Thomas de Waal

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Thomas de Waal told : "Anyone who has spent time in the region knows that Armenians and Azerbaijanis have a long tradition of trading with one another, particularly in [neighboring] Georgia," External link

rferl Sunday, February 7, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "France should seriously consider renouncing its co-chair position in favour of another European country or an EU-wide position," "It has held the position for 23 years, and a country like Germany or Sweden —- having more balanced relations with Armenia and Azerbaijan -—would almost certainly be able to deliver more" External link

digitaljournal Friday, November 27, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : "Putin might see reasons to push for a full peace agreement that restores relations between two important neighbors, Armenia and Azerbaijan," External link

rferl Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : "Moscow may soon decide that it cannot implement this plan by itself. In that case it is likely to remember its multilateral role and call for the support of the other Minsk Group co-chairs and the OSCE as a whole," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, November 14, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “It was a war of liberation from Russia,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal told : “connecting Istanbul all the way to Bishkek in Central Asia,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal contended : “There are weak points in the deal. Russia may have possibly bitten off more than it can chew. It has fewer than 2,000 troops in the middle of a conflict zone,” “It's a deal but it’s not a peace,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : “Finally, there is nothing about the status of Nagorno-Karabakh in this agreement,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “Shusha has great importance for Azerbaijanis, as a cultural and historical centre and the town where they had a majority population before the war,” “That is almost certainly why their military operation was diverted from Lachin towards the city,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, November 7, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal told : "Shusha has great importance for Azerbaijanis, as a cultural and historical center and the town where they had a majority population before the war," External link

japantoday Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal told : "Shusha has great importance for Azerbaijanis, as a cultural and historical centre and the town where they had a majority population before the war," External link

wsau Friday, November 6, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal told : “Shusha has great importance for Azerbaijanis, as a cultural and historical centre and the town where they had a majority population before the war,” External link

ara-reuters Friday, November 6, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal told : "Shusha has great importance for Azerbaijanis, as a cultural and historical centre and the town where they had a majority population before the war," External link

msn-uk Friday, November 6, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : “The two sides became so entrenched in their positions that a finely spun diplomatic solution found no takers,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, October 30, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : “The only countries that can prevent a war without end or a latter-day Russian-Turkish great-power deal — while reaching a fair settlement — are Armenia and Azerbaijan themselves,” “But doing that would require them to conclude that resolving their conflict is more in their common interest than persisting with military force or allowing others to resolve it for them” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, October 30, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "It's logical that Azerbaijan wanted to start this, not the Armenians, who merely want the status quo," External link

straitstimesSG Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “It’s logical that Azerbaijan wanted to start this, not the Armenians, who merely want the status quo,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “It’s become a total war in a way that it wasn’t before,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Heidar Aliev ) : "Because of the military advantage and the huge public enthusiasm for this campaign, Aliyev may be tempted to go further and move into Karabakh itself," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal told : "I think this would be really catastrophic, both on a humanitarian level and politically as well - it would kill any chance of negotiations and provoke a desperate Armenian response, which we haven't seen yet," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Heidar Aliev ) : "Because of the military advantage and the huge public enthusiasm for this campaign, Aliyev may be tempted to go further and move into Karabakh itself," External link

polandsun Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal told : "I think this would be really catastrophic, both on a humanitarian level and politically as well - it would kill any chance of negotiations and provoke a desperate Armenian response, which we haven't seen yet," External link

polandsun Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal told : “Armenia’s statehood and its independence are inseparable from Nagorno-Karabakh. It is Armenia’s Jerusalem,” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, October 11, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal writes : “the slow descent into violent conflict,” External link

thenation Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “simply not been paying attention and been completely disengaged,” External link

globalresearch Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal adds : "Those days are now over, and the geopolitical equilibrium that prevailed around the conflict is broken," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : "The flare-up can also be seen as a symptom of a world in which the U.S. is no longer acting to defuse regional conflicts," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal adds : “Those days are now over, and the geopolitical equilibrium that prevailed around the conflict is broken,” External link

voanews Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : "The flare-up can also be seen as a symptom of a world in which the U.S. is no longer acting to defuse regional conflicts," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 6, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : "The flare-up can also be seen as a symptom of a world in which the U.S. is no longer acting to defuse regional conflicts," External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 5, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : "The flare-up can also be seen as a symptom of a world in which the U.S. is no longer acting to defuse regional conflicts," External link

