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Emil Sanamyan is a Washington-based writer focusing on the Caucasus and neighboring countries.

Armenian-Azerbaijani Attrition War Escalates

Special for the Armenian Weekly In 2015, the on-again, off-again fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces continued a trend towards escalation that was already significant in 2014. In the last 12 months, the Armenian forces have seen a more-than-50-percent increase in conflict-related [more...]

January 14, 2016 // 7 Comments

Overhaul of Azerbaijan’s National Security Ministry and Its Significance

Special for the Armenian Weekly Former National Security Minister Eldar Mahmudov The last two months have seen an unprecedented crackdown on one of the pillars of the Aliyev regime in Azerbaijan, the Ministry of National Security (MNS). Since the Oct. 17 dismissal of Minister Eldar Mahmudov, some [more...]

December 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Azerbaijani Security Service and Its Glendale Bank Account

Special for the Armenian Weekly The recently leaked e-mails of Italy-based Hacking Team (HT) contain a number of revelations. One of them is that HT marketed or sold its malware used to spy on computers and smart phones to governments or government-connected entities in Russia, Turkey, and the [more...]

July 31, 2015 // 12 Comments

Loose Restraints: A Look at the Increasingly Shaky Karabagh Ceasefire

Special for the Armenian Weekly 2014 was the bloodiest year in the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict since the 1990’s. Here, Emil Sanamyan reviews the casualty data for the year and looks at the factors driving the escalation.   Death statistics An Artsakh Defense Army soldier on the frontline The [more...]

February 4, 2015 // 5 Comments

Serge Sarkisian’s Catalogue of Failures: A Brief Foreign Policy Survey

The Armenian Weekly March 2014 Magazine: Armenia’s Foreign Policy in Focus Writing after the first year of Serge Sarkisian’s presidency, I half-jokingly suggested that Armenia’s leader may have come under the influence of Buddhist “third way” philosophy, trying to find a balanced [more...]

March 19, 2014 // 38 Comments