Vladimir Putin merely wants every nation within Moscow’s reach to accept that the center of gravity in their region lies roughly at the doors to the Kremlin.
Paeans to Dr. Mukwege abound, and he competed for the Nobel Prize. Why, then, were EuroMaidan and Leyla Yunus ever in the running for this prize; and why did they lose seemingly out of nowhere?
Today, we have even more questions than answers — questions that pose real hurdles to Yunus’s nomination.
Azerbaijan and the West are growing closer, while Armenia has chosen the path of Russia and Vladimir Putin’s vassal state.
The story of the last few years in the former Communist bloc has been at times grim; we should savor these moments of childhood innocence and promise.
The questions we asked — and the answers we found — are obvious and troubling. They demand further investigation before Yunus could be seriously considered for the prestigious Sakharov Prize.
Yunus is potentially one of the most flawed candidates to be nominated for the Sakharov Prize in its history; and the sudden spotlight on her raises more questions than it answers.
Young men are dying, and very soon, many more of them may be. The West must now pressure Armenia to come back to the table and accept the inevitable.
Azerbaijan is taking its turn as the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, and is attempting to put its own stamp on the body’s policy and pronouncements.
Within five years, Russia’s power — military and economic — will have no real check from the West.