Archive - Nov 20, 2013


Why has Putin chosen the symbolic date, December 2, for visiting Yerevan?


By Emma Gabrielyan

Armenia pays a high price for joining the Customs Union. READ MORE

Special report: The new model armies - why are Western forces being deployed across Africa?

By Kim Sengupta

The new mantra of 'muscular soft power' is designed to fight insurgencies and prepare states to defend themselves while building up infrastructure and civic institutions. READ MORE

Russian-Led Trade Bloc ‘No Soviet Union’

By Sargis Harutyunyan

Armenia will not lose its independence after joining the Russian-led customs union, Russia’s ambassador in Yerevan, Ivan Volynkin, insisted on Friday, strongly denying that Moscow is keen to recreate the former Soviet Union.  READ MORE