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· August, 2008

Stories about Armenia from August, 2008

Georgia: Security in the Caucasus

Security in the Caucasus, a new blog established by a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics currently undertaking field work in the region, says that the recent conflict...

Armenia: Opposition Truce

Unzipped commends the opposition in Armenia for deciding to postpone planned street protests and other political actions ahead of next week's historic football match with Turkey in Yerevan. The move...

Georgia: Armenian Opposition Leader Claims Genocide

Archuk's blog criticizes the first president of the Republic of Armenia and radical opposition leader, Levon Ter-Petrossian, for claiming that the Russian invasion of Georgia was justifiable in order to...

Georgia: Russian Parliament Recognizes Abkhazia, South Ossetia

Unzipped comments on news that the Russian parliament has voted to recognize the independence of the breakway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in Georgia. The Armenian blog says that...

Georgia: Students Protest Outside Russian Embassy

My The Caucasian Knot comments on news that Georgian students protested outside the Russian Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia… and have apparently been asked to leave the country.

Georgia: Armenian Involvement Denied

Regional Reporters [RU] says that the Georgian authorities have refuted information spread by some regional and international news outlets that Russian jets which bombed Georgia flew into the country from...

Georgia: Armenia Über Alles

My The Caucasian Knot comments on what appears to be the prevalent view of many Armenians supporting Russia in its military action against Georgia, but which at times borders on...

Georgia: Armenian Tourist Evacuation

Regional Reporters [RU] reports that 1,200 Armenian tourists vacationing in the Black Sea resorts of Batumi and Kobuleti have been evacuated from Georgia. However, the blog notes, not all Armenian...

Georgia: Armenian Economic Concerns

The Armenian Economist comments on the military confrontation between Georgia and Russia noting that 96 percent of Armenia's trade goes via its northern neighbor. The blog says that Armenia will...

South Ossetia: What's next, Nagorno-Karabach or Nakhchivan?

Michael J. Totten draws a parallel between the Russian-Georgian conflict in South Ossetia and Abchazia with the potential for resumed Azeri-Armenian conflicts over Nagorno-Karabach or Nakchivan.

Georgia: Armenians Evacuated

Unzipped says that 150 Armenian citizens in the Georgian resort towns of Batumi and Kobuleti are being evacuated from the country as military conflict with Russia intensifies. The blog also...

Georgia: Saakashvili's Miscalculation

The Armenian Observer says that the latest military confrontation between Russia and Georgia was a miscalculation by the Georgian president, Mikhail Saakashvili. The blog also says that with a defacto...

Armenia: Beijing Olympic Team

The Armenian Observer reports on the 25 Armenian athletes who are taking part in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Armenia: Lesbian Environmentalists

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on Russian media reports that a recent exhibition organized by Armenian lesbians in Yerevan focused on environmental issues.

Armenia: Oil, Genocide and Obama

Voices Without Votes takes a look at why many Armenians at home and abroad support U.S. Presidential Election Democratic Party Candidate Barack Obama and how Azerbaijanis and Turks are responding...

Armenia: Blogger Interviews Acting U.S. Ambassador

Blogian interviews the acting U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, Chargé d’Affaires Joseph Pennington. In an extended entry, the blog details some of the main points from the interview which includes reference...

Armenia: Turkish Football Fans

Ahead of September's historic football match between estranged neighbors Armenia and Turkey, Unzipped comments on rumors circulating in Yerevan that as many as 10,000 Turkish football fans might descend on...

Armenia: Corruption

The Armenian Observer commends the new prime minister, former Central Bank Chairperson Tigran Sargsyan, for what appears to be genuine efforts to combat some of the corruption that has infested...

Armenia: New Transgender Blog

As the LGBT community in both Armenia and the Diaspora continue to adopt blogs in order to communicate in what otherwise remains a media vacuum, Unzipped: Gay Armenia announces the...

Armenia: Minority Education

Armenia: Higher Education & Sciences comments on a program to develop leadership skills among the country's ethnic minorities. Although not a specific area of focus of the specialist blog, it...

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