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21.04.2016 TOWARD A GLOBAL REALIGNMENT
Zbigniew Brzezinski
As its era of global dominance ends, the United States needs to take the lead in realigning the global power architecture.
Five basic verities regarding the emerging redistribution of global political power and the violent political awakening in the Middle East are signaling the coming of a new global realignment.

14.04.2016 WILL PRESIDENT ERDOĞAN SUCCEED IN DEPRIVING 5 MILLION TURKS OF THEIR NATIONALITY?
by Thierry Meyssan
As they evolve. President Erdoğan’s declarations stray more and more from universal values. While in the West, people are beginning to emit feeble criticisms of the so-called "authoritarian drift" of Ankara, Thierry Meyssan continues his narration of the establishment of a dictatorship based on the supremacy of Turkish ethnicity and "Islamic values".

12.04.2016 DRONES – HOW THEY WORK AND THEIR FUTURE
By Wilhelm Cashen, Chairman of Tesla Foundation Group
And Naira Hovakimyan, Ph.D., Professor, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign

The presentation will give a historical overview of flight control technology from its inception till its maturation. Parallel developments in aerial robotics will be reviewed from the perspective of aerospace industry standards, prioritizing safety, resilience and reliability of operations.

08.04.2016 MEDIA CONFRONTATION BETWEEN ARMENIAN AND AZERBAIJANI FORCES
Samvel Martirosyan
From the very first day of its occurrence, the confrontation in Karabakh included an information component. Both sides resorted to different methods of propaganda. At first it had been done spontaneously, at the instincts’ level. Later, after the war, in the Internet development period, all that turned into development of partisan groups of cyber-activists, waging noble wars within the boundlessness of forums.

07.04.2016 ARMENIANS SHOULD DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO ENSURE THIS IS THE LAST AZERI ATTACK
By Harut Sassounian
This was not a surprise attack! For many years, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has had the nasty habit of launching military attacks on the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh whenever international peace talks or Summit Meetings were being held. Even a casual observer of this long-running conflict could have guessed that Azerbaijan would launch yet another attack during last weekend’s Nuclear Security Summit hosted by Pres. Obama and attended by 50 heads of state, including Presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey.

06.04.2016 SAMVEL MARTIROSYAN: WHY AZERBAIJANI MEDIA STAYED SILENT
2 april 2016
Today Armenia woke up to news of armed conflict on the full length of the Armenian- Azerbaijani Contact Line but the Azerbaijani media atypically remained silent for much of the morning. Media specialist Samvel Martirosyan explains why and warns against fake sources of information.

04.04.2016 THE MOTIVE FOR THE ATTACKS IN PARIS AND BRUSSELS
by Thierry Meyssan
We don’t yet know who ordered the attacks in Paris and Brussels. Several potential leads have been mentioned, but only the hypothesis of an operation decided by Turkey has any serious backing. Thierry Meyssan describes the secret conflict which, for the last five years, has haunted the relations between the Europan Union, France and Turkey.

31.03.2016 KURDS FEDERALISM HERALDS NEW CARVE UP OF THE MIDDLE EAST
When the great powers divided the Middle East in the aftermath of the First World War, there was little consideration for the sectarian, ethnographic and tribal make-up of the new nation-states they were creating. Previously part of the Ottoman Empire, the region’s diverse people had existed relatively harmoniously for centuries.

30.03.2016 A TALE OF TWO CITIES IN ALEPPO: RUBBLE ON ONE SIDE, PACKED RESTAURANTS ON THE OTHER
ALEPPO, Syria — Five years of conflict have torn Syria apart. And nowhere is that more stark than in its most populous city, Aleppo, where front lines carve through neighborhoods and slice it in two. It is a city of sharply contrasting halves, and one side clearly appears to have the upper hand.

Facts and Events

05.04.2016 A NEW SYSTEM FOR MANIPULATING INFORMATION IS CREATED
President Obama has decided to replace the «Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications», created in 2011, by a «Global Engagement Center». To that end, on the 14th March 2016, he signed a secret decree – but a copy is already in circulation (see document below).

