Born in Beirut, Mr. Cheterian is a journalist who since 1992 has been covering post-Soviet and Middle East affairs for various European newspapers and journals.
He has focused on democracy and conflicts in the Caucasus (Karabakh, Abkhazia, both Osset wars and Chechnya), Russia and Central Asia.
Mr. Cheterian is particularly interested in the phenomenon of mass trauma and national mobilization. In the case of Armenia, he has examined the role and legacy of the Genocide on the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict. He has established and is the Program Director for the Caucasus Media Institute in Yerevan.