Knarik Hovhannisyan: Armenia`s water policy leaves much to be desired

 Thursday, June 6 2024 20:16
Knarik Hovhannisyan: Armenia`s water policy leaves much to be desired

ArmInfo.World Water Day is traditionally celebrated on March 22. In Armenia, this is a special date - a real holiday for non-governmental organizations, which receive considerable grants from their donors for Water Day to organize numerous events: conferences, round tables, etc. Moreover, as the experience of attending these events shows, few people raise specific questions, look for answers, or make demands on the government. Those "who call the tune", apparently, do so for a "tick" in the "cost estimates" and nothing more. ArmInfo decided "to be out of the swim" and, on the eve of the summer heat, turned to a recognized water specialist, scientist Knarik Hovhannisyan, who has devoted herself to issues of water ecology and water resources of the country for many years, even decades, with a request to briefly share her vision of water problems.

Politician: Armenia is being offered assistance right now
 Monday, November 22 2021 16:40

ArmInfo.Of course, Armenia cannot start the process of delimitation and demarcation of borders with Azerbaijan just like that, at the suggestion of the RF Ministry  of Defense. Commenting on the statement of Prime Minister of Armenia  Nikol Pashinyan on consent to three proposals of the RF Ministry of  Defense, Head of the "For the sake of the Republic" party Arman  Babajanyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.

Russian expert: Moscow is forced to act by the incapacity of the  Armenian authorities
 Monday, November 22 2021 16:37

ArmInfo.It should be noted that the clashes on November 16 were preceded by information about the Putin-Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting. And, judging by the insider  information, it can be stated that the Armenian Prime Minister  rejected it at the very last moment.

Sociologist: Formation of anti-Russian sentiments has become  irreversible in Armenia
 Friday, November 19 2021 12:08

ArmInfo.Russia's failure to fulfill its obligations assumed by Moscow under the 1997 Treaty with Armenia now has absolutely the same reasons as failure to fulfill its  obligations in the past - Russia has simply not been a strategic ally  of Armenia for a long time.

Forecast: It will be more difficult to untie the border knot between  Armenia and Azerbaijan than the Karabakh one
 Friday, November 19 2021 12:07

ArmInfo. As a result of the next escalation of the situation on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, we have to state that it was the situation on the border  that came to the fore, bypassing Karabakh. It will be more difficult  to untie the border knot between Armenia and Azerbaijan than even the  Karabakh one.

Several causes of border escalation - Russian military expert 
 Thursday, November 18 2021 18:12

ArmInfo.Several causes account for the latest armed escalation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the military expert Vladimir Yevseyev, Head of the Caucasus  Section, CIS Institute, told ArmInfo. 

Standing up to Azerbaijani aggression only way out for Armenia amid  global silence - expert   
 Thursday, November 18 2021 18:11

ArmInfo.The global silence and international organizations` passive attitude, their unaddressed appeals to the "parties to escalation" to stop, leave Armenia with  only way-out, namely, standing up to Azerbaijan`s armed aggression,  Stepan Safaryan, Director of the Armenian Institute of International  and Security Affairs, told ArmInfo.  

Political scientist: The reason for Baku`s aggression is the  cancellation of the Pashinyan-Putin-Aliyev meeting
 Wednesday, November 17 2021 14:44

ArmInfo.The main reason for the current military escalation on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan is the cancellation of the trilateral online meeting of  the leaders of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan, announced by  press  secretary of the President of the Russian Federation.  Director of  the Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan expressed a similar  opinion to ArmInfo.

Forecast: Failing to achieve a "peace treaty" from Armenia,  Azerbaijan may initiate a large-scale war
 Wednesday, November 17 2021 13:41

ArmInfo.Failing to get a "peace treaty" from Armenia, in the sense in which it is imagined by Baku, Azerbaijan is quite capable of starting a large-scale war  against Armenia. Arkady Dubnov, a Russian expert on the CIS  countries, expressed this to ArmInfo.

It is premature to predict an imminent explosion of popular  discontent as a result of the signing of peace with Azerbaijan:  Miskaryan
 Tuesday, November 16 2021 16:02

ArmInfo.All the recent actions of the opposition are not motivated by anything, and,  accordingly, they are not able to have an effect on overcoming the  existing problems in Armenia and the current internal political  crisis. On the contrary, they are aimed at further aggravating them.  A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by the public and  political figure Garegin Miskaryan.

