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SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Region Radio

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A weekly review of politics and culture that seeks to broadcast the voices of the voiceless from Kolkata to Casablanca. The podcast is the work of a collective of volunteers, mostly from the region of South and West Asia and Northern Africa: Ankine Antaram, Nyma Ardalan (@NymoArd), Inara Khankashi, … read more


Nagorno-Karabakh War with Dr. Anna Ohanyan

On  the anniversary of the 44-day war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabagh, Ankine Antaram, with guest co-host Adrineh Gregorian, are joined by Anna Ohanyan, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Stonehill College, to assess the war and look at the strategic importance of South Caucasus region where Armenia and  Azerbaijan are located. Dr. Ohanyan discusses how geopolitical pressures  and unresolved conflicts make democratic consolidation difficult for  nascent young democracies, such as Armenia and Georgia, to  survive.

Anna Ohanyan is the Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of  Political Science and International Relations at Stonehill College, and a  two-time Fulbright Scholar in the South Caucasus. She is the editor of Russia Abroad: Driving Regional Fracture in Post-Communist Eurasia and Beyond, and The Neighborhood  Effect: The Imperial Roots of Regional Fracture in Post-Communist Eurasia.

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