04.04.2016 THE WPF PRESIDENCY ON THE ESCALATION IN NAGORNO-KARABAKH
The Presidency of the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” deplores that the cease-fire between the parties of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the Southern Caucasus has been seriously violated once more. It is the deep conviction of the members of the WPF Presidency – Founding President Vladimir Yakunin, Professor at Notre Dame University Fred Dallmayr, former Austrian Federal Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer and former Secretary General of the Council of Europe Walter Schwimmer – that there is no military solution for the more than 25 years old conflict.

17.03.2016 THINK TANKS IN CIS COUNTRIES AND GEORGIA
The report titled “Think Tanks in CIS Countries and Georgia: Structure, Objectives and Main Development Trends” was included in the Issue 1 for 2016 of the National Strategy Issues scientific journal published by Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS).

16.03.2016 A EUROPE OF DIASPORAS CONFERENCE
On May 2, the European Parliament will host a conference entitled "A Europe of Diasporas". This conference concludes a year of exchange and coalition-building between organizations, academics and activists connected with the Jewish, Roma, Armenian and Assyrian diasporas in Europe.

15.03.2016 ARMENIANS LIVING IN IRAQI KURDISTAN WEAPONS TO PROTECT THEIR HOMES, THE FAITH AND THE RIGHT TO LIVE
Last time, there is little information in the region of Iraqi Kurdistan, where Armenians live. It seems that these people, who were seriously under the former Iraqi leadership position in the country, has disappeared from the earth.

14.03.2016 GAGIK HARUTYUNYAN: RESULTS OF CEASEFIRE IN SYRIA ARE NOTICEABLE
The ceasefire agreement in Syria is very effectively implemented, the results are noticeable. The director of "Noravank" ReasearchEducational Foundation Gagik Harutyunyan said at the press conference in “Armenpress”.

14.03.2016 THE ARMENIAN COMMUNITY OF CHINA ELECTS A NEW PRESIDENT
On March 6, 2016, the Armenian Community of China, commonly known as ChinaHay, elected Mr. Mher Sahakyan as its new President, after its first President, Mr. Henri Arslanian, completed his maximum two-year term.

22.02.2016 THE ARMENIAN COMMUNITY OF JERUSALEM: CHALLENGES AND REALITIES
The Armenians of Jerusalem form one of the oldest Armenian communities outside of Armenia. The Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem may be one of the most “Armenian” places in the world, too.

Seminars and meetings

22.04.2016 THE ESTABLISHMENT PROCESS OF THINK TANKS IN ARMENIA
THE ESTABLISHMENT PROCESS OF THINK TANKS IN ARMENIA A seminar titled The Establishment Process of Think Tanks in Armenia took place at Noravank Foundation on April 20, 2016.

14.04.2016 NORAVANK FOUNDATION AND ANALYTIC COMMUNITY OF ARMENIA IN THE PROCESSES OF EURASIAN INTEGRATION
NORAVANK FOUNDATION AND ANALYTIC COMMUNITY OF ARMENIA IN THE PROCESSES OF EURASIAN INTEGRATION Within the framework of Noravank Foundation’s Educational Projects, a seminar titled Noravank Foundation and Analytic Community of Armenia in the Processes of Eurasian Integration took place on April 13, 2016. The event was attended by Master’s degree first year Political Science students of the Yerevan State University’s Faculty of International Relations and experts of Noravank Foundation.

13.04.2016 ISSUES OF THE REGIONAL SECURITY IN THE CONTEXT OF EURASIAN INTEGRATION
ISSUES OF THE REGIONAL SECURITY IN THE CONTEXT OF EURASIAN INTEGRATION A conference titled Issues of the Regional Security in the Context of Eurasian Integration was jointly organized by the Noravank Foundation and Eurasian Expert Group. The Foundation’s experts, invited specialists and reporters took part in the event.

12.04.2016 PANEL SESSION OF THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION RESEARCH COUNCIL
PANEL SESSION OF THE NORAVANK FOUNDATION RESEARCH COUNCIL Panel session of the Noravank Foundation Research Council took place on April 7, 2016. The agenda included discussion of the English-Russian-Armenian Encyclopedic Dictionary of Information Security authored by E.A. Ghazaryan, 2016 first quarter reports of the Noravank Foundation’s Centres and Research Council, and organizational matters.