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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 »

International, Politics

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 1: An uncertain peace

A Russian-brokered ceasefire signed on Nov. 9 ended six weeks of ferocious fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. Russia has already deployed about 2,000 peacekeepers to the region to separate the combattants and guarantee the »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Russia denies involvement in alleged hacking of COVID-19 vaccine research

Russia is denying claims by Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. that its intelligence services were behind a group of cyber hackers that tried to steal research into a possible vaccine for the virus that causes COVID-19. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Russian hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine research, intelligence agencies say

A hacker group that “almost certainly operates as part of Russian intelligence services” has tried to steal COVID-19-related vaccine research in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S., according to a joint assessment by intelligence agencies in all three countries. The »

International, Politics

Russia accuses Canada and the U.S. of violating Open Skies treaty

Russia is claiming Canada and the United States have violated a key international accord designed to build trust and prevent wars between former Cold War adversaries — and accuses Washington’s allies of kowtowing to the Trump administration on U.S. policies that go against »

International, Politics

Canada and allies meeting to discuss U.S. withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty

Canada and Hungary will co-host a virtual conference of signatories to the Open Skies Treaty on July 6 to discuss the pending U.S. withdrawal from an international accord designed to build trust and prevent wars, say officials at Global Affairs »