy-related issues arising from displacement as a result of the Nagorno Karabakh (NK) conflict. Its purpose is to promote awareness of possible societal responses to Track 1 outcomes on this issue, to discuss broadly possible modalities and likely obstacles, and, through this discussion, to shape policy in ways that would make it more responsive to on-the-ground realities. …>>>