Archive for November 2011

THEME: Armenia: Eurointegration or Eurasian Direction?

The Analyticon, №11 /November/ 2011


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The Integration Processes: a Challenge or a Chance?

Hayk KHANUMYAN

Head of the NGO “European Movement in Artsakh”

Stepanakert

Vladimir Putin’s article about the creation of the Eurasian Union, published in one of October issues of Izvestia newspaper, stirred up an interesting discourse in the international analytical circles.  …>>>

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Armenia: to Europe or to Eurasia?

Armen GRIGORYAN

“Democracy for Development” NGO

Yerevan

 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. …>>>

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Armenia Between Two Euros: Euro-pa or Eur-Asia

Hovhannes Nikoghossyan

PhD in Political Science
Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University

Yerevan

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. …>>>

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An Unexpected Obstacle: the Eurasian Project and the Russian Nationalism

Michael ZOLYAN

Expert

Yerevan

 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. …>>>

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Europe or Asia?

Gegham BAGHDASARYAN

Editor-in-Chief of The Analyticon

Stepanakert

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. …>>>

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The Black Square

Aram MATEVOSYAN

Writer

Yerevan

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.” …>>>

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The State Interest Has Chosen, so We Have to Choose the State Interest

Hakob BADALYAN

Journalist

Yerevan

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. …>>>

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The Eurasian or Eurointegration vector of Armenia?

David PETROSYAN

Independent expert

Yerevan

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. …>>>

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Both: the European Integration of Armenia with the Eurasian Vector of Development

Grigory Afanasyan

Expert

Stepanakert

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. …>>>

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Multiculturalism and Armenia

Ashot Sargsyan

Expert

Stepanakert

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. …>>>

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