By Edmond Y. Azadian
The world is in turmoil. The Middle East is once again a powder keg and new alignments are taking shape.
The brutality of ISIS has captured the world attention and has upset the political agenda in many countries. The emergence and the advances of that evil force have pushed many of the world problems to the back burner.
In this background, it would have been unrealistic to expect the world to dedicate any capital to our 100-year-old wound, still festering and to Armenia’s plight under Turkish-Azeri blockade, as well as the rising militancy of our immediate neighbor, Azerbaijan. Armenia’s voice would have been drowned out in this overcrowded political landscape. However, it was the task and the mission of Armenia’s leaders to rise above the complex and conflicting noises and to enunciate its agenda, its mission and its message. That is what Armenia’s President Serge Sargisian did at the recent General Assembly of the United Nations.
President Sargisian’s speech at the UN forum represented the most comprehensive and assertive agenda that defines Armenia’s destiny in a world of indifference. That speech brought to light Armenia’s predicament and the factors exacerbating it.