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The CIA director was sent to Kiev to launch a military suppression of the Russian separatists in the eastern and southern portions of Ukraine, former Russian territories for the most part that were foolishly attached to the Ukraine in the early years of Soviet rule.

FUROR OVER CLAIMS OF TURKISH HAND IN SYRIAN CHEMICAL ATTACK 14.04.2014 FUROR OVER CLAIMS OF TURKISH HAND IN SYRIAN CHEMICAL ATTACK
By Carl Schreck
An acclaimed American journalist has come under fire over his report suggesting Turkey was behind an August 21 chemical weapons attack in Syria that brought the United States to the brink of military action against Damascus.

US WAR PLAN FOR EUROPE AND RUSSIA 10.04.2014 US WAR PLAN FOR EUROPE AND RUSSIA
Finian Cunningham
The US is prepared to plunge Europe into a war with Russia in order for Washington to preserve its hegemony over the transatlantic axis.
The key issues are the prevention of Russia and Europe developing closer trade and political ties - stemming primarily from a vast trade in energy fuels; and, secondly, the survival of the American dollar as the world's reserve currency.

CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS OF CENTERS FOR ARMENIAN STUDIES ABROAD 07.04.2014 CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS OF CENTERS FOR ARMENIAN STUDIES ABROAD
Vahram Hovyan
Centers for Armenian Studies are structures that conduct scientific research and/or higher education activities related to Armenian language, history, culture, politics, as well as generally to Armenia and Armeniancy. There are approximately 70-80 such institutions outside Armenia.

MOSCOW URGES UN SECURITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS SITUATION IN ARMENIAN POPULATED KESSAB 03.04.2014 MOSCOW URGES UN SECURITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS SITUATION IN ARMENIAN POPULATED KESSAB
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges the UN Security Council to discuss the situation in Armenian populated Kessab and give it a principled evaluation. Press department of the Ministry made a statement about this on April 1, 2014, as REGNUM Information Agency reports.

“THE ISLAND OF CRIMEA” THE OTHER WAY AROUND 31.03.2014 “THE ISLAND OF CRIMEA” THE OTHER WAY AROUND
Zara Gevorkyan
Obviously, the question of Crimea caused some active and heated debates in the Armenian society, and it could have not been otherwise. The value-bearing and political concept of self-determination has guided the logic of our historical development in the last quarter century.

ARMENIA AFTER THE VILNIUS SUMMIT: IT IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF THE STRUGGLE FOR “HEARTS AND MINDS” 21.03.2014 ARMENIA AFTER THE VILNIUS SUMMIT: IT IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF THE STRUGGLE FOR “HEARTS AND MINDS”
Sergei Sargsyan
As the February events in the Republic of Moldova (Gagauzia referendum) and Ukraine (ouster of Yanukovych) showed, signing or refusing to sign an EU Association Agreement by itself does not completely take off the table the issue of the direction for foreign political and economic integration for the EU Eastern Partnership countries.

GAS TRANSIT PIPELINE IRAN-ARMENIA: A CHANGE OF DISCOURSE 18.03.2014 GAS TRANSIT PIPELINE IRAN-ARMENIA: A CHANGE OF DISCOURSE
Sevak Sarukhanyan
The political crisis in Ukraine prompted stormy debates in the political analyst circles of Armenia regarding the causes of the crises and resultant potential changes in the world. Unfortunately there is little meaningful analysis for Armenia in terms of the ramifications of a new standoff round between Russia and the West, although such ramifications could be quite palpable.

UKRAINE: THE PRICE OF INTERNAL DIVISION 17.03.2014 UKRAINE: THE PRICE OF INTERNAL DIVISION
By Jack Matlock
With all of the reports coming out of Ukraine, Moscow, Washington, and European capitals, the mutual accusations, the knee-jerk speculation, and—not least—the hysterical language of some observers, bordering on the apocalyptic, it is difficult to keep in mind the long-term implications of what is happening.

