Slowly but surely, a time of reckoning is approaching. The small crimes highlight the larger one of the occupation; and, very soon, the excuses will run out, leaving Armenia’s wrongs recognized by the world.
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 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.
The failure of the world to follow through on its resolutions is endangering the authority of the bodies charged with keeping the peace.
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.
The comparison between Nagorno-Karabakh and Crimea — sham elections, displaced persons, and Russian military behind it all — is too obvious for even international affairs reporters to miss.
The last year has shown that Putin perceives that his strengths are paired with Western weaknesses; if the West is to seriously contest with him, it must become serious.