Thoughts from the Canadian-Armenian repat in Yerevan, Raffi Elliott, on Armenia’s politics, international affairs, the tech industry, and everything in between.
I met Vik in an old, abandoned courtyard in a suburb of Yerevan which had been retrofitted as a military training center. When the war started on September 27, he left his successful vinyl business […]
Twenty-four days since the attempted Azerbaijani invasion of Artsakh was launched, Artsakh remains defiant. Despite a collective $15 billion in military spending over a decade, the aid of high-tech Israeli Kamikaze drones, Turkish unmanned combat […]
At an event on Monday timed to coincide with the 29th anniversary of Armenia’s Declaration of Independence, PM Nikol Pashinyan unveiled his government’s long-promised development strategy. The roadmap entitled Armenia Transformation Strategy 2050 lays out […]
On the far shore of Lake Sevan, a crew prepares a small sailing rig as one shouts instructions in German. A grey curly-haired gentleman, dressed in a pair of cropped chinos and sporting weathered boat […]
The succession of congratulatory messages from foreign leaders which started pouring in on Monday, following Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko’s sham election read like a who’s who list of post-Soviet autocrats. Praises from Russia’s Vladimir Putin, […]
This week, a long-awaited amendment to Article 213 of the Armenian Constitution—replacing at least three of the nine Armenian Supreme Court Justices—has come into effect. “Three new Constitutional Court judges will be elected soon,” Prime […]
With the number of daily confirmed cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise––and with that, the death toll––calls on the government to reinstate draconian lockdown measures have grown louder. Still, the Prime Minister, who himself has […]