Cover Osteuropa 1-2/2023

In Osteuropa 1-2/2023

“An Appeaser Is One Who Feeds a Crocodile”
Armenia in a Fix. A Conversation

Narek Sukiasyan

Deutsche Fassung


Russia’s war against Ukraine has triggered geopolitical shifts throughout the post-Soviet space. No other country has been affected as much as Armenia. Azerbaijan is putting massive pressure on the Armenians who remain in Karabakh and on the Republic of Armenia. Russia, Armenia’s guarantor of security, has been weakened and is looking for strong allies such as Turkey and Azerbaijan. The European Union has sent an observation mission, but its powers are limited. The West alone cannot protect the people of Nagorno-Karabakh from expulsion and Armenia from attack. Brussels and Moscow must leave the issue of Armenia out of their confrontation. A conversation with political scientist Narek Sukiasyan.

(Osteuropa 1-2/2023, pp. 31–42)