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"Almost two years have passed since the Velvet Revolution in Armenia. Armenia has been concentrating power in the hands of a new ruling class, which retains popularity and political legitimation, but is it now willing to implement systemic change? At the two-year anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, the focus should be on institutional reform to diminish the system’s winner-takes-all tendency", - Caucasus Institute director Alexander Iskandaryan's new policy memo on "Post-Revolution Armenia: New Generation, Old Problems" has been published by PONARS Eurasia.

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Tea Party at the CI

"Does society affected by conflict need democratization? What constraints do such societies face in their social, political and economic lives? What are the latest trends in the society of Nagorno-Karabakh and what are the prospects for change?"

These and other questions related to conflict societies in general and Nagorno-Karabakh in particular were raised and discussed during the Tea Party at the Caucasus Institute on December 11, 2019.

The special guests of the event were Faye Minshall and Justina Demetriades from the Gender and Conflict team at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

The discussions are held in the framework of a project on Building Capacity for Societal Engagement in Nagorno-Karabakh implemented by the Caucasus Institute in partnership with Armavir Development Centre, Civil Society Institute and INTRA Mental Health Centre.

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Blog Post: A COBBLER

While walking to work every morning on Alec Manukyan street, I see a man in an electric wheelchair crossing the road faster than the cars at rush hour on the way to his little cobbler’s workshop, which is little more than a kiosk. This man is 63-year-old Edik Abrahamyan, who suffered a spinal injury in the Madagհis region during the Artsakh war and has been in a wheelchair for the past 27 years...

The post was prepared in the framework of a project on Building Capacity for Societal Engagement in Nagorno-Karabakh implemented by the Caucasus Institute in partnership with Armavir Development Centre, Civil Society Institute and INTRA Mental Health Centre.

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