"When Armenian and Azerbaijani youth can hold an online forum avoiding mutual accusations, a real breakthrough will be registered in Karabakh process," [Deputy dean of history chair of Moscow State University, Dr. Alexei Vlasov] said.
The U.S. relationship with Azerbaijan is a crucial one at the moment... But recent months have indeed seen "serious issues" surface in the bilateral relationship—so serious that the relationship has sunk to an all-time low. The primary cause of the rift is a development between Azerbaijan’s neighbors: the Turkey-Armenia reconciliation process.
The Foreign Minister (of Armenia) noted that the reinforcement and expansion of relations with the Arab world is among the priorities of Armenia’s foreign policy, that’s why it has decided to establish new diplomatic representations in Arab countries.
Expert of Turkish studies Artak Shakaryan is convinced that Russia-Turkey relations are of economic nature mainly. "...Turks themselves accept these relations not as strategic, political, but as economic ones,” Shakaryan told reporters today.
Angered by official plans to nominate Matthew Bryza as the new ambassador to Azerbaijan, the largest U.S. Armenian group has called on U.S. senators to "scrutinize Bryza's diplomatic record" before voting on his nomination.
Closer Russo-Turkish relations and the latest indications that these relations may grow from economic cooperation into strategic partnership have caused concern among political circles in Armenia.
The Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) Mehdi Mostafavi announced that the organization is ready to hold a joint literary festival of Iran and Armenia in a border city in September.
Political scientist Zardusht Alizade commented on the situation around the Armenian-Turkish process, as well as the Karabakh problem. "The USA is behaving like a gangster. They behave very arrogantly towards smaller countries..."