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This is the final piece (at least for now) of my series on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, where I share the post-war experience from the Armenian perspective.

The war has ended. After 40+ days of bitter fight against Azerbaijani-Turkish aggression we lost. Badly. The first thing you feel is emptiness. Then…


Here, I take a detour and try to explain what I understand under healthy patriotism and national identity. My perspective is from a small nation’s view and may not be applicable to other countries.

I have never called myself a patriot. My discomfort with the label does not come from…


This is the fourth part of my series on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, where I share my thoughts on why the negotiations have failed by discussing the realpolitik side of the issue.

I promised myself to stay strong until the end of this damn war. One of the few inevitable breakdowns was…


This is the third article in my series on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Here, I try to explain why Armenia’s fear of another genocide is justified. Sorry that this article is a bit longer than usual. Here I do unambiguously take a side and if the language comes across as strong…


In the previous part of these series, I gave a short introduction to the Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh conflict and proposed that a crucial key to understand the Armenian perspective is to acknowledge the Armenian fear of genocide. …


This is the first article of my series on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Thank you for your interest!

One of my recurring nightmares is me hiking in the mountains and accidentally crossing the border to Azerbaijan. Then, my silly dream-ego struggles to come up with lies to hide my Armenian identity…


26/09/2020

The day started as a lazy Saturday filled with existential thoughts and attempts to digest the last book I read: “The Notes from the Underground” by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Human irrationality, the meaning of life, the inevitable failure of any utopia, the illusion of freedom and the bittersweet dark chocolate…

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