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Ashot A. Tavadyan
The analysis of sensitivity thresholds of economy enables to identify the critical characteristics of key economic processes of transition from quantity to a new economic quality. The complex investigation of sensitivity thresholds of economy conduces to the identification of their interrelations. Since uncertainty intervals are present in economy, it is possible to present only the interval forecast of sensitivity thresholds.

CHRISTIANITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST 17.11.2014 CHRISTIANITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
The Christian presence in the Middle East has created, throughout centuries, a unique phenomenon which grew on the margins of non-Christian States and among them. It is worth mentioning that the Christian presence was neither incidental nor recent, for its roots date back to the time before Islam had appeared as a religion which later became a vastly expanded State.

HISTORICAL TRUTH AGAINST TURKISH AND AZERBAIJANI FALSIFICATIONS IN INFORMATION WARFARE 13.11.2014 HISTORICAL TRUTH AGAINST TURKISH AND AZERBAIJANI FALSIFICATIONS IN INFORMATION WARFARE
Eduard L. Danielyan
More than five millennia-old ethno-spiritual, political and cultural roots of the Armenian statehood in the Armenian Highland are attested to by the archaeological and architectural monuments, petroglyphs, cuneiform, ancient and medieval written and other historic sources. Historical truth is the backbone and informational defensive shield of the national security of Armenia.

CRIMEA IS JUST ONE EPISODE IN RUSSIA’S LONG GAME IN POST-SOVIET EURASIA 10.11.2014 CRIMEA IS JUST ONE EPISODE IN RUSSIA’S LONG GAME IN POST-SOVIET EURASIA
Simon Saradzhyan
Anyone with good knowledge of post-Soviet neighborhood and time to think things through should have guessed that Russia would have acted to prevent the interim government of Ukraine from decisively anchoring their country to the West.

CORRUPTION  VS. CHRISTIAN ETHICS 06.11.2014 CORRUPTION VS. CHRISTIAN ETHICS
Tigran Babasyan
This article is an integral part of a larger inquiry on the subject drawing on the related fields of knowledge without which it is impossible to identify the ongoing problematics and unknot its intertwined intricacy. However, it tends to dwell more on the two basic issues underlying the subject matter.

THE ARMENIAN STUDIES IN MODERN IRAN 03.11.2014 THE ARMENIAN STUDIES IN MODERN IRAN
Vahram Hovyan
Currently there are three centers of Armenian Studies in Iran, two of which are located in Tehran and one in Isfahan. All three centers are university departments. One of such centers in Tehran is the Chair of Armenian Studies at the University of Tehran, and the other one is the Department of Armenian Language and Literature at the Islamic Azad University of Tehran. The third center is the Isfahan University’s Armenian Studies Department.

 PROPOSALS REGARDING CYBERSECURITY OF ARMENIA 30.10.2014 PROPOSALS REGARDING CYBERSECURITY OF ARMENIA
Samvel Martirosyan
Day to day Armenia becomes more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Until recently various cyber-attacks were viewed simply as curious media-events, while today, when dozens of websites come under hacker attacks, some cases of deeper impacts are seen. For example, a number DDoS attacks in 2013-2014 (perpetrators of which remain unknown to date) resulted in an overall internet disruption in Armenia.

30.10.2014 FOR ANKARA, IS MASSACRE A POLICY OPTION?
by Thierry Meyssan
Is the new alliance between Turkey and France concerned only with economic issues, to wit entry into the European Union, or is it purely political? In this case, must Paris provide cover for Ankara whatever the policy? Does this support go as far as genocide?

THE TROJAN WAR AND THE “PORCELAIN OF PRAGUE”: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS BETWEEN THE CONFLICTS OF CYPRUS, NAGORNO-KARABAKH AND KOSOVO 27.10.2014 THE TROJAN WAR AND THE “PORCELAIN OF PRAGUE”: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS BETWEEN THE CONFLICTS OF CYPRUS, NAGORNO-KARABAKH AND KOSOVO
Yiannos Charalambides
It is obvious and has been proved throughout the history of humanity that the international system has been suffering from the historical, social, political and economic phenomenon of conflicts and wars. This is why the reasons of triggering a war are always pursued in order to work out a formula to prevent conflicts and wars. In attempting to give a short definition, it should be underlined that conflict is a confrontation between one or more entities or states, nations or even persons as in the occasion of divorce.

