Three years ago today, Serzh Sargsyan resigned as Prime Minister. When it comes to unjustified constitutional amendments and rigged referendums, Armenian history should never repeat itself.
Garen Nazarian is an attorney from California specializing in criminal defense. He holds a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley and a law degree from UCLA. He previously lived in Armenia from 2012-2016. While in Armenia, he was placed at Armenia’s Ministry of Justice for two years through a fellowship sponsored by Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, where he worked with deputy ministers on legislative reforms. He subsequently took on the position of legal specialist with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, where he created and implemented programs aimed at enhancing legal education in Armenia. Simultaneously, for a three-year period, in conjunction with the US Embassy in Yerevan, he taught a weekly trial advocacy and legal analysis course to Armenian lawyers and law students. Garen closely follows Armenia’s domestic politics and foreign affairs.
Azerbaijan and Turkey are highly incentivized to make the Meghri corridor a reality as soon as possible. For Azerbaijan it’s to have a direct link with its exclave of Nakhijevan. For Turkey, it opens up a direct connection with Azerbaijan and the Turkic world beyond.
Several popular myths that had become deeply entrenched in Armenian society began collapsing after the war. Today, new myths are being constructed. Will Armenians risk fooling themselves into disingenuous politics and disastrous policy based on a set of new myths?
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