The American bi-monthly international affairs magazine National Interest has published prominent Caucasus expert Sergey Markedonov’s commentary on Armenia’s upcoming presidential elections. Continue reading “Commentary: Armenia’s Looming Elections Look to Be “Symbolic””
Average monthly wage in Armenia is more than 3 times less than the global average, which is estimated to be equal to $1,480 a month according to the study published last year by the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO). Furthermore, the average wage in Armenia is the lowest among the three Caucasian states.
“Armenia has a class of “30-something” technocrats, whose western education and global outlook means they are less rooted in the Soviet mentality than their elders. That bodes well for the future,” The Economist writes in a blog-post about Armenia published this week. Continue reading “The Economist says Armenia is “in the vice””
Here’s a rather simplistic video dispatch by STRATFOR, a US based company which provides “analysis and insights into political, economic, and military developments”. Continue reading “The Significance of the Caucasus”
The CRRC have published the results of their “2009 Caucasus Barometer” survey, which polled respondents in all three Caucasus countries about whether they approve of friendship with various other nationalities. Continue reading “South Caucasus: Everyone Likes Russians?”