The resolution of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) can only be achieved through the progressive perspective of listening to the will of the people , and accepting their right to self-determination. In a modern world, an argument for territorial integrity which contradicts this, has no moral basis. I have listed a few articles I have written which draw comparisons with other situations in the world where self-determination dominated the conclusion….and therefore represent some hope for Artsakh.
“The objective has to be to re-position this whole issue as a humanitarian one, and not a legalistic and historical one”
“If the Artsakh people are looking for a parallel with Scotland’s quest for independence, then this will only lead to great disappointment and political irrelevance”
“The Government and people of Artsakh should watch with great interest, as this could provide a powerful precedent as to the way forward with their situation”
“This is the principle that should apply to Artsakh, and the similarities between the two far outweigh the dissimilarities; it is all about the future and the will of the people, and no longer about the past.”