Understanding the Ideological Blockades in Armenia’s Contemporary Politics

Armenia has been consistently violating international law since the declaration of independence in 1990 – a political choice which impedes not only regional peace, stability, and security, but also the interests of its own people. As a sovereign yet an unreliable member of international community, Armenia, has invaded a neighboring country, Azerbaijan, and refused to implement relevant UN resolutions. It has repeatedly made irredentist claims against the territorial integrity of another neighboring state, Turkey, and when the Zurich protocols were signed between Turkey and Armenia to establish diplomatic relations and develop bilateral relations in 2009 Armenia suspended the ratification.1 Even worse, Armenian President Serj Sargsyan recently expressed territorial claims towards Turkey, saying that “liberating the historic territories in Western Armenia” (implying eastern Turkey) “depend on younger generations”.

Authors: Maxime Gauin