By Edmond Y. Azadian
It looks like the Cold War is back with a vengeance; Western capitals and Moscow are trading accusations or counter-accusations, and the recent poisoning of a former Russian intelligence officer in London has amplified the Cold War rhetoric to the extent of lining up major Western capitals to combine their salvos against Russia.
These intensifying international tensions have only contributed to President Putin’s popularity domestically, netting him a landslide victory in his last term as president.
In the meantime, other nations whose destiny depends on these major forces are wondering where all the tensions eventually may lead. Armenia has certainly to be counted among those.
But ironically, Armenia and Artsakh have been taking initiatives which would not have been possible in the past under the same circumstances.
Frederica Mogherini, the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs, has announced that never before have Armenia and the EU been as close. That relationship has already been reflected in the exchange visits of high-level political delegations between Armenia and European countries.