CBSnews Monday, October 5, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “The Americans have withdrawn from this issue,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, October 5, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “simply not been paying attention and been completely disengaged,” External link

nytimes Monday, October 5, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “simply not been paying attention and been completely disengaged,” External link

nytimes Sunday, October 4, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “The Americans have withdrawn from this issue,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal says : “The US state department wasn’t issuing a statement saying we’re worried about the conflict,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “The Americans have withdrawn from this issue,” External link

guardian Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal says : “The US state department wasn’t issuing a statement saying we’re worried about the conflict,” External link

guardian Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “The Americans have withdrawn from this issue,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal says : “The US state department wasn’t issuing a statement saying we’re worried about the conflict,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal says : “The Russians don’t want to be involved and prefer to play a balancing act and be a mediator,” “But if Armenian territory is under attack, they have no option but to defend Armenia” External link

economist Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal says : “The scary thing is it isn’t clear how either side can walk away with a narrative of victory,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal says : “The scary thing is it isn’t clear how either side can walk away with a narrative of victory,” External link

msn-uk Monday, September 28, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal says : “The scary thing is it isn’t clear how either side can walk away with a narrative of victory,” External link

independent-UK Monday, September 28, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : "The clashes over the last week put an end to a two-year honeymoon period ushered in by the coming to power of Armenia’s new leader, Nikol Pashinyan, after the peaceful revolution in Yerevan in 2018," External link

panarmenian-en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "First, around 36 percent of the population consists of pensioners, many of them with acute health problems. Second, the health system has been severely degraded by five years of conflict and the out-migration of an estimated 1,500 healthcare professionals from the region since the fighting began in 2014. Finally, governance by the de facto authorities is very weak, which could hamper any efforts to respond to a health crisis in the region," External link

unian-en Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “The poem is too perfect, really,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : "Maybe because candidates have differences on domestic issues, it is customary to take an aggressive stance against Tbilisi," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "The Abkhaz authorities and main candidates seem determined to press ahead with the elections, come what may," "There is footage of big election meetings in crowded rooms, despite the pandemic" External link

globalsecurity Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : "Maybe because candidates have differences on domestic issues, it is customary to take an aggressive stance against Tbilisi," External link

rferl Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "The Abkhaz authorities and main candidates seem determined to press ahead with the elections, come what may," External link

rferl Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : “With the dispute still unresolved, it is too much to ask to have the leaders acknowledge their own side’s guilt for these episodes as a Serbian president finally did in 2013 for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. But both Aliyev and Pashinyan are actively obstructing conflict resolution by recycling conspiracy theories,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "I would call this an authoritarian modernization project," External link

wsau Monday, February 10, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “I would call this an authoritarian modernisation project,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, February 10, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "I would call this an authoritarian modernisation project," External link

trust2 Sunday, February 9, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "I would call this an authoritarian modernisation project," External link

trust Sunday, February 9, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "I would call this an authoritarian modernisation project," External link

firstpost Sunday, February 9, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "I would call this an authoritarian modernization project," External link

wsau Sunday, February 9, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "I would call this an authoritarian modernisation project," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, February 9, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "I would call this an authoritarian modernisation project," External link

trust2 Sunday, February 9, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Raul Khadjimba ) : "I think the current crisis in Abkhazia stems mainly from public frustration with a leader, Raul Khajimba, who is perceived to be weak and to have cheated to win the last election," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal noted ( about Raul Khadjimba ) : "Abkhaz politics is always divided, and Khajimba had many enemies" "The politically active segment of the population is quite small -- at best a few hundred people seized the presidential building," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal noted ( about Raul Khadjimba ) : "Abkhaz politics is always divided, and Khajimba had many enemies" "The politically active segment of the population is quite small -- at best a few hundred people seized the presidential building," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Alexander Ankvab ) : "appear to have been pretty much bystanders in this crisis -- unlike in the last one of 2014, when they actively worked to remove Ankvab," "In Moscow they know that any and every Abkhaz leader is heavily reliant on them," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "Bzhania is now the outright favorite to win the next election," "Bzhania was actually the favorite last time round but didn't run because he fell ill in what seems to have been a poisoning incident" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “was a real crossing of the Rubicon for Russia,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “The hawks lost the war but won power,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal says : “For the people who vote in Abkhazia, the elections are quite democratic,” External link

rfi-en Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "One kilometre here, one kilometre there wasn't so important in Soviet days because it was all one country," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "One kilometre here, one kilometre there wasn't so important in Soviet days because it was all one country," External link

