RIMMER: Armenia Genocide recognition – better late than never?

Julian Rimmer in London April 26, 2021

The US recognition of the Armenian Genocide was more than 100 years coming, but it runs the risk of looking more like realpolitik than a sincere gesture.

Erdogan treads carefully as Biden recognises Armenian genocide

bne IntelIiNews April 24, 2021

Massive fallout with Washington could “cause the Turkish economy to tank”, says analyst. US formal declaration “is a matter of truth, historical justice and security to the Republic of Armenia”, says Armenian PM.

Outrage in Armenia as Azerbaijan’s Aliyev threatens force to secure land corridor

bne IntelIiNews April 21, 2021

Analyst says comments meant for domestic audience as well and that there are no credible military threats to “back up rhetoric” reminiscent of “Saddam Hussein”.

Azerbaijan fires info war salvo against Russia

Joshua Kucera for Eurasianet April 18, 2021

After previously denying it, Azerbaijan now says that Armenia fired Russian-made rockets during last year’s war. And now they’re trying to make things difficult for Moscow.

M&A hits €8.5bn in CEE in Q1, says Mergermarket

bne IntelliNews April 16, 2021

Trend towards bigger deals and more fund investment continues, as deal value rises by half to give best Q1 since 2013.

Azerbaijan accused of fomenting ethnic hatred with display of dead Armenian soldiers’ helmets

bne IntelIiNews April 14, 2021

Yerevan, meanwhile, moves towards putting on trial two men from Syria it claims served as mercenaries in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after being recruited by Turkey to fight for Baku.

Nakhchivan rail plans promise to rewire Caucasus connections

David O'Byrne for Eurasianet April 9, 2021

Iran stands to be one of the winners of the new regional transportation map.

CEE reels as third wave of COVID-19 breaks

bne IntelliNews April 3, 2021

A third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through Emerging Europe. While Russia is expecting to reach herd immunity in the next two months, most other countries of the region have only just started their mass immunisation programmes.

Analysis: Caucasus bond review

Maximilian Hess in London for EurasiaNet March 19, 2021

Capital markets take war, the pandemic and political unrest in stride. The second in a two-part series.

Armenia’s embattled PM announces he’s agreed to June snap election

bne IntelIiNews March 19, 2021

After weeks of street protests and counter-protests, a deal is struck for an early poll.

Rising inflation in Emerging Europe poses dilemma for central banks

bne IntelliNews March 17, 2021

With economies primed to rebound as pandemic restrictions are loosened, consumer prices could rise even further, reawakening an issue that has long been ignored.

PM Pashinian’s bloc only political force that attracts significant support in Armenia poll

bne IntelIiNews March 17, 2021

Amid continuing calls for snap election in wake of war defeat, governing parties attract 33% backing. Second is oligarch Gagik Tsarukyan's Prosperous Armenia with 3%.

Analysis in atomic scientists’ bulletin calls on Armenia to close “dangerous” nuclear power plant

bne IntelIiNews March 8, 2021

Urges EU to step up efforts to persuade Yerevan time is up for Soviet facility located in earthquake zone.

Did sanctions evading Iran put together fake Armenian airline to buy planes?

bne IntelIiNews March 4, 2021

Islamic Republic’s Caspian Airlines purchases Boeing 737 said to have arrived in Tehran in an emergency landing. Observers smell a rat.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Armenia’s day of crisis delivers anticlimax

bne IntelIiNews February 26, 2021

Rally of PM Pashinian, who took to the streets warning a military coup was under way, fails to reach critical mass. Opposition’s rival effort, meanwhile, was a flop.

Armenian PM takes to streets claiming military coup under way

bne IntelIiNews February 25, 2021

Move comes after open letter demanding he quit was published by head of general staff of the armed forces.