“Velvet Revolution” Takes Armenia into the Unknown


Massive street protests have brought down Armenia’s long-serving leader Serzh Sargsyan.

Meanwhile, tensions persist in the unresolved conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Both Armenia’s new leadership and Azerbaijan must pay attention to avoid triggering a new conflagration along that territory’s volatile front lines.

  • Olesya Vartanyan
  • ICG

Skop 2bWhen opposition Member of Parliament Nikol Pashinyan led a knot of marchers through northern Armenia in April to protest the return to power of long-serving leader Serzh Sargsyan, no one guessed his campaign would prompt the country to take a leap into the unknown.

One of a mere handful of…

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