Mikayel Zolyan

Researcher, analyst and a former politician from Yerevan, Armenia. His work has focused on issues of politics of memory, nationalism, national identity, ethnic conflict, as well as mass protests and democratization in a post-Soviet context. After a short period as a member of parliament, he returned to academia and civil society, teaching at Valery Bryusov State University in Yerevan and acting as a consultant with Armenian and international NGOs. He is also the host of a TV show on the Armenian educational channel Boon TV.


Cover for: Armenia: Light in the dark?

Since the Russian war on Ukraine, post-revolutionary Armenia has been turning towards the West in search of security. But how is the new situation impacting domestically on the vulnerable South Caucasus nation? Is Armenia’s democratic light in the region as bright as some would believe?