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War in Ukraine: Why Vladimir Putin couldn't have trained fighters in Africa
A black and white image which some people falsely claim shows Russian President Vladimir Putin training liberation movements in southern Africa, has been circulating.
BBC News | March 15, 2022

Will There Be an Armenian Diaspora in 100 Years’ Time?
The Armenian diaspora today is a modern phenomenon dating back not much more than 100 years. The first wave of emigration goes back to the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and the second wave followed the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Mirror Spectator | January 24, 2022

The One Big Problem With A Central Asian Energy Corridor
In Moscow last week, President Vladimir Putin hosted the prime minister of Armenia and the president of Azerbaijan.
Markets Insider | January 24, 2021

The One Big Problem With A Central Asian Energy Corridor
In Moscow last week, President Vladimir Putin hosted the prime minister of Armenia and the president of Azerbaijan. 
Business Insider | January 24, 2021

The One Big Problem With A Central Asian Energy Corridor
In Moscow last week, President Vladimir Putin hosted the prime minister of Armenia and the president of Azerbaijan.
Oilprice.com | January 24, 2021

Discussing the Landscape After the Battle in the South Caucasus
CivilNet’s political commentator Eric Hacopian discusses the new geopolitical and economic realities in the South Caucasus after the Second Karabakh War with Georgi Derluguian, historical sociologist and professor at the New York University at Abu Dhabi.
CivilNet | January 15, 2021

Looking to 2021: A Conversation with Georgi Derluguian
CivilNet’s political commentator Eric Hacopian wraps up the year of 2020 with Georgi Derluguian, historical sociologist and professor of the New York University at Abu Dhabi.  
CIVILNET | December 25, 2020

Armenia should develop a post-industrial economy
Armenia should develop as a post-industrial economy with its economic elite being under the strict control of the government, says Georgi Derlugian.
ARKA News Agency | July 20, 2018