National Security & Defense

ARF-D Announcement on Mountainous Karabakh Escalation

YEREVAN—The Bureau of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashanaktsutyun on Monday issued an announcement condemning Azerbaijan’s recent increased aggression toward Armenians in Armenia and Mountainous (Nagorno) Karabakh and called for the immediate signing of a military agreement between Armenia and Artsakh. Below is the translated text of the announcement. In recent days, the threats by Azerbaijan on…

Russia Risks Losing Armenia As Ally, Says ARF-D Leader

(azatutyun.am) Russia will lose Armenia as an ally if it continues to supply arms to Azerbaijan in large amounts, a leader of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) said on Tuesday. In an interview with RFE/RL’s Armenian Service (Azatutyun.am) representative of the opposition party’s Bureau Hrant Markarian reacted to recent reports suggesting that Moscow has sold…

Margaryan Discusses Custom’s Union, Hovhanessyan Ambassadorship

(armenianweekly.com) – In an interview recently with the “Yerkrin Hartse” program in Armenia, Hrant Markarian, the chairperson of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau, presented the ARF’s stance on various problems facing the Armenian Republic. Since Sept. 3, he said, when Armenia decided to join the Russian-led Custom’s Union, most of the discussions and debates…

ARF-D Press Release

The announcement in Moscow, of Armenia’s decision to join the Customs Union was as much a landmark as it was a decision dictating great responsibility for the future of Armenia. It is possible to assume that at some point, considering the geopolitical state and developments, Armenia would join the Customs Union initiated by its strategic ally and…

Enlarged Conference of ARF-D Local Chapters’ Representatives

Press Release The enlarged conference of ARF-D Local Chapters’ representatives convened on August 24-26, in Yerevan. Representatives and guests from the local Chapters of the homeland and abroad took part in this panarmenian gathering. The purpose of this gathering, which was an ARF-D Bureau initiative, was to evaluate organizational matters, the situation in the wider…

Opposition Slams Russian Arms Sales To Azerbaijan

(azatutyun.am RFE/RL) – Armenia’s three leading opposition parties on Tuesday strongly criticized Russia for selling offensive weapons to Azerbaijan, saying that they will strengthen Baku in the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Representatives of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun), the Armenian National Congress (HAK) and the Zharangutyun (Heritage) party said the arms supplies reportedly worth around $1…

To Greener Shores: A Detailed Report on Emigration from Armenia

by Nanore Barsoumian (www.armenianweekly.com, January 22, 2013) – “It’s been 10 years that I’ve been out of the country. Life is very hard in Armenia; there are no jobs over there,” Lilit1, 53, told the Armenian Weekly. “Women worked very long hours—we worked more than men—but were paid very little. One person would do three…

“The Legal Regime Of The State Of Emergency” Bill Approved

On March 21, the coalition government parties, which constitute the majority of the Armenian Parliament, amidst strongly expressed concerns by the opposition ARF-Dashnaktsutyun and Heritage, approved “The Legal Regime Of The State Of Emergency” draft bill’s amendments. According to the opposition, certain jurisdictions of the Parliament are being restrained by the amended bill and will…

Rustamyan: The Amended CSTO Increases Security

Armenia’s National Assembly (Parliament) debated on the ratification of the protocol concerning the amendments of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). During the discussions ARF-D Member of Parliament, Armen Rustamyan underlined that this protocol increases security measures. He said that the main opposition to the protocol argues that in case Armenia is attacked only two…