Dec 04, 2015 | Press Release
Armenia is standing at one of the most important crossroads since independence in 1991. The situation is dire: victorious in the 1994 liberation of Artsakh, but defeated by homegrown corruption, criminality, and incompetence, the people of Armenia are leaving their homeland in tens of thousands per year. Poverty is likely in excess of the official number of nearly 40 percent, and the economy shows no signs of growth. Unless profound systemic changes take place in the way the country is governed, Armenia will not survive another war or severe economic shock. Unfortunately, the proposed Constitutional changes are likely to make the matters even worse.
Jun 29, 2015 | Press Release
Policy Forum Armenia condemns police brutality and arrests of peaceful protesters who were exercising their Constitutional rights of freedom assembly and speech to protest against electricity tariff hikes in Armenia on June 23, 2015.
Apr 09, 2015 | Press Release
Policy Forum Armenia condemns in strongest possible terms the arrests of prominent opposition leaders, members of the Founding Parliament, and harassment of PFA Executive Board Member Garo Yegnukian by Armenia’s ruling regime in the early morning hours of April 7th.
Mar 24, 2015 | Press Release
Policy Forum Armenia considers the recent issuance of the $500 million Eurobond by the government of Armenia as irresponsible and damaging for the country.
Oct 21, 2014 | Press Release
Policy Forum Armenia condemns in strongest possible terms the brutal treatment of Alec Yenigomshian, a blind political activist, by police in downtown Yerevan on October 19, 2014. According to media reports, Yenigomshian was forced out of a car and left standing on a busy section of a street despite his numerous warnings that he cannot see, while the car and its driver were taken into custody.
Oct 02, 2014 | Press Release
Policy Forum Armenia (PFA)—a Washington-based international think tank—announces today the publication of its State of the Nation Report on “Armenia and the West: A New Vision for the Caucasus”, an earlier version of which was presented as a background paper during a high-level workshop at the Atlantic Council in Washington on July 2, 2014.
Jul 13, 2014 | Press Release
Policy Forum Armenia (PFA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Hrach Gregorian, a member of the Graduate Faculty of the School of Peace and Conflict Management at Royal Roads University and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary, has joined the organization as the newest member of its Academic Board.
Dec 24, 2013 | Press Release
We would like to thank you for staying engaged with Armenia and with us. We wish you all Happy Holidays! May the New Year bring joy and new opportunities for Armenia, its residents, and every Armenian around the world. Highlights of our 2013 effort are as follows…
Oct 20, 2013 | Press Release
Policy Forum Armenia (PFA)—a Washington-based international think tank—announces today the publication of its State of the Nation Report on “Corruption in Armenia”. A product of a multidisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners, the report brings to light many peculiarities of both wholesale and retail corruption in Armenia and offers mechanisms to reduce corruption.
Apr 16, 2013 | Press Release
On April 8, 2013 Policy Forum Armenia (PFA) organized a roundtable discussion on Election Fraud, Civil Society Awakening, and the Diaspora’s Role, which took place at the George Washington University Law School.