2020-10-21 11:30:00

Understanding The Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Serj Tankian about the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.

More than a thousand people have been killed in the latest chapter of a long-simmering conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over a sliver of land between the two nations known as Nagorno-Karabakh. After decades of semi-autonomous Armenian rule the conflict in which Turkey and Russia are playing a serious role, threatens to destabilize the entire region. My next guest views the conflict as part of Turkey’s increasing imperial ambitions.

Read the article that Serj Tankian and Maria Armoudian wrote for Open Democracy called ‘Nagorno Karabakh and Turkey’s imperial ambitions,’ HERE.

Serj Tankian is a human rights activist, Grammy Award-winning musician, filmmaker and lead singer of System of a Down. He was awarded the Armenian Prime Minister’s Medal for his contributions to the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. He recently co-wrote an article with Maria Armoudian called Nagorno Karabakh and Turkey’s imperial ambitions.

Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman. RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.

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