Mon 12 Mar 2012
vineri am dat un interviu live de 2 minute la rfi in franceza mea stalcita despre faptul ca armenia nu merge la eurovision. in juma de zi am si primit reactia de mai jos din armenia. of. si georgienii se suparasera pe acest studiu cu turning presence into power – de m-au sunat de la un nivel tare, tare inalt sa-mi zica ce cred. n-am zis nimic rau de GE, dar adica nu i-am diferentiat suficient de armenia si azerbaijan si ucraina. daca eram pe twitter dadeam asa un tag #hardtomakefriends #hardtopleaseeverybodysinicinuincerc
Hope all is fine. I read an interview provided by you to RFI. I read the Armenian version.
In the interview you noted that both in Armenia and Azerbaijan the governments are authoritarian and they are afraid to make any concessions, they are not preparing their societies for concessions.
Regarding the regime type, as an expert I think there is a need to be very cautious. I wonder whether the Freedom House, Human Rights Watch, Trasparency international or any other international organisation has ever termed Armenia as a non-free country and whether there are any comparisons with Azerbaijan in terms of democratic development or corruption. When you read those analyses you clearly see that Armenia is rather comparable to Georgia and not at all to Azerbaijan. As of concessions, I wonder whether you think that Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders are equally less inclined to concessions. Armenia is clearly stating that it is ready to make concessions. While Azeris are saying that NK and everything else should be returned. Besides Azeri leaders are stating that Yerevan is an Azerbaijani city. Also the Azeris on top level state on a daily basis that all Armenians around the world are their top enemies and killers of Armenians are heroified and made shahids. As a serious expert I believe you could pay attention to such details, because when there is an attempt to put comparative lines between the sides by ALL means, that can make the analysis seem less objective. There are certain factors on the ground which can not be ignored. Regards