Armenia

France recalls ambassador to Turkey over Turkish criticisms of law on Islam

By Alex Lantier, 26 October 2020

The recalling of an ambassador is the most serious gesture taken between states short of a complete breakdown of diplomatic relations and war.

Danger of Russian-Turkish conflict grows as Armenian-Azeri ceasefire fails

By Alex Lantier, 19 October 2020

Casualties are rapidly mounting as heavy artillery and precision missile strikes rain down on civilian and military targets in both Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Russian-brokered ceasefire in Azeri-Armenian war collapses

By Alex Lantier, 13 October 2020

Conflicts are escalating across the region, as Turkish officials supporting Azeri forces threatened to restart Mediterranean oil drilling, prompting warnings from Greece.

Turkey backs Azeri offensive on Armenia as Russia, Iran warn of escalation

By Alex Lantier, 8 October 2020

The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan threatens to escalate into a regional war involving Russia, Iran, Turkey and the entire NATO alliance.

Armenia-Azerbaijan war turns Caucasus, Central Asia, Russia into a powder keg

By Clara Weiss, 6 October 2020

The Kremlin’s central fear is that the war could reignite long-simmering regionalist, ethnic and religious conflicts on its southern borders.

As divisions erupt within NATO

Armenia, Azerbaijan bomb each other’s cities

By Alex Lantier, 5 October 2020

Both sides launched artillery or missile attacks on each other’s cities this weekend in a major escalation of fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Russia, France denounce Turkey as Armenian-Azeri war escalates

By Alex Lantier, 1 October 2020

As reports emerge that Turkey is sending Syrian Islamist mercenaries to Azerbaijan to fight Armenia, the risk of a Russian-Turkish clash and a broader regional war is rising.

Armenian-Azeri war threatens to trigger Russia-Turkey clash

By Ulaş Ateşçi, 30 September 2020

Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan in South Caucasus continued a third day after conflicts erupted over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Armenian-Azeri fighting escalates as war danger surges across Middle East

By Alex Lantier, 29 September 2020

News that Washington may withdraw its diplomats and troops from Iraq point to the rising danger of global war before the November US presidential elections.

Armenian-Azeri conflict erupts in Caucasus, threatening wider war

By Ulaş Ateşçi and Alex Lantier, 28 September 2020

A war could spiral out of control and escalate into a broader conflict between Russia, Turkey and other NATO states, potentially involving nuclear weapons.

Armenia-Azerbaijan border clashes threaten broader war in Caucasus

By Ulas Atesci, 18 July 2020

The fighting threatens to escalate into a direct clash between the two Caucasian republics’ main allies, Russia and Turkey.

Arsène Tchakarian (1916-2018): the Manouchian Group’s resistance struggle

Part 2: Who betrayed the Manouchian Group?

By Francis Dubois and Alex Lantier, 31 August 2018

There is no doubt that the Stalinists’ decision to sacrifice the Manouchian Group was bound up with their genocidal onslaught against Trotskyism and the Left Opposition.

Arsène Tchakarian (1916–2018): The Manouchian Group’s resistance struggle

Part 1: The political origins and military record of the resistance fighters

By Francis Dubois and Alex Lantier, 30 August 2018

Arsène Tchakarian, the last remaining survivor of the famed Manouchian Group of the French Resistance, died on August 4, 2018, at the age of 101.

New Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan takes belligerent stand on Nagorno-Karabakh

By Clara Weiss, 17 May 2018

Pashinyan’s reckless moves toward military conflict expose the fraudulent character of the Western media coverage of Armenia’s supposed “democratic revolution.”

Armenian parliament rejects pro-Western opposition leader’s bid to be prime minister

By Clara Weiss, 2 May 2018

The main roots of the political crisis lie in the advanced preparations for imperialist war in the region.

Armenian prime minister resigns after mass protests

By Clara Weiss, 25 April 2018

Located in the oil-rich Caucasus, Armenia is mired in a deep political crisis that the pro-EU opposition is trying to exploit to advance its own agenda.

What is behind the Armenian resolution passed by the German parliament?

By Johannes Stern, 4 June 2016

On Thursday, the German parliament passed a resolution describing the mass murder of up to 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as “genocide.”

After four days of fighting, Azerbaijan, Armenia call Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

By Kumaran Ira, 6 April 2016

Doubts persist over how long the ceasefire will last, as the Caucasus and the Middle East have been put on edge by escalating imperialist wars and economic crisis.

Threat of war grows in the Caucasus

By Clara Weiss, 15 June 2012

In the southern Caucasus, where US interests collide with those of Russia and Iran, there is a growing danger of war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.

French law forbidding denial of Armenian genocide sent to Constitutional Council

By Antoine Lerougetel, 9 February 2012

On January 31a law penalising the denial of the Armenian genocide was referred to France’s Constitutional Council.

France prepares ban on denying a Turkish genocide of Armenians

By F. Dubois, 30 December 2011

The National Assembly’s passage on December 22 of a law banning the public denial of the Armenian genocide has provoked a major diplomatic crisis between France and Turkey.