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U.S, National Security Advisor John Bolton during his meeting with Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan on Oct. 25, 2018

With Bolton’s Visit, U.S. Reasserts its Heavy Hand on Armenia

With Bolton’s Visit, U.S. Reasserts its Heavy Hand on Armenia

Not since the failed and dangerous Turkey-Armenia Protocols has the United States been so keen on pressuring Armenia to adapt to American priorities in the region.

Raffi Bedrosyan

Hostages as State Policy

The use of hostages is a normal state of affairs in Turkish politics. Other recent examples include the arrest of a German journalist of Turkish descent, used as a hostage to secure the return of several Turkish military officers who had sought asylum in Germany.

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