Onnik Krikorian · August, 2008

Onnik Krikorian is a British journalist and photojournalist who has been resident in the Republic of Armenia since 1998. He also works extensively in Georgia and until moving to Armenia worked on the Kurds in Turkey since 1997 and the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh since 1994.
He has worked contracts at The Bristol Evening Post, The Independent, and The Economist in the U.K., and his articles and photographs have been published by The Los Angeles Times, New Internationalist, The Scotsman, Transitions Online, Middle East Insight, Oneworld.net, EurasiaNet, The Institute for War & Peace Reporting, New York University Press, UNICEF, and Amnesty International, among others.

Krikorian also regularly fixes for Al Jazeera English, the BBC and The Wall Street Journal. He maintains a blog from Armenia and the South Caucasus at http://blog.oneworld.am and also posts for the London-based Frontline Club at http://frontlineclub.com/blogs/onnikkrikorian.

Last year he started a personal project using new and social media in order to assist in Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict resolution at http://www.oneworld.am/diversity/. He also regularly presents on this topic at conferences worldwide. His personal web site is at http://www.oneworld.am.

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Latest posts by Onnik Krikorian from August, 2008

Georgia: Russian Withdrawal

  24 August 2008

Registan questions the sincerity of the Russian withdrawal of combat troops from Georgia. The blog says that Russia is clearly delighted by the impotence of the U.S. and NATO during the war with Geogia over South Ossetia, but says that Moscow is also unable to find a permanent solution to...

Georgia: Economic Fallout

  24 August 2008

Regional Reporters [RU] reports on the economic consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia. The blog says that with the damage to civilian infrastructure in Georgia estimated at $1 billion, experts from the World Bank will visit the country to assess what needs to be done...

Georgia: Gori Bombing, Refugee Situation Update

  13 August 2008

Regional Reporters [RU] posts photos of the aftermath of a Russian air raid on the Georgian town of Gori while also posting others of shell-shocked residents. The blog also reports that Russian soldiers attacked the local church and that the Human Rights Ombudsperson of the Republic of Georgia has visited...

Georgia: Zugdidi

  13 August 2008

Following news of the occupation of the Georgian town of Zugdidi, Uncornered Market remembers its stay there and one of its residents who the blog says has probably fled.

Georgia: U.S. Impotent

  12 August 2008

Blogger Interrupted comments on the latest developments in Georgia and says that the U.S. can now be seen to be impotent in the face of a Russian invasion. The blog also argues the case for an Obama presidency in light of the apparent failure of U.S. foreign policy.

Georgia: Armenian Involvement Denied

  11 August 2008

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 bases in Armenia.

Georgia: Armenia Über Alles

  11 August 2008

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 the extreme.

Russia: Puppet President

  11 August 2008

Registan says that while the military conflict with Russia in Georgia appears to be going Moscow’s way, things are not all as they might first appear. In particular, the blog says, the South Ossetia crisis has exposed the farce that is Russian democracy.

Georgia: Armenian Tourist Evacuation

  11 August 2008

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 tourists decided to leave.

Georgia: Regime Change

  11 August 2008

With Russian forces reported to be engaged in military action inside Georgia proper, Wu Wei says that Moscow now appears to be seeking the removal of the Georgian president, Mikhail Saakashvili, from power. The blog sarcastically remarks that the return of Saakashvili's predecessor, Eduard Shevardnadze, might suit Russian interests in...

Georgia: Kutaisi Protest

  10 August 2008

Regional Reporters [RU] says that despite an air raid on Kutaisi which has meant local residents no longer gather in the city center, parks and markets of Georgia's second largest city, thousands turned out to attend a protest action against Russia's military action.

Georgia: Peace Corps Evacuation

  10 August 2008

With the evacuation of foreign citizens in Georgia now underway, B & C Go To Georgia reports that Peace Corps Volunteers are being moved and might be evacuated to Armenia [Note: Some PCVs are already being evacuated]. Meanwhile, Sound and Fury says that it is concerned about the local girlfriend...

Georgia: Armenian Economic Concerns

  10 August 2008

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 suffer as a result and concludes that it is now effectively blockaded on all sides.

Georgia: Stop Russian Aggression

  10 August 2008

Writing on the newly renamed Peace in Georgia, Diana Chachua calls for immediate action from the international community. The blogger says that if the European Union and NATO tolerates Russian military action in Georgia “your country can be next.”

Georgia: Russian Roulette

  10 August 2008

With the Georgian government reporting that Tbilisi International Airport has been bombed and that 6,000 Russian troops have entered its territory along with a further 4,000 landing in Abkhazia, A Fistful of Euros says that Moscow was well prepared for a conflict over South Ossetia. Indeed, the blog asks, was...

Georgia: U.S. Complicity?

  10 August 2008

A Fistful of Euros comments on speculation that the United States might have effectively given Georgia the green light for military operations in South Ossetia. If so, the blog says, such a move was “one of the most indefensible things the Bush Administration has done in the last few years.”

Georgia: Protest Photos

  10 August 2008

Regional Reporters [RU] posts photographs of protests in Tbilisi protesting Russian military action in Georgia. The photographs can be found in two separate posts here and here.

Georgia: Calmness in Gori

  10 August 2008

Regional Reporters [RU] reports that calmness has descended on the Georgian town of Gori following bombing raids by Russian jets. However, the blog says that bread is in short supply and some shops have none at all.

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