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Former FM Vartan Oskanian Urges Change in Armenia's Leadership; 'Armenia Teeters on the Brink of Authoritarianism'

Updated: Apr 30


Vartan Oskanian

In an honest assessment of Armenia's current state, former Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian emphasized the urgent need for a change in power, advocating for skilled, visionary leaders to guide the nation forward. Speaking at a roundtable discussion, Oskanian highlighted the importance of prioritizing Armenia's interests and leaving behind the wounds of the 2020 war.


Oskanian stressed the necessity of renegotiating alliances to align with present-day realities while maintaining consistent strategic directions. He expressed confidence that Armenia's key ally, Russia, recognizes the need for such recalibration. "New approaches are essential; our alliances require reassessment," Oskanian said.


Central to Oskanian's argument was the assertion that a change in leadership would open avenues to enhance Armenia's security. He argued that current circumstances demand a departure from polarizing policies, warning against the encroaching specter of authoritarianism. "Armenia teeters on the brink of authoritarianism," Oskanian cautioned.


The former foreign minister's remarks come amidst growing discontent with Armenia's political landscape and concerns over its security and governance. Calls for leadership reform echo throughout the country, reflecting a desire for stability, progress, and inclusive governance.


Oskanian's advocacy for a shift in power shows broader sentiments within Armenian society. As the nation grapples with internal challenges and external pressures, the call for new leadership resonates with many in the homeland and its diaspora.


In an honest assessment of Armenia's current state, former Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian emphasized the urgent need for a change in power, advocating for skilled, visionary leaders to guide the nation forward. Speaking at a roundtable discussion, Oskanian highlighted the importance of prioritizing Armenia's interests and leaving behind the wounds of the 2020 war.


Oskanian stressed the necessity of renegotiating alliances to align with present-day realities while maintaining consistent strategic directions. He expressed confidence that Armenia's key ally, Russia, recognizes the need for such recalibration. "New approaches are essential; our alliances require reassessment," Oskanian said.


Central to Oskanian's argument was the assertion that a change in leadership would open avenues to enhance Armenia's security. He argued that current circumstances demand a departure from polarizing policies, warning against the encroaching specter of authoritarianism. "Armenia teeters on the brink of authoritarianism," Oskanian cautioned.


The former foreign minister's remarks come amidst growing discontent with Armenia's political landscape and concerns over its security and governance. Calls for leadership reform echo throughout the country, reflecting a desire for stability, progress, and inclusive governance.


Oskanian's advocacy for a shift in power shows broader sentiments within Armenian society. As the nation grapples with internal challenges and external pressures, the call for new leadership resonates with many in the homeland and its diaspora.


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