Policy

Meeting with MKR President, during South American tour

Mountainous (Nagorno) Karabakh Republic President Robert Kocharian, during his tour in South America, on May 27, 1996, visited the Armenian Cultural Association centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Bureau member Mario Nalbandian welcomed Kocharian, praising his message of “strengthening the spirit of unity in the name of national interests of the Armenian people.” He added…

ARF-Dashnaktsutyun economic platform draft examined

A draft of an economic platform, prepared by a group of experts at the ARF Economics Analysis Unit, was the subject of study at a conference which brought together academicians from Armenia’s National Acedemy of Science, members of the Association of Banks and others. Economist Hovsep Aghajanyan, head of the expert group and faculty member…

Bureau member refutes slander against ARF

YEREVAN – ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Bureau member Massis Baghdasaryan told the Azg daily newspaper that the recent publication of the party’s World Congress decisions in the ruling Armenian National Movement publication Haik are inaccurately presented as “the ARF’s secret and underground policies.” Baghdasaryan told Azg that what Haik has maliciously categorized as a secret document for the…

ARF is ready for dialogue

In a recent interview with Radio Liberty, ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia member Levon Mkrtchyan stated, that “the party is truly ready to enter into a dialogue.” Mkrtchyan did qualify his statement, however, by saying, that “the policies currently being implemented by the authorities, in my opinion, can be called rejection through delay tactics. ”…

The alternative: Social justice

Editorial ARF News May 1996, Volume 1.3(3) Since its independence in 1991, Armenia’s standing in the UN’s human development ladder has dropped from the 90th rank to the 130th, in 1995. The ultra-liberal policies adopted by the government are a main reason for this situation. According to studies recently published by the ARF Economics Analysis…

ARF, parties issue joint declaration

The Scientific-Industrial and Civic Union of Armenia, the Democratic Party of Armenia, and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun issued a joint declaration, on May 13, 1996, on efforts to coordinate their activities within Armenia’s sociopolitical reality. The joint declaration follows consultations among Armenia’s democratic opposition parties, mainly focusing on discussion of issues relating to the forthcoming…

ARF leader discusses party agenda

Following its first press conference in January 1996, several interviews have been granted by the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia. We present excerpts from two interviews conducted by Anna Israelyan (a Radio Liberty correspondent in Armenia) and by Narineh Dilbaryan (a reporter of the Lragir Or daily of Yerevan), with ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia…

Academicians discuss ARF’s role in Armenia

YEREVAN – “Nothing will be complete without the complete participation of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun in our society, since it is a national force and it belongs to the Armenian people”, stated one academician taking part in a seminar organized by the ARF Supreme Council of Armenia, at the American University of Armenia, on March…

Statement on the Russian State Duma’s denouncation of the Belovezhskaya Agreement

Conscious of the need for integration in CIS circles and the importance of Armenian-Russian political cooperation, the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia is at the same time concerned about actions, undertaken with the Russian Federation presidential elections in mind, which question Armenia’s independence and self-government. We are also particularly concerned about attempts through pressure from…

Statement on the 8th anniversary of the Karabakh Movement

Today the Artsakh liberation movement entered its ninth year. Eight years ago, the Armenian population of Artsakh stood up in defense of its right to self determination and laid the foundations for the independent Mountainous (Nagorno) Karabakh Republic. (…) Today, taking advantage of the opportunity provided by the cease-fire, all of us, the entire nation,…