For over twenty years, Armenia has occupied huge swathes of Azerbaijan, in violation of written and customary international law. For over twenty years, Armenia’s war crimes and atrocities, its occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding provinces, its ethnic cleansing of Azerbaijani refugees — all have stagnated, festering and all but unnoticed by the world. When the international community deigns to act — by an international resolution (including numerous UN Security Council Resolutions), by a peace process — Yerevan has yawned.
Today, at long last, the two nations stand at the brink of a revived war. Azerbaijan’s demands that international law be respected, …read more