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Dr. Vahram Ter-Matevosyan and Edita Ghazaryan (M PSIA ’15) Co-Author an Article

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YEREVAN, Armenia ‒ The American University of Armenia (AUA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Vahram Ter-Matevosyan, associate professor and chair of AUA’s Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) program, together with Edita Ghazaryan (M PSIA ’15), recently published an article in Caucasus Survey, a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal of the International Association for the Study of the Caucasus.

The article titled “Navigating between international recognition paradigms: prospects and challenges for Nagorno Karabakh” explores the underlying reasons for nine U.S. states (California, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Michigan, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Louisiana, and Colorado), and the most populous state of Australia, New South Wales, to have recognized the right of the people of Nagorno Karabakh to self-determination. The paper examines the legal and political implications of these resolutions. The paper argues that recognition of de facto states by federal sub-states is a new and rather isolated phenomenon. But, this may potentially enhance the visibility of de facto states and help them gain more support in their pursuit of international recognition.

The Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) program of the American University of Armenia (AUA) equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and communication skills through the study of political science and international affairs, emphasizing local and global perspectives and practical applications of theory. The program provides world-class teaching and research, producing graduates who can best contribute to the development of the nation.