Monthly Archives: January 2015

World

The subject of “Aravot” online “Face to Face” talk show is discussed by economist Vilen Khachatryan and Director of the Center for Globalization and Regional Cooperation Stepan Grigoryan. Aram Abrahamyan – On Sunday, the extreme left-wing “Syriza” political party came to power in Greece with the following slogans: no economic management regime, no cut off …

World

Advisor to Turkish prime minister Etienne Mahchupian, commenting on Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s invitation addressed to Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan, had said that Armenians were also killed in this Battle, and attending the celebration incurs form Armenia’s interests. In this respect, Aravot.am talked with Ruben Melkonyan, who mentioned that one should understand Etienne Mahchupian’s …

World

“Attending the Dardanelles celebration on April 24, of course, does not incur from our interests, as it is important for Armenia to celebrate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Armenia”, – said the President of the Yerevan Press Club, Boris Navasardyan, in the conversation with Aravot.am, referring to the statement of the Turkish Prime Minister’s …

Editorial

If I were a delegate of Armenia to PACE, I would have voted “no” to the proposal on depriving the Russian delegation of voting. Not because I like this country’s policy, simply it is wrong to deprive anyone of the right to vote, and, in particular, the Assembly is called for the representatives of various …

Politics

An interesting development, with implications for Armenian politics: Although there is usually little surprise and even less suspense in Armenia’s domestic politics, one recent development may signal that someone new may being groomed for the top job, as a possible presidential contender: Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan. Although this is not necessarily an endorsement, it is …

Legal

Human rights activist Arthur Sakunts has a reserved attitude to the sections about Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh found in the annual report of Freedom House entitled  “Freedom in the World 2015”. The rating in the report that Armenia is a partly free country, according to human rights activist, should be considered in comparison. “If we compare …

Analysis

The 21st century needs for new type of political figures For the beginning, let’s cite the recent speeches of the two world leaders. Barack Obama, a message to the Congress, January 20. “I believe in a smarter kind of American leadership.  We lead best when we combine military power with strong diplomacy… we don’t let …