Forecast: Turkey will never stop in its aspirations for the East
 Tuesday, November 16 2021 16:00

ArmInfo.Armenia's withdrawal from the current, constantly aggravating security problems is primarily due to the change in psychology, respectively, in the  thinking of our leadership. Independent analyst Saro Saroyan  expressed this opinion to ArmInfo.

Forecast: Consequences of the choice between bad and worst will  affect Armenia for a very long time
 Tuesday, November 16 2021 15:53

ArmInfo. Having made the choice between the bad and the worst in the early parliamentary elections in June, limited by two political forces, the Armenian  voter drove himself into a dead end with his own hand. A similar  opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by public and political figure Suren  Sahakyan.

`So are you, with knobs on` principle underlies Armenian politics,  expert says 
 Monday, November 15 2021 14:44

ArmInfo. The current domestic political situation could be described as reciprocal trolling involving Armenia`s authorities and opposition, Alexandr Iskandaryan,  Director of the Institute of Caucasus, told ArmInfo. 

West-orchestrated struggle round Artsakh status could change many  facts of life, expert  
 Friday, November 12 2021 13:23

ArmInfo.The West-orchestrated geopolitical struggle round the status of Nagorno-Karabakh could well turn into acrimonious struggle capable of changing numerous facts of real life, the orientalist Alexey Malashenko, Head of the Dialogue of  Civilizations research center, told ArmInfo. 

Forecast: Any spark on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, in Georgia or  Iran could trigger a war
 Friday, November 12 2021 13:19

ArmInfo. Against the background of the violation of the balance of power established in 1994 in the region, the fact that the South Caucasus is just entering  a period of serious geopolitical breakdown and reformatting, any  spark on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, in Georgia or Iran can serve  as a trigger for the resumption of hostilities. Former Foreign  Minister of Artsakh, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary  Arman Melikyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.

Forecast: Baku-controlled Goris-Kapan highway will soon become  unusable
 Thursday, November 11 2021 14:08

ArmInfo.The 21-kilometer section of the Azerbaijani-controlled Goris-Kapan road will soon become unusable. Head of the Public Council of Armenia, founder of  Armenian Institute of International and Security Affairs (AIISA)   Styopa (Stepan Safaryan told ArmInfo

Analyst: Meetings in Yerevan demonstrated that talks on U.S.   withdrawal from South Caucasus are premature
 Thursday, November 11 2021 14:04

ArmInfo. Of course, there is no point in expecting breakthroughs following the regional visit of U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Erika Olson to the  Transcaucasian countries on November 2-4. However, it is premature to  write Washington off from South Caucasus. A similar opinion was  expressed to ArmInfo by Sergey Markedonov, Leading Researcher at the  Euro- Atlantic Security Center of the MGIMO Institute for  International Studies.

New trilateral document not to cause new tragedy, politician 
 Tuesday, November 9 2021 17:28

ArmInfo. I think that, sooner or later, a meeting between Nikol Pashinyan, Vladimir Putin and Ilkham Aliyev will take place, and a document will certainly be  signed, Mikael Hayrapetyan, Chairman of the Conservative Party of  Armenia, told ArmInfo.

U.S. brings new ideas of its policy in South Caucasus
 Tuesday, November 9 2021 17:28

ArmInfo.On November 3-4, Erika Olson, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S.  Department of State, by all  appearances, bought the new ideas of the U.S. policy in the South  Caucasus.

Georgian expert: No mistakes are allowed in geopolitics, it works  according to the play off principle
 Monday, November 8 2021 12:44

ArmInfo.Professor of the Georgian Technical University, Doctor of International Relations, Conflictologist Amiran Khevtsuriani, in an interview with ArmInfo,  comments on the latest internal political impulses in Georgia. He  forecasts the prospects of the "3 + 3" format, Georgia's  participation in the communication projects promoted by Russia as  well as shares his vision of the future of Armenia and Georgia.  

Political scientist: The question is not when and where Pashinyan and  Aliyev will meet, but what resources Armenia has
 Friday, November 5 2021 18:24

ArmInfo. The question is not at all when and where Nikol Pashinyan and Ilham Aliyev will meet, but what resources Armenia has to defend its own interests and positions  at this meeting. Director of the Caucasus Institute Alexander  Iskandaryan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.