GLOBAL SYSTEMIC CRISIS – 2015: THE WORLD IS DEFECTING TO THE EAST 20.10.2014 GLOBAL SYSTEMIC CRISIS – 2015: THE WORLD IS DEFECTING TO THE EAST
Two important facts emerge from the past four weeks’ news. First, China is becoming the world’s largest economic power, officially overtaking the US, based on GDP measured in purchasing power terms (IMF figures) of $17.61 trillion (compared to $17.4 trillion for the US). If the official media hasn’t raised the slightest eyebrow to this information, our team believes that it’s an historic event: the US is no longer the world’s largest economic power and, inevitably, that changes everything!

NON-INTERVENTIONISM – THE FORGOTTEN DOCTRINE 16.10.2014 NON-INTERVENTIONISM – THE FORGOTTEN DOCTRINE

A Paper by John Laughland, Director of Studies, Institute of Democracy and Cooperation (Paris), delivered at the 12th Rhodes Forum on September 26, 2014

I would like to draw attention to a specific characteristic of Western-backed regime change as it has been practised in recent years and decades. In nearly all cases, regime change has been accompanied by criminal prosecution of the old regime.

CAN CHINA AND RUSSIA SQUEEZE WASHINGTON OUT OF EURASIA? 13.10.2014 CAN CHINA AND RUSSIA SQUEEZE WASHINGTON OUT OF EURASIA?
By Pepe Escobar, TomDispatch
A specter haunts the fast-aging “New American Century”: the possibility of a future Beijing-Moscow-Berlin strategic trade and commercial alliance. Let’s call it the BMB. Its likelihood is being seriously discussed at the highest levels in Beijing and Moscow, and viewed with interest in Berlin, New Delhi, and Tehran. But don’t mention it inside Washington’s Beltway or at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

NEOLIBERALISM HAS BROUGHT OUT THE WORST IN US 13.10.2014 NEOLIBERALISM HAS BROUGHT OUT THE WORST IN US
by Paul Verhaeghe
We tend to perceive our identities as stable and largely separate from outside forces. But over decades of research and therapeutic practice, I have become convinced that economic change is having a profound effect not only on our values but also on our personalities. Thirty years of neoliberalism, free-market forces and privatisation have taken their toll, as relentless pressure to achieve has become normative.

IDENTITARIAN REDUCTIONISM AND GEOPOLITICAL ANALYSIS 10.10.2014 IDENTITARIAN REDUCTIONISM AND GEOPOLITICAL ANALYSIS
By Tiberio Graziani
Since the revolution led by Khomeini and the involvement of the mujahideen movement in the coeval soviet-afghan war, the study of the relation between religion and geopolitical analysis has led to a renovated interest among researchers and analysts. The two episodes, in fact, in addition to being an important geopolitical event, in some ways a forerunner of incipient disintegration of the bipolar system, has reinstated the religious element in the international dynamics as an essential factor useful for understanding the global scenarios.

HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN AZERBAIJAN TOO BLATANT TO COVER UP 06.10.2014 HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN AZERBAIJAN TOO BLATANT TO COVER UP
Commenting on the West’s reaction to the human rights situation in Azerbaijan, the political analyst Gagik Harutyunyan said he believes that the international community is thus seeking a kind of information pressure against the country.

NEW DEVELOPMENTS AROUND THE ISSUE OF CHURCH PROPERTY RETURN IN TURKEY 02.10.2014 NEW DEVELOPMENTS AROUND THE ISSUE OF CHURCH PROPERTY RETURN IN TURKEY
Vahram Hovyan
The problem of preserving and returning church properties in Turkey seized from Christian minorities is time to time brought into the political agenda. Recently the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee adopted the bill H.R. 4347, a.k.a. Turkey Christian Churches Accountability Act (on June 26, 2014 ordered to be reported unanimous consent), which once again made this issue a discussion subject in public/political and information dimensions.