trust Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "One kilometre here, one kilometre there wasn't so important in Soviet days because it was all one country," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : “Had Sergei Gavrilov been an ordinary participant in the parliamentary session on June 20, he would probably have got away it,” External link

thenational Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “The Russia factor was the trigger for this crisis, but it was not the cause,” External link

nytimes Sunday, June 23, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Joseph Stalin ) : “Stalin believed that Georgia’s future lay only in union with Russia and didn’t believe his home nation deserved independence or even high autonomy,” External link

thedailybeast Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "Suddenly the mood has changed on #Nkpeace. Very positive statement," External link

panarmenian-en Friday, January 18, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "was launched with great ambitions back in 2009, and what we've seen is more success on the non-recognition and very modest successes on the engagement part," External link

refworld Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:42:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “was launched with great ambitions back in 2009, and what we’ve seen is more success on the non-recognition and very modest successes on the engagement part,” External link

eurasianet Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:39:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : “The perception of a successful military offensive helped reverse two-decades-old feelings of humiliation, and an upsurge of patriotism helped distract the Azerbaijani population from a shrinking economy and falling currency,” External link

eurasianet Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:52:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “Fewer than 1 percent of Armenians support these principles,” External link

eurasianet Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:03:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal says ( about Sergei Lavrov ) : "In the four-day war in April 2016, the Azerbaijani side recaptured two small pockets of territory. The psychological boost the Azerbaijanis received was far bigger. The perception of a successful military offensive helped reverse two-decades-old feelings of humiliation, and an upsurge of patriotism helped distract the Azerbaijani population from a shrinking economy and falling currency," "Now that the latest diplomatic initiative, spearheaded by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, has stalled, there is a temptation for Baku to retry what might be called military leverage - to launch another operation to recapture territory and put pressure on the Armenian side" External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:55:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal suggests : "The Azerbaijani authorities would be under pressure to capture substantial amounts of territory, rather than the small slivers they took last time. The Armenians would be under pressure from their public to fight more strongly than they did last April and reverse any gains made by the other side," External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:55:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal says ( about Sergei Lavrov ) : "In the four-day war in April 2016, the Azerbaijani side recaptured two small pockets of territory. The psychological boost the Azerbaijanis received was far bigger. The perception of a successful military offensive helped reverse two-decades-old feelings of humiliation, and an upsurge of patriotism helped distract the Azerbaijani population from a shrinking economy and falling currency," "Now that the latest diplomatic initiative, spearheaded by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, has stalled, there is a temptation for Baku to retry what might be called military leverageto launch another operation to recapture territory and put pressure on the Armenian side" External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:22:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal suggests : "The Azerbaijani authorities would be under pressure to capture substantial amounts of territory, rather than the small slivers they took last time. The Armenians would be under pressure from their public to fight more strongly than they did last April and reverse any gains made by the other side," External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:22:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “I would say corruption is a whole system in Azerbaijan,” External link

latimes Friday, December 30, 2016 6:12:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “I would say corruption is a whole system in Azerbaijan,” External link

post-gazette Tuesday, December 27, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “I would say corruption is a whole system in Azerbaijan,” External link

latimes Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:09:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “I would say corruption is a whole system in Azerbaijan,” External link

latimes Thursday, December 22, 2016 5:43:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Dream ) : "particularly out in the regions where...[Georgian Dream candidates] have the local authorities behind them and the population [there] is much more likely to vote for the current ruling party," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:45:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Mikhail Saakashvili ) : "I think Saakashvili's friends in Ukraine and the West will be advising him not to go back," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:45:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Mikhail Saakashvili ) : “I think Saakashvili's friends in Ukraine and the West will be advising him not to go back,” External link

rferl Friday, October 7, 2016 8:31:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "No one can be sure who the winner will be, but the vote is expected to be free and fair," External link

voanews Thursday, October 6, 2016 9:58:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "No one can be sure who the winner will be, but the vote is expected to be free and fair," External link

thestar-my Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:57:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "No one can be sure who the winner will be, but the vote is expected to be free and fair," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:38:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "The country's leaders have more limited financial resources to offer a society that is not as politically quiescent as it was a decade ago and where new forms of opposition, such as political Islam, are slowly emerging," "hellip;If Azerbaijan's wider elite does not find a new sense of humility to bridge a large gap between rulers and ruled, the country almost certainly faces political turbulence" External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:21:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : "We can expect angry public voices to be heard in Armenia this spring," External link

