In its hamfisted policy, Europe is making a darker future, even while Baku tries to create a brighter one.
International Election Observers: Azerbaijani Parliamentary Elections “Free, Transparent, Democratic”
International observers concluded Monday that Azerbaijan’s parliamentary elections were generally in accord with internationally-accepted standards.
Voters are broadly happy with the direction of the country, even those casting votes for opposition or unaligned candidates.
The effect Nagorno-Karabakh will have on the elections stands in stark contrast to its place in the Western imagination.
Baku is the one island of stability on which Europe can count — yet even this is in danger if Europe cannot keep its attention focused on real concerns.
The resolution of the ongoing Armenian war crime in Nagorno-Karabakh and its surrounding territories remains Azerbaijan’s most obvious need.
The danger of a Greek exit is that it reveals the fissures long hidden by a great deal of happy talk about a joint European future.
Two years ago, it would have seemed that Baku was a favored ally; today, with Washington’s lurching friend-is-foe approach to policy, the ground appears less certain.
As we prepare for a re-launch, we will be hosting symposia on several questions, with our scholars — past and present — and some notable personalities weighing in.
It is time to send a message to Armenia: That the ills of today must be cured long before any talk of the past can be addressed.