Artsakh Votes for New Constitution, Officially Renames the Republic

NKR Renamed ‘Artsakh Republic’ as it Adopts New Constitution, Moves to a Fully-Presidential System of Government STEPANAKERT, Artsakh— Following the constitutional referendum in the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh) on Feb. 20, the NKR Central Electoral Commission (CEC) [more...]

February 21, 2017 // 7 Comments

Welcome to Azerbaijan’s House of Cards

“Mehriban Aliyeva has been appointed First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan by President Ilham Aliyev’s order.” No, you are not tuned into the Netflix original political drama House of Cards. This, unfortunately, is real life—straight from a statement released by the office of [more...]

February 21, 2017 // 3 Comments

Aliyev Appoints Wife as Azerbaijan’s Vice-President

BAKU, Azerbaijan (A.W.)—Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev appointed his wife Mehriban Aliyeva as the country’s Vice-President on Feb. 21, in a move that has been widely criticized as way for Aliyev to tighten his grip on power in the country. According to a statement released on [more...]

February 21, 2017 // 3 Comments

Nineteen-Year-Old Armenian Serviceman Killed Under Unclear Circumstances

STEPANAKERT, NKR (A.W.)—Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh) Defense Army serviceman Lernik Osyan (b. 1998) sustained a fatal gunshot wound at around 11:45 a.m. on Feb. 18, under still-unclear circumstances. According to a press statement released by the NKR Defense Ministry, the incident [more...]

February 18, 2017 // 2 Comments

NKR Serviceman Dies of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

  STEPANAKERT, NKK (A.W.)— Nagorno-Karabagh (NKR/Artsakh) Defense Army serviceman Garegin Argamanyan (b. 1997) died on Feb. 17 after being accidentally poisoned by carbon monoxide. According to the NKR Defense Ministry’s press service, Argamanyan was poisoned at a battery-charging [more...]

February 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Why Vote for the ARF?

  By Vatche Proodian Why Vote for the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF)? Because the ARF is consistent with its views and keeps its promises. ‘Why vote for the ARF? Because the ARF is consistent with their views and keeps their promises.’ Armenia is currently preparing for [more...]

February 16, 2017 // 1 Comment

‘Tzur Nstink, Shitak Khosink’: Talking Straight About Artsakh

    Special for the Armenian Weekly It has been more than two decades since the ceasefire created the de facto state of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh Republic). During this same time-frame we have been forced to depend upon Russia as our principal proponent and supplier of military [more...]

February 16, 2017 // 15 Comments

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