By Dogu Ergil

After a few year of High School education I came to believe that  history was a legend based on selected facts. With that reasoning  "national history" was a fact based selected legends. Never-the-less,  history as a collective experience or the impressions thereof, has a  role in the constitution of individual, social and cultural identities.  History tells us who we are with a covert intantion of what we ought to  be, which means loading history with ideology. And all ideologies are  spiritual arsenal or shields of contemporary fights...

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By Christian Garbis Ohanian

With Armenia's agreement with the EU in terms of reform according to  European guidelines, a more involved question of the compatibility of  Armenian and European values should be examined. The history of the  Armenian people is wrought with strife and tribulation based in a  constant tension with the more powerful ruling majority. This  consistent exposure to a dominant culture had consequences in the  development of the Armenian culture, and values...

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By James Bosbotinis & Irina Ghaplanyan

The national referendum in Montenegro on the question of national independence, and subsequent declaration and recognition of its sovereignty marked the latest milestone in the demise of the Former Yugoslavia. The collapse of the Yugoslav federation and the achievement of sovereignty by its former constituent republics have served to illustrate the problems of reconciling the principles of national self-determination and territorial integrity. The states of Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia and Montenegro were recognised as sovereign states, thus achieving national self-determination whilst preserving territorial integrity; this is in contrast to the situation in Bosnia...

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By Alexander Manasyan

The reflection of the conflict in our psychology, our mentality and  political consciousness, i.e. the perception of our existence in the  Nagorno Karabakh conflict (including our geopolitical existence), is a  very unique issue. There is, however, a no less interesting topic: how  we are perceived from outside - both by our enemies and friends, by our  adversaries and our allies, and particularly those, who are usually  called neutral or independent observers.

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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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