Spymaster | Armenia
Split between generations in Armen Abazyan's National Security Service
Russia is trying to strengthen cooperation between its intelligence agents and their Armenian counterparts as part of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process. This is deepening divisions in Armenia's sole intelligence service, the NSS. Its head, Armen Abazyan, a loyal follower of Nikol Pashinyan, is trying to find a path between future reforms and the need to safeguard the service's existence.