Hayk Hovhannisyan

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    Turkey’s Gallipoli centenary events are set to become the latest focal point in the Armenian genocide dispute

Turkey’s Gallipoli centenary events are set to become the latest focal point in the Armenian genocide dispute

On 24 April, events will be held in Turkey to commemorate the First World War campaign in Gallipoli, which took place in 1915. Hayk Hovhannisyan writes, however, that the commemoration has generated controversy because it risks overshadowing another centenary: that of the mass killing of Armenians, which is traditionally marked on the same day. He argues that Turkey’s decision […]

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As the global economic landscape undergoes significant transformation, Russia must reform its domestic and foreign policies to meet new challenges

Russia’s vast energy resources have long given the country substantial influence in the international arena. As Hayk Hovhannisyan notes, however, a number of current developments present a threat to Russia’s economic and global position. New energy supply routes and the shale gas extraction ‘boom’ may reduce demand for Russian energy resources; while a slowdown in the BRIC economies, allied with […]

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As Armenia moves closer to the EU, Russia is taking advantage of the country’s economic and geopolitical vulnerabilities to maintain its influence.

Like many former Soviet-states, Armenia has recently pursued closer relations with the EU, much to Russia’s displeasure. Hayk Hovhannisyan looks at Russia’s increasingly punitive stance towards Armenia, such as increasing gas prices and greater arms sales to Armenia’s rival, Azerbaijan. Armenia has been trying to walk a fine line not to infuriate the ‘bear’ to the north, but now, without […]

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