Hovsep Kanadyan holds a BA and MA degrees in international relations from Yerevan State University and an MA in Political Science and International Affairs from the American University of Armenia. He is a former research assistant in the project entitled “From a Democratic Breakthrough to Challenges of Consolidation in Armenia” (Institute of Armenian Studies, University of Southern California). Currently, he works as a research assistant in the project entitled “Promoting adherence to rules through public communication in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic in Armenia” (Manoogian Simone Research Fund, American University of Armenia).
The 2020 Artsakh War changed the geopolitical picture in the South Caucasus, impacting all the countries in the region. While there were clear winners and losers, some countries both won and lost.
A concerted effort is needed to overcome the crisis the Armenian nation is facing. To do that, we need to understand where we are now, be honest, admit mistakes, learn lessons and move forward, writes Hovsep Kanadyan.
Statements and hints by Azerbaijan about an impending war went unheeded. Why would Armenia want to halt the negotiation process to start a war? Here are some of the facts and context which demonstrate it was Azerbaijan that started the war.