In 2004, the European Union (EU) began to shift its focus in foreign policy towards its neighbors in the East. Not only did eight Eastern European countries join the EU, the political union also developed the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) which aims to engage the countries at the border of the newly enlarged EU. As a key principle, this plan involves a deeper economic integration to achieve prosperity and stability in the participating countries...

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Different conflicts have led to the establishment of refugee communities in the Republic of Armenia, with two major ones being the Nagorno-Karabakh and Iraq war. Refugeeism in Armenia is thus a phenomenon that emerged in the beginning of 1988.



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The case study analyses the mediation attempts into Nagorno Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.  The paradigmatic model consisting of three models - Rational Actor, Organizational, and Governmental Politics - borrowed from Allison (1971), is utilized to analyze the mediation attempts from three different viewpoints.  Two periods of conflict are analyzed - 1988-1991, when Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was an internal conflict of the Soviet Union, and 1992-1998, when, immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the conflict acquired an inter-state character.    

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Historically Turkey and Armenia never had diplomatic relations as sovereign nations. This has been mainly the case because either the latter was conquered by the former or other powers for centuries, was at war with the former, and/or the latter existed as a province within the former or a bigger nation. This was even more enflamed by the 1915 Armenian Genocide - a mass murder of the ethnic Armenian population in Ottoman Empire initiated and carried out by the Ottoman authorities - that took life of around from one to one and half million Armenians. 



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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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