„The threats must not continue“

“He’s an extremist, don’t listen to him!” Photo: ©Lisa Westphal

Ali Abasov and his son in Baku. Photo: ©Lisa Westphal.

Ali Abasov lectures in Baku, where he is professor for philosophy. In 2002, along with the Armenian scientist Harutiun Khachatrian, he published the book “Karabakh Conflict. Variants of Settlement: Concepts and Reality”. A conversation about the importance of Nagorno-Karabakh for Azerbaijan, the roots of the conflict and on prospects for peace. Continue reading

“Talking with each other, not about each other”

The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh was settled formally in a ceasefire agreement 21 years ago. How does the current generation perceive the conflict? Many of them grow up either in Armenia or in Azerbaijan without ever meeting people from the “other side”. But there are some who try to get in touch despite the existing organisatory obstacles. We met Bakhtiyar and Tatev in Yerevan and asked them about their personal experiences. Continue reading