Armenian-Azerbaijani Coexistence: The Mirzoevka Phenomenon

by Sasun Khachatryan

Maharam Mamedov has a good command of the Armenian language and knows Armenian literature and history quite well. But he is not an Armenian. Mamedov, 64, belongs to one of the ethnic Azerbaijani families who, since the early 20th century, together with Armenians, Georgians, and Assyrians have been living peacefully in […]

The Bologna Educational System in Nagorno-Karabakh

By Ani Matevosyan

“Are you a BA or MA student?”; “Is your system based on credit system?”; “Are you in 10th or 11th form at school?” and many other similar questions would not be relevant in the Caucasus some 10 years ago. A decade ago all of us studied at schools for 10 years and […]

So long there is no peaceful co- existence prospects between the societies, it is unlikely that the Nagorno Karabakh (NK) conflict will resolve peacefully

By Ulvi Telmansoy

We often talk and discuss the Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, all the while thinking whether the conflict will find its resolution through peaceful or military means. Often we find ourselves reading news and updates with both countries blaming one another- for being not constructive with regard to the resolution of […]

Bribery in Education

by Shushanik Karapetyan

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


Life is full of problems. Everything about it has its own issues that need to be dealt with. Health, education, social assistance, democracy, freedom of expression are only some of the very few elements of […]

How much is the grade?

By Olga Bregvadze

Despite its wealth generated by rich natural resources, mild climate and even favourable conditions for tourism, Azerbaijan, is still on the list of countries with a transition economy. While there could be a myriad of other reasons for this, one of the main problems in transitioning from its current status towards more […]