OPINION: IGNORE WESTERN HYPOCRISY, PUTIN WILL DO WHAT HE WANTS 13.03.2014 OPINION: IGNORE WESTERN HYPOCRISY, PUTIN WILL DO WHAT HE WANTS
Simon Tisdall
All the self-righteous huffing and puffing in Washington over Ukraine jars on European and especially Russian ears after the multiple U.S.-led invasions and interventions in other people's countries of recent years. It's difficult to say what is more astonishing: the double standards exhibited by the White House, or the apparent total lack of self-awareness of U.S. officials.

OPINION OF THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION DIRECTOR GAGIK HARUTYUNYAN: NO RETURN TO THE PRIOR STATUS OF CRIMEA 11.03.2014 OPINION OF THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION DIRECTOR GAGIK HARUTYUNYAN: NO RETURN TO THE PRIOR STATUS OF CRIMEA
Mr. Harutyunyan, the whole world’s attention today is focused on the events in Ukraine. What do you think about these developments?
Indeed, there are multi-level complicated processes going on in Ukraine. One of the levels is the societal factor.

THE ARMENIAN SCIENTIFIC AND ANALYTICAL COMMUNITY IN THE USA 06.03.2014 THE ARMENIAN SCIENTIFIC AND ANALYTICAL COMMUNITY IN THE USA
Arestakes Simavoryan
Currently the USA is the world leader by the number of “think-tanks”, “intellectual output” and other similar aspects. These structures are unique in terms of their activities and they significantly differ from academic institutions.

HACKER ACTIVITY BETWEEN ARMENIA AND AZERBAIJAN 03.03.2014 HACKER ACTIVITY BETWEEN ARMENIA AND AZERBAIJAN
Samvel Martirosyan
In January 2014 a number of hacker attacks on Armenian and Azerbaijani websites took place. On one hand, it was a part of the series of attacks traditionally launched every January, and on the other hand it was different in terms of some qualitative and quantitative changes.

THE CORRIDOR FOR EXIT OF PEACEFUL POPULATION FROM KHOJALY 25.02.2014 THE CORRIDOR FOR EXIT OF PEACEFUL POPULATION FROM KHOJALY
I.G. Gukasov
Intentional creation of a corridor for exit of peaceful population from Khojaly pursued several objectives. First, showing humanism towards peaceful population and preventing casualties among them would have won their sympathies and demonstrate that we do not fight with peaceful civilians, but rather, with an armed adversary, firing by which forced the Armenians to defend themselves.

THE LIMITS OF TURKEY'S INTEREST RATE HIKE 20.02.2014 THE LIMITS OF TURKEY'S INTEREST RATE HIKE
With a dramatic hike in Turkey's overnight lending rate from 7.75 to 12.5 percent announced on Jan. 28, Turkish Central Bank Gov. Erdem Basci followed through on his earlier promise to use interest rates as a weapon to defend Turkey's currency, the lira.

ARMENIAN POLICY OF REMEMBRANCE IN THE EPOCH OF GLOBALISM 17.02.2014 ARMENIAN POLICY OF REMEMBRANCE IN THE EPOCH OF GLOBALISM
Mihran Dabag
Karl Marx had once noted: “Interest has no memory, for it thinks only of itself” [1]. Whoever does not remember about oneself, thus effectively forgetting historical prerequisites of own actions, may pursue one’s own interest ruthlessly and without any regard to the consequences.

EUROPE'S ROLE IN RESOLVING THE IRANIAN PROBLEM 17.02.2014 EUROPE'S ROLE IN RESOLVING THE IRANIAN PROBLEM
Vladimir Yevseyev
Since 2003, the Iranian nuclear issue constantly attracts the attention of the international community. In fact, it is the most serious challenge to the global regime based on fulfilling the requirements of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

11.02.2014 US MEDIA, POLITICIANS MOBILIZE AGAINST SOCHI OLYMPICS
By Andrea Peters
The Sochi Olympics opened on Friday amid a propaganda onslaught from the US media. Taking its cues from the Obama administration and allied powers in Europe, the American press has sought to sabotage the event and turn it into a humiliation for the regime of President Vladimir Putin.

