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International, Longform, Politics

Unravelling the Nagorno-Karabakh knot

A rude awakening On Nov. 10, at 3 a.m., Raffi Elliott was roused from sleep by a huge commotion on the street outside his apartment building in downtown Yerevan. Looking out of the window, Elliott, a Canadian-Armenian journalist and entrepreneur »

International, Podcasts, Politics

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 5: Between war and peace

The crushing defeat suffered by the Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh at the hands of the Azerbaijani military backed by Turkey and an assortment of Syrian and Libyan mercenaries has caused a cascade of political, diplomatic, security and humanitarian crises in »

International, Podcasts, Politics

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 4: A prelude to peace?

The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh has left deep scars and festering wounds in Armenia and Azerbaijan, affecting every aspect of social, economic and political life in both South Caucasus countries. Radio Canada International spoke with Azerbaijani author and journalist Arzu Geybullayeva »

International, Podcasts, Politics

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 3: From Russia with peace

Twenty-six years after it brokered the end of the First Karabakh War in 1994, Russia has once again managed to carve out a leading diplomatic and military role in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.  President »

International, Politics

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 2: The fog of war

Canadian journalist and Caucasus expert Neil Hauer arrived in Armenia to cover the war in Nagorno-Karabakh on Oct. 1, 2020, four days after Azerbaijan launched a full-scale offensive to regain control of the Armenian-populated breakaway region and seven surrounding districts »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Lobster dispute: Mediator appointed amid tensions

In the ongoing dispute between Indigenous and commercial lobster fishers in east coast Nova Scotia, the federal government has appointed a mediator. He is Alistair Surette, president and vice-chancellor of Université Sainte-Anne, a Francophone university in Pointe-de-l’Eglise, Nova Scotia, which is »

Economy, Indigenous, Politics

Lobster conflict in emergency Parliamentary debate

The escalating tensions in southwestern Nova Scotia over the lobster fishery resulted in an emergency debate in Canada’s Parliament last night. Due to COVID, such sessions continue to see only a limited number of members present in person in Parliament, »

International, Politics, Society

Canada deserves to share Nobel Peace Prize with WFP, UN agency says

Canada deserves its share of recognition for its help in combating world hunger, the United Nations World Food Program said Friday after the organization won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. WFP spokesperson Julie Marshall said Canada is the UN organization’s »

International, Politics

Canada suspends exports of military drone technology to Turkey

The federal government is suspending the export of sophisticated Canadian drone technology to Turkey while Ottawa investigates allegations that it is being used by the Azerbaijani military against Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Monday. Champagne »

International, Politics

Canada ‘concerned’ as fighting resumes along Armenia-Azerbaijan border

Fighting along the restive border between Armenia and Azerbaijan flared up again on Thursday, hours after Canada and several other countries called on the two South Caucasus neighbours to “refrain immediately from using force” and respect the ceasefire. Armenia’s Defence »