The new issue of the widely read Journal Of Democracy has a great article by Elspeth Suthers and Miriam Lanskoy with a fresh analysis of the 2018 protests in Armenia. Take a look at this summary:
The 2018 Velvet Revolution in Armenia is a historic opportunity for democratic development. Popular protests led by Nikol Pashinian dislodged the country’s kleptocratic ruling elite, and a new government that promised sweeping domestic reforms was elected at the year’s end. These protests drew on a long history of civil society and opposition organizing in Armenia, in particular postelection protests in 2008, which the government dispersed with violence. The new government faces enormous challenges as it begins to contemplate reforming a system based on corruption and injustice, while still balancing Armenia’s foreign-policy commitments and security concerns.
The Journal Of Democracy is the “world’s leading publication on the theory and practice of democracy. Since its first appearance in 1990, it has engaged both activists and intellectuals in critical discussions of the problems of and prospects for democracy around the world”. The Journal is produced by the International Forum for Democratic Studies, a part of the National Endowment for Democracy.