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.
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.
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.