29.09.2014 INSIGHTS INTO TURKISH DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS DURING AUG. 16TH - SEPT. 15TH 2014
By John VanPool
Key Points:
- New Prime Minister Ahmet Davuglotu announces his cabinet with few surprises, save the re-appointment of economic policy heads Ali Babacan and Mehmet Simsek. The cabinet will continue to carry out its predecessor’s policies, though Turkey’s de facto leader remains President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

GLOBAL CONTEXT 26.09.2014 GLOBAL CONTEXT
“The World War I turned out a momentous event for us, as Genocide took place and we lost Western Armenia. The current processes in aggregate are reminiscent of the WWI”, says Gagik HARUTYUNYAN, Director of Noravank Foundation.

WHO MAKES UP THE "ISLAMIC EMIRATE"? 24.09.2014 WHO MAKES UP THE "ISLAMIC EMIRATE"?
by Thierry Meyssan
While Western public opinion is fed information about the constitution of a purported international coalition to fight against the "Islamic Emirate", the latter changes shape discreetly. Its principal officers are no longer Arab, but Georgian and Chinese. For Thierry Meyssan, this mutation shows that NATO ultimately intends to use the "Islamic Emirate" in Russia and in China. Therefore, both countries must act now against the jihadists before they return to sow chaos in their countries of origin.

THE ARMENIAN ISSUES IN THE AGENDA OF THE THIRD WORLD TURKIC FORUM 18.09.2014 THE ARMENIAN ISSUES IN THE AGENDA OF THE THIRD WORLD TURKIC FORUM
Arestakes Simavoryan
In accordance with its foreign policy strategy, Turkey undertakes measures to unify Turkic countries around its axis, aimed at forming a common agenda not only in the political arena, but also in the areas of culture, education and tourism. The scientific/analytical centers (‘think-tanks’) are involved in these undertakings as well.

THE SPIRITUAL HERITAGE AS A SOURCE OF WISDOM IN THE AGE OF GLOBALISATION 08.09.2014 THE SPIRITUAL HERITAGE AS A SOURCE OF WISDOM IN THE AGE OF GLOBALISATION
A Keynote Speech by Dr.Walter Schwimmer, Former Secretary General of the Council of Europe (1999-2004), Co-Chairman, World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations”, presented at the 12th Annual GCGI International Conference and the 2nd Joint GCGI and SES Forum “The Value of Values: Spiritual Wisdom in Everyday Life”, 31 August-4 September, 2014, Waterperry House, Oxford

Seminars and meetings

ARMENIA AND EAU: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS 17.11.2014 ARMENIA AND EAU: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS
A round table discussion was organized at the Noravank Foundation on November 14, 2014 with participation of politicians, public activists, scientists and researchers from analytical centers.

THE EURASIAN PROSPECTS OF ARMENIA: REGIONAL AND GLOBAL CHALLENGES 17.11.2014 THE EURASIAN PROSPECTS OF ARMENIA: REGIONAL AND GLOBAL CHALLENGES
The Eurasian Prospects of Armenia: Regional and Global Challenges conference took place at the Noravank Foundation on November 14, 2014.

MEETING AT NORAVANK FOUNDATION 13.11.2014 MEETING AT NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A meeting with Jean-Varoujan Sirapian, Founding President, Institut Tchobanian (the Chobanian Institute) of Paris, took place in the Noravank Foundation on November 7, 2014.

THE ASUE AMBERD RESEARCH CENTER AND THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION ARE PARTNERS 06.11.2014 THE ASUE AMBERD RESEARCH CENTER AND THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION ARE PARTNERS
The Amberd Research Center of the Armenian State University of Economics (ASUE) and the Noravank Scientific Educational Foundation are partners.

PANEL SESSION OF THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION RESEARCH COUNCIL 06.11.2014 PANEL SESSION OF THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION RESEARCH COUNCIL
A session of the Noravank Foundation Research Council took place on November 5, 2014. The agenda included the issue of systemizing the accumulated data and developing the databases.

MISTAKES OF THE PAST, PERSPECTIVES OF THE FUTURE 03.11.2014 MISTAKES OF THE PAST, PERSPECTIVES OF THE FUTURE
A round table discussion titled “Mistakes of the Past, perspectives of the Future” took place on October 29, 2014 at the Noravank Foundation. It was organized jointly by Noravank Foundation and National Congress of Western Armenians (NCWA). The round table was dedicated to Armenian-Kurdish relations and their historical roots, modern realities, regional developments, prevention of genocides and other issues.

