SILK ROAD FORUM with Scott Taylor
Editor and Publisher, Esprit De Corps
Thursday, 10 March, 2011, 11:00-12:30
The relations between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey have been on a rollercoaster for the past several years. The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh appears to move toward escalation rather than resolution; Turkey and Armenia failed, in spite of strong international involvement, to normalize relations in 2009; and even Turkey and Azerbaijan went through a period of acrimony as a result of the latter process. This suggests that the three countries are still far from overcoming the tragedies of recent and less recent history.
Unfortunately, the unreconciled differences of their shared history continue to negatively impact the lives of the Turks, Armenians and Azerbaijanis in the present. If left unresolved, this will prevent their progress towards a peaceful and mutually beneficial coexistence in the future.
Scott Taylor is author of "Unreconciled Differences: Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan", published in 2010. This book draws from historical research and personal investigation conducted by author/journalist Scott Taylor in order to better understand the contextual realities of these conflicts as well as why so little about them is known in the west.
Location: ISDP, Västra Finnbodavägen 2, Stockholm-Nacka. For a map and directions, please go here.