Regardless of who wins these elections, democracy will be the biggest loser and democratic reforms will be curtailed.
Asbed Kotchikian is an associate professor of political science and international relations at the American University of Armenia. His area of researc... h focuses on socio-political conflict in the Middle East and former Soviet space. For the past 20 years he has conducted extensive field research on political regimes and state institutions, civil/ethnic wars, and social movements (revolutions) in Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, and Syria.
Developments in the South Caucasus indicate the West is no longer a relevant player in Russia and Turkey’s back yard.