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Another World is Possible: An Interview with Khatchik DerGhougassian

In an exclusive interview with Haytoug, Khatchik DerGhougassian, a professor of International Relations at the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina, discusses the social, economic and political challenges plauging the 21st century and, with a focus on Armenia, outlines the potential for progressive movements to change the status quo, both locally and globally.

Turkey Encouraging Domestic Protests Against Open Borders, Says Hovannesian

The Turkish government is encouraging domestic demonstrations against the opening of its border with Armenia to influence Western opinion in favor of preconditions Ankara and Baku have placed on Yerevan, a leader of the Armenian Revolution Federation said Friday, Yerkir reported.

Baku Faces Ultimatum, Must Renounce Military Option, Says ARF Leader

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Azerbaijan must now sign a legal document pledging it will not resort to military force in seeking a resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, a leading member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation said on Monday. Negotiations to resolve the conflict can bear fruit and promote peace only when Azerbaijan signs a legal document with

Compromise on Karabakh Unacceptable, Says ARF Deputy

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Ceding even a centimeter of territory from Karabakh in the negotiations process is unacceptable, Armenian Revolutionary Federation Parliamentary faction member Ara Nranyan told reporters during a press conference on Friday. "It is inadmissible, he said, warning that such a large compromise would result in a total loss where Karabakh would “lose everything.” Making

Senior MP Opposed to Student Draft

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Artur Aghabekian, a retired army general who chairs the Armenian parliament’s committee on defense and security, on Tuesday spoke out against government plans to abolish temporary exemptions from military service enjoyed by university students. Armenian law allows draft-age men enrolled in state-run universities to perform the two-year compulsory service after completing their undergraduate and/or