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Global Voices

Ruben Yesayan's Instagram Page where he lobbies celebrities to raise awareness of the Karabakh conflict.
22 Oct 20
A swathe of cyber activists are making Armenia’s case to a global, virtual audience.
President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
21 Oct 20
The language from Kyiv appears more ambiguous, despite its long-term support of territorial integrity.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) with Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (L) at Turkish Presidental Palace in Ankara, Turkey, April 2018. (Photo: Turkish President Press Office via Getty Images)
16 Oct 20
Erdogan’s stance broadly backed by both the public and his political opposition.
Nikol Pashinyan, prime minster of Armenia and Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran. (Photo: Armenia PM office)
12 Oct 20
Tehran has a complex game to play as it struggles not to take sides.
Residents shelter in a basement as air raid sirens sound in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh. (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
First Person
9 Oct 20
Independent, dissenting Azerbaijani voices have never been so ostracised.
Sisters Galina and Elina Balasanyan in the basement of a church where they have been sheltering from fighting in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, October 2020. (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
8 Oct 20
Some young people are challenging the narrative of conflict.
Russia has remained largely silent on the renewed conflict in Karabakh. (Photo:
7 Oct 20
Armenia’s strategic ally is keeping quiet – but may be playing a longer game.
President Ilham Aliyev addressing his security council. (Photo: The President's Office)
28 Sep 20
Harsh rhetoric from the leaders of both countries accompanied by an unusually high deployment of military hardware.
The Karadash Hill, from the Armenian border village of Chinari, where fighting took place between the two sides in July. (Photo: Arshaluis Mghdesyan)
27 Aug 20
Escalations shows that any short-term progress towards peace remains unlikely.
12 Aug 20
Officials obscure systemic failings – aided by an uncritical media.