Armenia: a Small State in Four Points

We’re still working on the Small States Studies with the Turpanjian Center for Policy Analysis. After a background and comprehensive introduction to the research we are conducting, we continue with the blog pieces.

Next is a presentation report on Armenia in 4 points. How is Armenia defined, by its statistics, itself, its actions, and the international norms?

The Armenian flag as drawn by chalk on the road, Republic Square, Yerevan. ©BDLChahine

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Perspectives on Policy & Politics

by Béatrice Chahine

The first blog in the series of the small states introduced the concept and mapped the theoretical discussions around it. This blog discusses Armenia as a small state.

Armenia is situated in a unique multipolar, multicultural, geopolitical and geostrategic location. It has a homogenous population and a diaspora, which extends itself worldwide. It aspires to have a balanced foreign policy, but there are frequent misgivings as to how dependent Armenia’s foreign policy is. How unique is the Armenian small state compared to mainstream international relations?

Here’s how:

  1. Location and border diplomacy: Armenia is landlocked and diplomatically boxed in, all of its 29 743 km2. Turkey and Azerbaijan have closed their borders in part due to the conflict in Artsakh or Nagorno-Karabakh. This leaves Georgia to the north and Iran in the south: the former is the gateway to Russia while the latter is an…

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