Armenia’s Turn for the Worse
Besieged by its neighbor and caught between great powers, will Armenian democracy survive?
The city of Yerevan was a bright place in spring 2018. An uncorrupted outsider, Nikol Pashinyan, had just bumped imperious incumbent Serzh Sargsyan out of the prime minister’s office, riding a tide of mass popular unrest. Clerical workers were on strike for higher pay, underpaid truck drivers were blocking factory gates, students had removed corrupt […]