Analyticon #9, September, 2011.
By Alexandr KANANYAN
Before starting to write this article, I thought for a while how appropriate it would for me to take part in the discussion of this topic: the relations of Artsakh and Diaspora. The point is that I support the idea of the juridical fixation of the de-facto established political and state integration of Artsakh with Armenia within a common national state, and for me, from the view of the state governance, tackling public problems and in all other aspects, Artsakh is indivisible from the remaining Armenia. At the same time, it is personally for me and my life, Artsakh is not just a special, but also a sacred place.
By Kayz MINASYAN
Doctor of the Political science
The Diaspora provides to Nagorno Karabakh all support for the sake of security of the whole Armenianhood in the current globalizing world. The relations, established between the Diaspora and Artsakh, have been displaying their force in the confrontation with Azerbaijan for more than 20 years. They started in almost totally destroyed country, after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
“What is not comprehended by us cannot become ours”
The thought of the famous German philosopher is an excellent formula, reflecting the conformism of the most countries of the world and even our position on the Artsakh problem. With the view of the universal improper attitude to the issues of human rights, freedom, equality, fraternity, democracy, self-determination of nations and all the rest, it is possible to point out that the Artsakh problem is considered in the light of Goethe’s words – it is not comprehended, because it does not belong to us. The reason why it so is, probably, a topic for a special article, but it is just such an attitude of the Armenianhood and most of the Diaspora that makes me touch this issue.
A national state is considered today as the most urgent way in the world for organization of communities. The attempts to enlarge the national frameworks and build a state on the universal values still faces serious problems: this summer the leaders of the most tolerant cosmopolitan European countries were forced to admit that the multi-culturalism policy has failed and returned to the idea of the national state building.
By Hayk KHANUMYAN
Head of the NGO “European Movement of Artsakh”
The role of the Armenian Diaspora in the post-Soviet life of Artsakh is vital, especially in the humanitarian support and foreign political lobbying. The Armenian Diaspora has made a huge contribution to the rehabilitation of infrastructures, implemented various beneficial projects, also taking part in the business life of the country. Despite all that we often hear criticism of the Diaspora for its insufficient engagement; at the same time, there are also complaints from Diaspora for the ineffective waste of funds and corruption in both Armenian states.
By Artak BEGLARYAN
While there were some relations existed between Armenia and Diaspora in the years of the Soviet government, Artsakh, which had to exist within the artificial borders of Azerbaijan, was absolutely deprived from the opportunity to communicate with Diaspora. The situation has been changed since the initiation of the Artsakh movement and proclamation of independence of the Artsakh Republic.
By Aram Matevosyan
Two compatriots, who joined the movement in 1988 from the same point “A,” could not even imagined that 20 years later they would find themselves at the shore of the Lke Sevan and observe how the level of its water is growing: one from the balcony of his villa, and the other from the depths of homeless and desperate poverty, standing on the stony shore. Years after they are preoccupied with the thoughts: one thinks about how to move the stone wall for a couple of meters more, and the other ponders about the crayfishes, moving deep into the lake … At the same time, a holiday is in progress in Artsakh.