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.
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.
What we are seeing today is a slow unwinding of the wildest aspirations of the European dream, of permanent peace on the Great European Plain, of brotherhood forged of ties of trade and culture and shared progress, hardened by weariness of war and conflict. Europe had its moment to seize those dreams, and failed.
Reports from Ukraine’s security services that known fighting elements from Moldova’s breakaway Transdniester region have been active in Eastern Ukraine are a sign of several, related, ominous developments.
Over the course of the last ten days, Margvelashvili has made the circuit of every major Western wire service, extolling the virtues of the West and reassuring Russia that everything will be just fine.
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.