Once one of the major regional powers
today's Republic of Armenia is a tiny stripe of land squeezed between Turkey,
Azerbaijan, Iran and Georgia. It was in the 20th century when Armenia twice had a chance to rise out of
the ashes of World War one (1918) and out of the debris of the fallen USSR (1991)
after more than 500 years of foreign domination. The first attempt to
restore Armenian statehood in 1918 ended up with the collapse of 1920. The
second attempt seems to be more productive in spite of the harsh legacy of
the past that includes disputed borders, ethnic and religious prejudice and
unclear political orientation.
The unresolved Karabakh
crisis and the issue of Armenian genocide in Turkey (1918-1922) seem to be
the major stumbling-block to the future of this small East-Mediterranean
country, its freedom democracy and even existence.
(Young Experts’ Think Tank)
Government, Parties and Media
Diaspora & the Two World Wars