Seminars and meetings

TOPICAL ISSUES OF EURASIAN INTEGRATION AND ARMENIA 16.04.2014 TOPICAL ISSUES OF EURASIAN INTEGRATION AND ARMENIA
A seminar titled Topical Issues of Eurasian Integration and Armenia took place at the Noravank Foundation on April 14, 2014. Vladimir Lepekhin, General Director of the EurAsEC Institute (Moscow) delivered a keynote speech in the seminar.

MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION 11.04.2014 MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION
On April 11, 2014 a meeting with Sergo Yeritsyan, Head of the State Language Inspectorate under Republic of Armenia Ministry of Education and Science, took place at the Noravank Foundation.

MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION 10.04.2014 MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A meeting with Vasken Yacoubian, Member of the Central Board of Directors, Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), and Hovig Eordekian, Deputy Director of the AGBU Armenia Representation, took place on April 10, 2014 at the Noravank Foundation.

PANEL SESSION OF THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION RESEARCH COUNCIL 08.04.2014 PANEL SESSION OF THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION RESEARCH COUNCIL
A session of the Noravank Foundation Research Council took place on April 4, 2014.

MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION 26.03.2014 MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A meeting with Krzysztof Szczepanik, President of the European Foundation for Studies of the post-Soviet States took place on March 25, 2014 in the Noravank Foundation.

MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION 21.03.2014 MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A meeting with Sergey Porkhachev, Analayst, Center of European and Asian Studies at the Ural State University of Economics (Russia) took place on March 19 in the Noravank Foundation.

20.03.2014 PANEL SESSION OF THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION RESEARCH COUNCIL
Panel session of the Noravank Foundation Research Council was held on March 18, 2014. The agenda included current matters of the Foundation’s activities, including the publishing plans.

SEMINAR AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION 11.03.2014 SEMINAR AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A seminar for discussion of the research project Diaspora Stances on the RoA Geopolitical Orientations took place at the Noravank Foundation on March 7, 2014.

A MEETING WITH C. ATILGAN 11.03.2014 A MEETING WITH C. ATILGAN
Dr. Canan Atilgan, Head of the Regional Program "Political Dialogue: South Caucasus” of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Germany) visited Noravank Foundation on March 7, 2014.

MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION 06.03.2014 MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION
On March 5, 2014 Mr. Seyed Jafar Aghaee Maryan, Third Secretary, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Yerevan visited Noravank Foundation.

MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION 28.02.2014 MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A round-table discussion with Jean-Varoujan Sirapian, Founding President, Institut Tchobanian (the Chobanian Institute) of Paris took place in the Noravank Foundation on February 26, 2014.

MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION 27.02.2014 MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A meeting with Marat Terterov, President and Principal Coordinator of the European Geopolitical Forum took place on February 24, 2014 in the Noravank Foundation.

PANEL SESSION OF THE RESEARCH COUNCIL AND SEMINAR AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION 26.02.2014 PANEL SESSION OF THE RESEARCH COUNCIL AND SEMINAR AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A panel session of the Noravank Foundation research council combined with a seminar took place on February 20, 2014.

MILITARY-POLITICAL SUMMARY OF 2013 17.02.2014 MILITARY-POLITICAL SUMMARY OF 2013
A seminar titled Military-Political Summary of 2013 took place in the Noravank Foundation. S.Sargsyan, Deputy Head of the Noravank Foundation’s Center for Political Studies, presented a report on the subject matter.

MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION 10.02.2014 MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A meeting of Artsakh War veterans with colonels I.G. Gukassov and R.T. Bakhshyan took place at the Noravank Foundation on February 6, 2014.

NORAVANK SCIENTIFIC AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION HOLDS A REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 03.02.2014 NORAVANK SCIENTIFIC AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION HOLDS A REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES
“Noravank” scientific and educational foundation board of trustees held a regular meeting today at the Government office, chaired by Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan.