Geopolitical Implications Amid Armenia’s Velvet Revolution

May 14, 2018 8:03 pm nationalinterest.org
Geopolitical Implications Amid Armenia’s Velvet Revolution

The political crisis in Armenia has intensified after Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan’s resignation and shows no signs of ending. This crisis proves that Russia maintains two major levers of influence over Armenia: Armenia’s corrupt oligarchic system and the military threat stemming from Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan’s leader, Ilham Aliyev, has maintained a zero-sum approach to the conflict in Artsakh (formerly Nagorno-Karabakh) for approximately the last ten years. This is largely because Aliyev…

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