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Energy Transition Index in the RA (2023)

The study of indicators and indices published by international organizations allows to address two important problems. First, to assess the performance of the RA in the given period with the help of comprehensive numerical measures, as well as to make intertemporal comparisons in order to understand whether the country moves in the desirable direction. Second, to compare the performance of the RA with other countries to ascertain Armenia’s relative position in the region and Eurasian Economic Union. These results are important, since they help to derive the comprehensive assessment of the economic situation, which is needed both for the public and the private sector. The present analysis is aimed at addressing the foregoing problems. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


The social-economic developments in the economy of the RA for January-May 2023

In the present analysis, given the data published by the Statistical Committee of the RA, we study the recent social-economic developments in the economy of the RA. In particular, we consider the cumulative indicator of economic activity of the given month, its sectoral distribution, as well as the dynamics of individual sectors of the economy. We also analyze economic developments in the foreign trade, labour market and fiscal system of the RA. In addition, some aspects of the financial system (inflation, deposits and loans), as well as the behaviour of the exchange rate, are touched upon. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


Global Gender Gap Index in the RA (2022)

The study of indicators and indices published by international organizations allows to address two important problems. First, to assess the performance of the RA in the given period with the help of comprehensive numerical measures, as well as to make intertemporal comparisons in order to understand whether the country moves in the desirable direction. Second, to compare the performance of the RA with other countries to ascertain Armenia’s relative position in the region and Eurasian Economic Union. These results are important, since they help to derive the comprehensive assessment of the economic situation, which is needed both for the public and the private sector. The present analysis is aimed at addressing the foregoing problems. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


The " Resistance Operating Concept " as a possible conceptual component of the “Nation-Army” idea

After the april 2016 war, on October 3, the new appointed Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Vigen Sargsyan launched the concept of modernization of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia, based on the "Nation-Army" vision. Within the framework of the mentioned concept, a comprehensive review of the defense sector legislation was carried out, a seven-year plan for the modernization of the RA Armed Forces was developed and implemented, the "Pativ unem", "Yes em" programs were introduced, and a life and health insurance fund for servicemen was created. After the change of power in 2018, the new authorities launched a serious anti-propaganda against the “Nation-Army” idea, and although later the authorities tried to copy some elements of the “Nation-Army” vision, in particular by creating a people's militia, but the concept as such continued to be ostentatiously rejected. The 44-day war and the events that took place after it showed that there is no alternative to the "Nation-Army" concept for Armenia.
Taking into account that in the current military-political and geopolitical conditions around Armenia, the "Nation-Army" idea is more than contemporary, as well as considering the "Resistance Operating Concept (ROC)" as one of the most important conceptual components of the "Nation-Army" idea, the "LUYS" foundation translated and summarized Otto Fialia's 2020 work titled " Resistance Operating Concept ". At the same time, an attempt was made to present the applicability of this concept within the framework of the "Nation-Army" idea.
“The Resistance Operating Concept” (ROC) was proposed by US Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) in various workshops and later reflected in Otto Fialia's 2020 paper titled “Resistance Operating Concept”. The concept considers actions that a sovereign state can take to strengthen its national defense strategy and prepare to defend against a partial or complete loss of national sovereignty. Full material is only available in Armenian․

  


On the execution report of the state budget of the RA of 2022

The objective of the present analysis is to assess the execution of the state budget of the RA in the given period. First, we describe the general state of the economy of the RA, namely the driving forces of economic activity, the developments in individual sectors of the economy, the behavior of the components of the demand – consumption and investment – and so on. Afterwards, we analyze the performance of government revenues and expenditures by comparing the actual and planned values of the respective indicators. We conclude the analysis by summarizing the main observations and results. Full material is only available in Armenian․

  


Brief overview of the ECHR judgment of 13 July 2021 in the case of Todorov and others v. Bulgaria

The ECHR judgment of 13 July 2021 in the case of Todorov and Others v. Bulgaria is of landmark importance for the correct understanding and application of the forfeiture of crime proceeds. Taking into account the fact that the 2005 Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act of Bulgaria has significant commonalities with the corresponding law of the Republic of Armenia, the publication of the ECtHR judgment in Armenian is primarily intended for judges, prosecutors and lawyers. According to Article 81 of the Constitution, all competent bodies are obliged to take into account the practice of the European Court of Human Rights when interpreting the right to property established by Article 60 of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia. This publication may also be useful for persons interested in the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms, law students and researchers. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


On the execution report of the state budget of the RA for the first quarter of 2023

The objective of the present analysis is to assess the execution of the state budget of the RA in the given period. First, we describe the general state of the economy of the RA, namely the driving forces of economic activity, the developments in individual sectors of the economy. Afterwards, we analyze the performance of government revenues and expenditures by comparing the actual and planned values of the respective indicators. We conclude the analysis by summarizing the main observations and results. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


Luys Foundation Annual Report - 2022

During the reporting period, the Luys Foundation team carried out large-scale analytical-research work, covering a wide variety of topics.Our focus is on the current developments in law, economy, politics, international relations. During the year, our team published more than 50 researches, in which not only the existing problems and challenges were analyzed, but also appropriate solutions were sought and suggested. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


The social-economic developments in the economy of the RA for January-April 2023

In the present analysis, given the data published by the Statistical Committee of the RA, we study the recent social-economic developments in the economy of the RA. In particular, we consider the cumulative indicator of economic activity of the given month, its sectoral distribution, as well as the dynamics of individual sectors of the economy. We also analyze economic developments in the foreign trade, labour market and fiscal system of the RA. In addition, some aspects of the financial system (inflation, deposits and loans), as well as the behaviour of the exchange rate, are touched upon. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


International peacekeeping activities under the conditions of the new world order formation: The cases of East Timor, Kosovo and Nagorno-Karabakh

Over the past decades, significant progress has been made in international law towards the formation of the instruments of the UN peacekeeping mission and the legal basis for addressing self-determination conflicts. This has enabled to prevent a number of impending wars and to settle several conflicts. The academic circles have developed various models to identify the reasons why the UN Security Council decided to intervene in those cases. Nevertheless, not all the factors influencing the SC decisions have been fully explored. The article examines the impact of one of these factors, i.e. geopolitical transformations, on the implementation of the UN peacekeeping missions, for the purpose of settling self-determination disputes. It is proposed to consider it on the basis of the three-stage model of the struggle for a new world order. For each of these stages, the article presents the possibilities of the implementation of the UN peacekeeping mission, its obstacles and the ways to overcome them, drawing on the cases of East Timor, Kosovo and Nagorno-Karabakh. These cases ideally match in terms of the parameters of self-determination conflicts, thereby providing for high reliability of the conclusions. The study reveals that the dynamics of geopolitical transformations creates serious obstacles for international peacekeeping, in particular at their final stage regarding the acute conflicts of interests of the permanent members of the UN SC. Full material is only available in Armenian․

  


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