A MEETING AT NORAVANK FOUNDATION 27.10.2014 A MEETING AT NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A meeting with Vasilije Mančić, President, International Forum for Cultural, Scientific, Geopolitical and Economic Cooperation (Serbia), and Vladimir Rogov, Leader of Slavic Guard (Ukraine) took place on October 22, 2014 at the Noravank Foundation.

A ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON DEMOGRAPHIC PROBLEMS 27.10.2014 A ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON DEMOGRAPHIC PROBLEMS
A round table discussion devoted to demographic problems was held on October 22, 2014 at the Noravank Foundation.

POLITICS OF MEMORY IN THE POST-SOVIET REPUBLICS 20.10.2014 POLITICS OF MEMORY IN THE POST-SOVIET REPUBLICS
An international seminar titled Politics of Memory in the Post-Soviet Republics was held at the Noravank Foundation on October 16, 2014. During the seminar presentations were by delivered historians specializing in 20th century, including Alexander Matinchenko (Ukraine), Alexey Bratochkin (Belarus), Rasa Čepaitienė (Lithuania) and Alex Voronovich (Hungary).

MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION 13.10.2014 MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A meeting with Yiannos Charalambides, Doctor of International Relations and European Studies (Cyprus) took place at the Noravank Foundation on October 9, 2014.

MEETING AT NORAVANK FOUNDATION 08.10.2014 MEETING AT NORAVANK FOUNDATION
On October 7 the Noravank Foundation hosted a meeting with participation of Rev. Dr Paul Haidostian, President of the Haigazian University in Beirut, Dr. Antranik Dakessian Director of Haigazian University Armenian Diaspora Research Center and Rev. Serop Megerditchian, Pastor of the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church of Aleppo-Syria.

MEETING AT NORAVANK FOUNDATION 02.10.2014 MEETING AT NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A meeting with Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga, Senior Fellow, Russian Department of the Centre for Eastern Studies (Poland) took place at the Noravank Foundation on September 26, 2014.

MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION 26.09.2014 MEETING AT THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A meeting with Krzysztof Szczepanik, President of the European Foundation for Studies of the post-Soviet States (Poland) took place on September 23, 2014 in the Noravank Foundation.

ARMENIAN COMMUNITIES OF THE MIDDLE EAST: PROSPECTS AND STRATEGY 26.09.2014 ARMENIAN COMMUNITIES OF THE MIDDLE EAST: PROSPECTS AND STRATEGY
Rev. Dr Paul Haidostian, President of the Haigazian University in Beirut, visited Noravank Foundation on September 18, 2014. During the meeting the prospects of cooperation between Noravank Foundation and Haigazian University were discussed.

TOPICAL ISSUES OF EURASIAN INTEGRATION 18.09.2014 TOPICAL ISSUES OF EURASIAN INTEGRATION
Round table discussions on Topical Issues of Eurasian Integration took place at the Noravank Foundation on September 18, 2014 with participation of Alexander Sytin, leading researcher of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS), doctor of historic science and Alexander Shpakovski, manager of the analytical project Citadel (Republic of Belarus).

A MEETING WITH MR.WILLIAM LAHUE 17.09.2014 A MEETING WITH MR.WILLIAM LAHUE
A meeting with Mr.William Lahue, NATO/PFP Liaison Officer in South Caucasus, took place at Noravank Foundation on September 17, 2014.

THE CURRENT ROLE OF HISTORIOGRAPHY AND THE ISSUES OF  INFORMATION SECURITY 08.09.2014 THE CURRENT ROLE OF HISTORIOGRAPHY AND THE ISSUES OF INFORMATION SECURITY
A seminar titled The Current Role of Historiography and the Issues of Information Security was conducted on September 3, 2014 at the Noravank Foundation. The seminar was attended by Noravank Foundation experts and leading specialists of the country.

FINAL LECTURES OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL “ARMENIA AND ARMENIANCY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES” 14.07.2014 FINAL LECTURES OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL “ARMENIA AND ARMENIANCY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES”
On July 9, 2014 the last three lectures of the summer school “Armenia and Armeniancy: Challenges and Opportunities” took place in the Noravank Foundation.

MEETING AT NORAVANK FOUNDATION 03.07.2014 MEETING AT NORAVANK FOUNDATION
A delegation of Gorchakov Fund, Russian International Affairs Council and Institute of CIS Countries visited Noravank Foundation on July 2, 2014.