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Interview with the president of Public Information and Need of Knowledge NGO (PINK Armenia) Mamikon Hovsepyan

By Phil Gamaghelyan

– Dear Mamikon, what is the overall situation with the LGBT community in Armenia today? What are the key challenges of the community?

People in Armenia still live with taboos and stereotypes and in many cases they mix tradition, religion, customs, habits and reality. In the past LGBT people were hiding because […]

Interview with the head of the NGO “Gender and Progress” Elhan Bagirov

By Arzu Geybullayeva

– Could you please introduce your organization ?

Our organization «Gender and Progress» deals with gender equality issues, informs LGBT community on events taking place in and outside of the country, provides legal aid, socio- psychological and medical assistance to the beneficiaries, as welll as develops its women’s program.

– What is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Video Survey: What do you think the Azerbaijani/Armenian youth think of you?

By Sasun Khachatryan and Reshad Aliyev

This is a video survey by the Neutral Zone conducted in October 2010 simultaneously in Yerevan and Baku. We interviewed ten women and ten men from both sides in an attempt to find out what the Armenian and Azerbaijani youth think and know of each other or what they […]

The greatest historical controversy of our times continues

by Phil Gamaghelyan

According to an unnamed source at the Russian Foreign Ministry, negotiations are underway to determine the final status of the Dolma. However, two key principles of culinary law are in conflict here. Right of food-determination of dolma eaters and status of dolma’s holistic integrity.

The parties to the conflict include Turkey, Armenia, […]

A call for peace in Karabakh – Призыв к миру в Карабахе

by The Neutral Zone

We, the undersigned citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia and other countries demand that the parties to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict stop the shooting and attacks on the Line of Contact and Armenian-Azerbaijani border immediately.

We demand that, as a sign of good will, either side stops shooting unilaterally and then asks the other […]

Who wins in a chess game?

Եթե ցանկանում եք գրառման հայերեն տարբերակը ընթերցել, ապա տեսե՛ք ստորև:

By Philip Gamaghelyan

I have been reading Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass” to my son and could not stop thinking of the current escalation around Nagorno-Karabakh as a chess game played as a leisurely side affair by otherwise busy professional players.

It is a […]