Justin Tomczyk is a recent graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and former FLAS fellow at the Russian-Armenian Slavonic University. He is currently based in Yerevan, Armenia, and his areas of interest include regional integration in the South Caucasus and the impact of the Eastern Partnership on the post-Soviet space.
Whether its a minor disruption due to a mechanical issue or a major blackout from conflict in the region, it is only a matter of time before another Internet outage hits Armenia. Policymakers should address this issue and consider a variety of policy options.
Justin Tomczyk traces the history of the Armenian-Turkish border spanning from Armenia’s incorporation into the USSR to the present day, touching upon the Zurich Protocols and reflecting on the viability of a future normalization process.
Armenia’s Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant, located in a seismically active area, was designed to be decommissioned in 2016. It has been a topic of debate and discussion in Armenian society for decades. Justin Tomczyk takes a closer look.