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May 02, 2018 | News

Armenia appears at last to be breaking with its post-Soviet malaise and embracing democratic change, thanks to a grass-roots movement that has found a way, for now, to straddle Russia and the West.

Apr 26, 2018 | News

The Armenian diaspora's equivocal response to the movement that toppled Serzh Sargsyan has further weakened its authority in Armenia itself.

Mar 15, 2018 | News

Recent news from Armenia is rather distressing. We witnessed the selection of a single candidate and his election as president of the Republic of Armenia by the sole will of the Prince. Choosing the prime minister will take place only after April 9, when the current president’s term will end, and Parliament will have eight days to propose candidates and elect one.

Dec 29, 2017 | News

Additionally, statistical analysis of the official results by two organizations (including Policy Forum Armenia) concluded there had been such a level of electoral fraud as to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the (2015 Constitutional) referendum outcome.

Jul 16, 2014 | News

Any strategic thinking in international politics starts from asking the right questions. In Armenia's case these questions have so far at best been asked on individual level yet without institutionalized consistency.

Jul 05, 2014 | News

On July 2nd, the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council hosted an off-the-record workshop on Armenia’s relationship with the West and the future vision for the Caucasus organized jointly with Policy Forum Armenia. Participants of the workshop included high-level representatives from the State Department, Pentagon, National Security Council, main foreign policy think tanks headquartered in Washington. PFA was represented by members of its Executive and Academic Boards.

Nov 24, 2013 | News

VILNIUS, November 24, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- New format for EU-Armenia cooperation requires Armenia to seriously fight corruption. Ahead of the Vilnius Summit on the EU's Eastern Partnership (EaP) on 28/29 November 2013, one impression is that a huge possibility has been lost for the EU to strengthen the ties with its eastern neighbours. First, there is the situation regarding the Ukraine. European leaders will most likely veto any deal on free trade as long as former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is not released from prison. Second, there is the situation regarding Armenia, arguably one of the more unfortunate setbacks in the run-up to the summit.

Mar 01, 2013 | News

This is a guest-post from Fredrik M Sjoberg, a Postdoctoral Scholar at Columbia University – The Harriman Institute.

Jan 21, 2013 | News

Elections in the Post-Soviet space are increasingly an European task and responsibility but mostly are leaving everything the way it is. Just take a look on Ukraine. Armenia is also preparing to hold elections in 2013. The European Union is getting ready for surprises but is more prepared after the Ukraine's election in 2012. Perhaps... There are more "sticks" than "carrots" for EU support of EU-Armenian relations. But Russia is offering more "security carrots" than "democracy sticks". But everything depends on Armenia.

Dec 16, 2012 | News

Armenian Activists Protest Prime Minister’s Arrival in California