DERLUGUIAN: ILHAM ALIEV MIGHT SUDDENLY CHANGE THE GAME AND BECOME A PEACE-MAKER

 “I actually see a prospect of normalization in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. It could be very sudden.” – Georgi M. Derluguian, Associate Professor, Social Research and Public Policy at New York University Abu Dhabi “The international environment currently engulfing the South Caucasus is facing an unknown future. All three regional powers surrounding the South Caucasus – […]

RANKING AND COMPARING COUNTRIES

You probably know that the US is a developed, Ukraine is a developing and Chad is an underdeveloped country. In order to ‘measure’ countries and compare them, there are numerous indicators used.[ The most important ones are GDP, GDP per capita, PPP, HDI, Unemployment rate, Inflation rate, Literacy rate, CPI, Foreign debt, etc. They mostly […]

CATHARSIS: ENGLISH TEACHING THROUGH ROLEPLAYING

From December 2019 to February 2020, the Catharsis English Language, Literature and Culture educational training program was held in Artsakh. More than 75 students from Stepanakert and surrounding areas took part in it. The program supported by the Caucasus Institute had two components. The first was an English course for beginners aimed at developing communication […]

A COBBLER

While walking to work every morning on Alec Manukyan street, I see a man in an electric wheelchair crossing the road faster than the cars at rush hour on the way to his little cobbler’s workshop, which is little more than a kiosk. This man is 63-year-old Edik Abrahamyan, who suffered a spinal injury in […]

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