For many months already  the situation around Syria is among the headlines of all mass media around the  world. There is hardly a single news agency in the world that does not project  news about the violence in Syria. Indeed, the intensity of hostilities in Syria  has been growing steadily and lately reached such a point that even eclipsed  the international tensions around the Iranian nuclear program. In fact, the  tension around the Iranian nuclear program is steadily decreasing throughout  the last several months. Of course, it is not to say that it is forgotten or  ignored completely, but it definitely does not attract so much attention as it  did months ago. 

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Education and  books have always been essential in every Armenian’s life. According to witnesses,  wherever possive, the survivors of Armenian Genocide would take with them  books, rather than other possessions. Thus they rescued hundreds of manuscripts  and with this, the Armenian script. It is not an accident that Arabs dubbed  Armenia a “land of books”, because when theyconquered Armenia, they saw  thousands of books, and witnessed the love of people towards these books.

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This question disturbs Iran and especially its neighbors for several months already. The magnitude of the issue at some point even eclipsed the crackdown in Syria. Now, whether the attack on Iran is inevitable is a mater of harsh debate. If attacked, will Iran survive or not, is a matter of an even harsher debate. Indeed, given the fact that Iran is far more powerful than Libya or Iraq were before their ruling regimes were toppled, and that Iran apparently has been developing its military industrial complex ever since to counter such a scenario, it represents quite a "tough cookie." As a matter of fact, a far tougher one than it may seem from the first glance. Thus, it remains to be seen whether the situation deteriorates to the point of war.

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Conducting Qualitative Research on Domestic Violence in Armenia (CQRDVA)

Violence against women is one of the worst forms of violation of human rights prevalent all over the world. Women face gender-based violence (GBV) in workplaces, educational institutions, rural and urban communities. They are exposed to GBV irrespective of their ethnic or religious background, social status, economic standing, age, or other condition. The violence is particularly rampant when it occurs at home, a place where women are supposed to be provided with safe family environment.

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Monitoring of Online Print Media on Sex Selection in Armenia

The current policy brief aimed at analyzing the monitored online print media outlets in cases when they covered the topic of sex selection and articles that were broadly linked to the value of girls and women. The content of web-based media outlets have been scrutinized to identify any statements or reporting that could have had distorted, untruthful or prejudicial elements against women or men. All these aspects were separately analyzed quantified and also handpicked, allowing analyzing the level of stereotypical reporting either as a media intention or as an absence of intention, leading to unobstructed penetration of prejudicial statements widely circulated in the society and back by reinstating the current state of the affairs.

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Practical Guide on Providing Orientation to New MPs

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