Germany Declared War on Turkey: Who's Next?
The German foreign minister Zigmar Gabriel has announced about change in Germany’s attitude to Turkey. This decision was made after the meeting of Angela Merkel with the president of the Social Democratic Party Martin Shultz, Gabriel announced on July 20.
That day may remain in history as the beginning of initiation of a new structure of the region of the Greater Near East. Germany may be followed by other countries, such as Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden which have recently ba...
Azerbaijan "Burst": Armenia's Next Step
Yesterday Azerbaijan made a big fuss and called on all the international organizations demanding to condemn the operation of the Armenian forces in the result of which, according to the Azerbaijani side, civilians were killed.
The Armenian forces counterattacked after the Azerbaijanis started a large-scale artillery fire, hitting an Armenian command post. Azerbaijan used the opportunity and made a noise, trying to achieve the solution of specific problems. What problems are they?
Azerbaijan Gave up on Azerbaijan
According to the Turkish media, the Turkish minister of economy Nihat Zeybekci visited Kars where he announced about free trade with Nakhijevan. According to him, the process of free movement of goods between Nakhijevan and Turkey is being worked out.
Zeybekci said trade will be conducted in Turkish lira, free trade will promote the development of the region of Kars. Earlier Turkish-Azerbaijani joint military exercise was held in Nakhijevan. The Turkish army has actual presence in Nakhijev...
World Changed Overnight: How Will It Affect Karabakh?
The world changed overnight, and the June 3 terrorist attack in London will mark the start of a new era in history.
The terrorism in London was the last drop in the cup of patience of Western leaders. Recently, terrorist actions have been frequent but every time the Western leaders announced that the terrorists fail to force the Western world to step out of the way of tolerance, equality and multi-culturalism. In other words, the west stated that it is not likely to go for a conflict, a crusade...
Aliyev Changes Staff: What's Happening in Azerbaijan?
The Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev has suddenly changed his staff and 6 assistants. Fuad Aleskerov has been appointed as an assistant for military affairs and law enforcement agencies.
Aliyev’s nervousness is evidence to his stalemate due to his policy and geopolitical developments.
Azerbaijan’s central bank has declared a default, Azerbaijan has appeared amid a scandal in OSCE where an investigation is underway into the case of bribing PACE members by Azerbai...
Women earn less and face higher economic constraints in Armenia - report
Over 40% of the economically active women in Armenia are engaged in agricultural industries as opposed to men whose involvement in the sector is 30%, a recent report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reveals.
The document, entitled Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in Armenia, also highlights a higher poverty rate among the female population in comparison to males (54.7% and 45.3%, respectively), attributing the figures to women’s limited economic opportunities.
EU gave Armenia clear sign of ending 'imitated anti-corruption campaign' – analy...
With his recent statement calling upon the Armenian authorities to actively embark on real anti-corruption efforts, the EU ambassador gave the country a clear signal to end the formal fight against the problem, a political analyst said today, reads Tert.am.
Commenting on Piotr Switalski's remark, voiced at a news conference in Yerevan, Armen Badalyan said he found a clear message in his words, urging for strong efforts to eliminate all imitations or attempts to cover-up corrupt practices.
The Scenarios of the Next War
The French ambassador in Armenia has announced that the status quo in the area of the Karabakh conflict can no longer be maintained. France has recently repeated this several times, including at the Hollande - Serzh Sargsyan meeting.
If the status quo cannot be maintained, there are two ways of changing it – negotiations and war. Currently, no negotiations are going on, Armenia has put forth preconditions for their continuation to which Azerbaijan does not agree – ...
Armenian society has no middle class to ensure proper conduct of elections – Ter...
In a country where the lion’s share of national wealth is concentrated in the hands of just a few families, expecting fair elections would simply amount to a political illiteracy, first President Levon Ter-Petrosyan has said, commenting on the April 2 parliamentary election.In an extensive article published by iLur.am, Ter-Petrosyan highlights the lack of average class as a major impediment to the conduct of free elections.
“It is time, probably, to open the brackets. In democratic ...
Newspaper: Who will replace Agramunt as PACE President? Whose candidacy is benef...
On the first day of the June session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), its regulations will change, and they will envision a special provision on dismissing Pedro Agramunt from the position of PACE President, according to 168 Zham (Hour) newspaper of Armenia.
“Given the fact that the PACE President’s quota currently belongs to the EPP [European People’s Party], the EPP will nominate its vice presidents, who are six in number, for the position of PA...
What Happened in France?
Political parties and groups have participated in the French presidential elections which present the colorful mosaic of France. The elections were marked by colorful and incomprehensible categories. It remains unclear why they continue to consider the National Front Party a radical party; as if it is calling for reopening concentration camps and gallows in the squares of Paris.
At one time, the founder of the party Jean Marie le Paine used to make tough statements which ca...
God Spared Us But Not Because We Are Smart
The leading political scientists of Russia and the region continue to consider the processes of the South Caucasus as a horizontal confrontation, i.e. the old West-East model in which the subject of the political debate and fight is the “Eurasian corridor”.Apparently, the consciousness of the political scientists, analysts and policy makers, as well as massive consciousness is subject to inertia which is worse than the confusion of actual politicians.The problem is that the paradigm ...
European Parliament: If Turkey reintroduces death penalty, it will reject EU acc...
President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani told La Repubblica, that he is concerned about the first report of the OSCE observer mission on constitutional referendum in Turkey, which speaks of the lack of equality of the parties and that the issues put to the vote haven't been properly explained.
If these charges are confirmed, according to the Italian politician, they should give a warning signal, and the European Parliament is already ready to do it during the discussion on Turkey, w...
Why Is U.S. Embassy in Armenia So Big?
My friend who is in the sphere of IT research and development argues that the United States has not undertaken any political action relating to the Armenian parliamentary election.It is not ruled out that many think so and there is no need to dwell on this point of view. Moreover, in fact, the United States has not demonstrated any activity with regard to such an “important” event for Armenia.The scenarios of “color revolutions” are in the past, currently there is no need...