Source: “Activists, Local Residents Rally in David Gareji Monastery”, CIVIL.GE, 06 MAY 2019   *all opinions expressed are those of the original author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or stance of Nagorno Karabakh Observer.    Several hundred civic activists and local residents gathered in the premises of David Gareji MonasteryContinue Reading

Earlier this week, Georgian officials accused Azeri border guards of closing access to the David Gareja monastery complex. The monastery lies on the border between the two countries and has been subject to an almost three-decades-long spat between the two sides to delimite the border. On the previous day, onContinue Reading

On 20 January 2019, a monument dedicated to the Nagorno Karabakh war veteran Mikhail Avagyan was inaugurated in Bughashen, in southern Georgia. Avagyan fought on the Armenian side and was killed a few months before the conflict ended in 1994, was a native of Bughashen, which lies in the mainlyContinue Reading

SOURCE: Ayvazyan, Agunik, JAM NEWS, 21 OCT 2017    The election campaign in Samtskhe-Javakheti is close to an end. A few of the mayoral candidates and electoral parties are actively conducting election campaigns while others remain completely quiet. During meetings with the population that are held as part of the campaign,Continue Reading

SOURCE:  New America Weekly on 05 May 2016 by Mirian Jugheli   Soft Power… The phrase typically means exertion of influence by one country over others through non-military means. The United States, for example, demonstrated soft power when all of Europe tuned in for the finale of How I Met Your Mother. ButContinue Reading

Source: Reeves, Phil, “How Armenia won the war but lost the oil”, Independent, 25 July 1997   *all opinions expressed are those of the original author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or stance of Nagorno Karabakh Observer.    Yerevan – The President of Armenia keeps an atlas on the tableContinue Reading