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Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki
Local elections were held in Georgia on 2 October. According to unofficial nationwide results, they were won by the ruling Georgian Dream/Democratic Georgia (GD) party, which obtained 46.7% of the votes. The United National Movement (UNM)…
Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki
On 20 June, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's Civil Contract party won the early parliamentary elections in Armenia. According to complete, albeit unofficial, data, it won 53.9% of the vote, enabling it to form a government on its own.
Analyses | | OSW team
On 24 April US President Joe Biden issued a statement in which for the first time he officially employed the term “genocide” in regard to the mass killings of the Armenian community (1915) on the territory of the Ottoman Empire (present-…
Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki, Krzysztof Strachota
The autumn defeat in the war with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh triggered a deep political crisis in Armenia. It became a catalyst for the consolidation of the opposition, who are trying to force Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to resign…
Analyses | | Mariusz Marszewski
On 10 January early presidential elections combined with a referendum on the state’s political system (presidential vs. parliamentary) were held in Kyrgyzstan. According to information provided by the Central Election Commission, Sadyr…
Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki
On the night of 9-10 November, the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, and the presidents of Azerbaijan and Russia, Ilham Aliyev and Vladimir Putin, signed a statement suspending fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.…
Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki
After the spectacular successes achieved by Azerbaijani forces last week (including cutting off the Karabakh para-state from the border with Iran; see map), the intensity of the fighting has weakened in recent days. At present it is…
Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło
In his speech at the annual meeting of the Valdai discussion club on 22 October, Russian President Vladimir Putin outlined Russia’s position on the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. He stressed that Russia has ‘special’ relations not only with…
Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki
The ceasefire between the Armenian and Azerbaijani forces announced on 17 October, after telephone consultations among the foreign ministers of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, has already ended in failure.
Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło, Wojciech Górecki
Following talks in Moscow lasting ten hours between the foreign ministers of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, overnight on the 9-10 October, the head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, announced that the parties had reached an agreement…