It has been twenty years since the Minsk Group was established within the framework of the OSCE to mediate a resolution of the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. The group was supposed to prepare the way for the convening of a full conference in Minsk to help bring the conflict to a final resolution. But twenty years […]Read more
Armenian Elections: International Monitors look at the bright side, leaving the Armenians to deal with the dark side.
Most of the international observers who monitored the 6 May Parliamentary elections in Armenia decided in their preliminary findings to focus on the bright side of the process, although the more serious ones also highlighted serious problems and shortcomings. Their reports paint a confused picture which reflects a flawed, but improved electoral process, and which […]Read more
As Armenians make their way to cast their votes in what has been described as perhaps the most important election in the history of modern Armenia they will be watched by 647 international and 31,451 domestic observers, who have been accredited by the country’s Central Election Commission, and who will observe polling at all the […]Read more