All Blog Posts Tagged 'Armenia' (32)

January 2014 Review

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during January, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:


Added by TransConflict on February 3, 2014 at 8:02am — No Comments

Host Families Desperately Needed for Armenian-Turkish Peacebuilding Program


Volunteer to Host a Pair of Armenian and Turkish Change-makers!


HasNa will be bringing over 12 young change-makers from Turkey and Armenia for an innovative peacebuilding and professional development program this October -…


Added by Aaron Karako on September 12, 2012 at 9:10am — No Comments

Host Families Needed for Armenian-Turkish Peacebuilding Program

Open Your Home - Make a Personal Contribution to Peace!

Volunteer to Host Young Change-Makers from Armenia and Turkey



Added by Aaron Karako on June 27, 2012 at 12:19pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... March 3rd-10th, 2012.

  • The European Union pulled a TV ad from circulation and apologized after many considered it racist. The ad featured several non-Western martial artists who confront a white brunette (symbolizing Europe) with weaponry and ends with her surrounding them.
  • President Lukashenka of Belarus…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 11, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict… February 25th-March 3, 2012.

  • European Union leaders confirmed that Herman Van Rompuy will serve a second term as President of the European Council on Thursday. Van Rompuy has served as the President since December 2009.
  • A remote-controlled bomb injured 15 police officers and…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 3, 2012 at 12:03pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... January 25th-February 4th, 2012.

  • The Council of Europe Commission for Human Rights warned this week of rising racism and xenophobia in Europe amid the current economic crisis, with austerity budgets undermining social rights and putting vulnerable groups at greater risk.  On Wednesday, British PM Cameron…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 5, 2012 at 3:32pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... December 11th-17th, 2011.

  • The EU is set to restrict the sale of the main active substances needed for lethal injections to the United States. By Friday, the export of sodium thiopental will only be possible with special permission.
  • French President Sarkozy said that there are now clearly “two Europes”…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 18, 2011 at 7:16pm — No Comments

HasNa's DC Premiere of Award-Winning Turkish Film Cogunluk

Please join HasNa on November 13 at 8:00 p.m. at the Avalon Theater for the special Washington, DC premiere of the international award-winning film Cogunluk (Majority).

Cogunluk is the remarkable story of a young man's journey navigating the fault lines of family relationships, social norms, love, and the expectations of "the majority". The film daringly approaches the most critical topics in contemporary Turkish society…


Added by Aaron Karako on October 4, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Conflict Voices is now


Ahead of the Kazan meeting between the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents, although it's by no means clear what will happen (and when) even if the Basic Principles are signed, Conflict Voices is now Please update your…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on June 23, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

The novelty, noise, and problem with Twitter: An example from Azerbaijan

Channel 4 anchorman Jon Snow leading the Amnesty International UK campaign

in support of Azerbaijani journalist and prisoner of conscience Eynulla Fatullayev

In a previous post I praised the use of Twitter in…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on May 28, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Eurovision: An unlikely opportunity for improving Armenia-Azerbaijan relations?


The opportunity for improving relations between countries sometimes come in unlikely forms. In 2008 the process of Armenia-Turkey rapprochement was literally kick-started by a World Cup qualifier held in Yerevan, but even if the anticipated outcome of establishing…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on May 20, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Narrative of Peace necessary in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict


Caucasus Conflict Voices is a voluntary grassroots initiative to amplify alternative views on the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh. Thursday 12th May will…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on May 11, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

International Mine Awareness Day

Despite the warning signs, villagers in the territory outside of Karabakh under the control of

Armenian forces still continue to risk life and limb. / Photo by Onnik Krikorian


Today marks International Mine Awareness…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on April 4, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

2nd Turkish Film Festival held in Armenia's third largest city


Next month marks the 96th anniversary of the deportation and massacre of up to 1.5 million ethnic Armenians living in Ottoman Turkey. Considered by many academics and recognized by over 20 countries as Genocide, although Turkey denies…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on April 2, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Novruz Bayramı -- Back from Georgia

Ethnic Azeri Novruz, Marneuli, Georgia © Onnik Krikorian 2011


I've just returned from a few days in Georgia where I once again visited the ethnic Armenian-Azeri co-inhabited village of Tsopi as part of continuing …


Added by Onnik Krikorian on March 24, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Armenia-Azerbaijan peacebuilding kicks off in Tekali, Georgia

Tekali, Georgia © Onnik Krikorian 2011


The roads have seen better days and probably so too have the villagers, but if plans to establish a regional peacebuilding center in the small ethnic Azeri village of Tekali (Tekalo) come to fruition (See…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on March 17, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

International Hrant Dink Award: Call for Nominations


As I've just received an email from the Hrant Dink Memorial Foundation to spread information about this year's Hrant Dink International Award through the Global Voices network, it also seems appropriate to spread through this one as well. Hrant Dink, a Turkish citizen of…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on March 4, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Exposing networks on Facebook: An example from the Caucasus

Recent events in the Middle East and North Africa have highlighted the potential use of online social networks for activism, but they have also added weight to personal and security concerns. In a recent interview with Radio Free Europe, for example, Evgeny Morozov even argues that internal security agencies might actually welcome the use of Facebook precisely because whole…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on March 2, 2011 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

In praise of Twitter Diplomacy

At the beginning of last year, Transitions Online (TOL) published an article of mine as part of a small project documenting positive examples of ethnic Armenian-Azeri coexistence in Georgia. Ironically, even though Facebook had been the main focus of the article, TOL decided to publish it under the…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on February 20, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

International Crisis Group: Concerns emerging over a new Armenia-Azerbaijan war

16.7 kilometers south of Lachin, Armenian-controlled Azerbaijan. Photo © Onnik Krikorian 2006

While it didn't come as much of a surprise, the latest report from the International Crisis Group (ICG) makes…

Added by Onnik Krikorian on February 8, 2011 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

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