A new English-language biography offers a fresh insight into the inspiring life of the assassinated Armenian-Turkish editor and civil rights leader Hrant Dink.
The unresolved conflict between Armenians and Azerbaijanis has again shown itself to be a tinderbox that can ignite to disastrous effect. The world cannot continue to ignore it.
To the EU’s detriment, its policy toward its Eastern neighbors is neither creating an arc of stability nor encouraging democracy.
Twenty-five years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, all of the countries of Eurasia remain in the midst of difficult transitions and face unpredictable futures.
The immediate reaction to Armenia’s new constitution is critical. But in the longer term, the introduction of a parliamentary system of government may be a positive step.
The current friction between Turkey and Russia adds a new layer of complication to an already tense situation in the Caucasus, but another war between Armenia and Azerbaijan is in nobody’s interest.
Armenia needs to find its own voice on foreign policy and ensure that its international partnerships do not limit the country’s ability to make sovereign decisions.
Even as confrontation deepens between Russia and the West in other parts of the post-Soviet space, the Karabakh conflict has its own logic and still compels the geopolitical rivals to work together.
Issues such as the Iran deal, the rise of the self-styled Islamic State, and the spread of Russian military and economic influence continue to highlight the importance of the Caucasus region on the world stage.
The Armenian protesters are motivated by socio-economic issues and the desire for social justice—not larger notions of democracy that constitute international human rights advocacy.