President Vladimir Putin

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, when Armenia became independent, it considered its borders to be secure as a result of its military alliance with Russia. And Moscow, indeed, inspired confidence in its allies in the “near[...]

Make no mistake: Armenia is facing a real existential threat. The 44-day war has not ended yet. At best, a tenuous ceasefire is in place, as defined by the November 8 tripartite declaration. Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenian officials accused Azerbaijan on Friday, April 9, of reneging on a pledge to free Armenian soldiers and civilians remaining in Azerbaijani captivity five months after a Russian-brokered ceasefire stopped the[...]

The flight arriving from Baku to Yerevan on April 8 was expected to be laden with hope for the families of Armenian prisoners of war who are still held captive in Azerbaijan. But those families had to face a huge disappointment as no[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenia on February 23 again accused Azerbaijan of “artificially” delaying the release of Armenian soldiers and civilians remaining in Azerbaijani captivity more than three months after a Russian-brokered ceasefire[...]

There is a tug-of-war between Moscow and Ankara, and Armenia is caught in-between the two. The 44-day war was necessary for Russia to return its military force back in Azerbaijan. It was also necessary for Turkey to deliver a victory to[...]

MOSCOW (Combined Sources) — Following talks in the Kremlin on Monday, January 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a joint statement on the[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has announced plans to further deepen Armenia’s relations with Russia, saying that his country needs “new security guarantees” after the recent war in Nagorno-Karabakh. “The very[...]

After 44 days of intensive warfare, exacting tremendous human as well as territorial losses, finally a tenuous peace has been restored in Armenia and Karabakh. Peacetime recovery for Armenia is as perilous as the war had been. There is a[...]

The defeat of the 44-day war against Azerbaijan and Turkey has brought with it despair and confusion to Armenia, in addition, predictably, to political instability. The war not only cost the loss of much of Karabakh’s territory, but also[...]