Lusine Sargsyan graduated with a BA in English and Communications program from the American University of Armenia. She has interned at Armenia's diplomatic missions, including the Embassy of Armenia to the United Kingdom and the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations. As an aspiring lawyer, Lusine is interested in covering a wide range of human rights issues in Armenia.
With car imports to Armenia doubling over the past year and a poorly organized public transportation network, there is permanent gridlock in the streets of the country’s capital. Yerevan’s municipality hopes to change all that.
Following changes in migration policies of EU countries, an increasing number of illegal Armenian immigrants were deported from the Schengen area. Armenia’s government has introduced a draft program, which, if adopted, will be the first initiative aimed at providing state support to deported Armenians.
Can the popularity of the National Security Service be sustained after the dismissal of Artur Vanetsyan? It can, but only through one mechanism: rigid institutionalization and the complete alleviation of the personalization of politics in Armenia.