azernews Monday, March 2, 2015 6:05:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal claimed : "It is to be assumed that the price of Tsarukian’s capitulation was that a threatened investigation into his monopolies will be called off," External link

azernews Monday, March 2, 2015 6:05:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “This is as bad as it has got since the cease-fire,” External link

nytimes Sunday, February 1, 2015 6:25:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “Fifteen years ago it was still bad but it was just a bunch of trenches with a bunch of soldiers leaning over them with some guns,” “Now, you have this massive heavy weaponry on either side, sometimes only 100 yards from each other, with these drones and so forth” External link

nytimes Sunday, February 1, 2015 6:25:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “This is as bad as it has got since the cease-fire,” External link

nytimes Sunday, February 1, 2015 2:15:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “Fifteen years ago it was still bad but it was just a bunch of trenches with a bunch of soldiers leaning over them with some guns,” “Now, you have this massive heavy weaponry on either side, sometimes only 100 yards from each other, with these drones and so forth” External link

nytimes Sunday, February 1, 2015 2:15:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “This is as bad as it has got since the cease-fire,” External link

nytimes Saturday, January 31, 2015 11:07:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “Fifteen years ago it was still bad but it was just a bunch of trenches with a bunch of soldiers leaning over them with some guns,” “Now, you have this massive heavy weaponry on either side, sometimes only 100 yards from each other, with these drones and so forth” External link

nytimes Saturday, January 31, 2015 11:07:00 PM EAT



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Thomas de Waal

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Thomas de Waal told : "Anyone who has spent time in the region knows that Armenians and Azerbaijanis have a long tradition of trading with one another, particularly in [neighboring] Georgia," External link

rferl Sunday, February 7, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "France should seriously consider renouncing its co-chair position in favour of another European country or an EU-wide position," "It has held the position for 23 years, and a country like Germany or Sweden —- having more balanced relations with Armenia and Azerbaijan -—would almost certainly be able to deliver more" External link

digitaljournal Friday, November 27, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : "Putin might see reasons to push for a full peace agreement that restores relations between two important neighbors, Armenia and Azerbaijan," External link

rferl Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : "Moscow may soon decide that it cannot implement this plan by itself. In that case it is likely to remember its multilateral role and call for the support of the other Minsk Group co-chairs and the OSCE as a whole," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, November 14, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “It was a war of liberation from Russia,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal told : “connecting Istanbul all the way to Bishkek in Central Asia,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal contended : “There are weak points in the deal. Russia may have possibly bitten off more than it can chew. It has fewer than 2,000 troops in the middle of a conflict zone,” “It's a deal but it’s not a peace,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : “Finally, there is nothing about the status of Nagorno-Karabakh in this agreement,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “Shusha has great importance for Azerbaijanis, as a cultural and historical centre and the town where they had a majority population before the war,” “That is almost certainly why their military operation was diverted from Lachin towards the city,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, November 7, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal told : "Shusha has great importance for Azerbaijanis, as a cultural and historical center and the town where they had a majority population before the war," External link

japantoday Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal told : "Shusha has great importance for Azerbaijanis, as a cultural and historical centre and the town where they had a majority population before the war," External link

wsau Friday, November 6, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal told : “Shusha has great importance for Azerbaijanis, as a cultural and historical centre and the town where they had a majority population before the war,” External link

ara-reuters Friday, November 6, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal told : "Shusha has great importance for Azerbaijanis, as a cultural and historical centre and the town where they had a majority population before the war," External link

msn-uk Friday, November 6, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : “The two sides became so entrenched in their positions that a finely spun diplomatic solution found no takers,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, October 30, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : “The only countries that can prevent a war without end or a latter-day Russian-Turkish great-power deal — while reaching a fair settlement — are Armenia and Azerbaijan themselves,” “But doing that would require them to conclude that resolving their conflict is more in their common interest than persisting with military force or allowing others to resolve it for them” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, October 30, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "It's logical that Azerbaijan wanted to start this, not the Armenians, who merely want the status quo," External link

straitstimesSG Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “It’s logical that Azerbaijan wanted to start this, not the Armenians, who merely want the status quo,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “It’s become a total war in a way that it wasn’t before,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Heidar Aliev ) : "Because of the military advantage and the huge public enthusiasm for this campaign, Aliyev may be tempted to go further and move into Karabakh itself," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal told : "I think this would be really catastrophic, both on a humanitarian level and politically as well - it would kill any chance of negotiations and provoke a desperate Armenian response, which we haven't seen yet," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Heidar Aliev ) : "Because of the military advantage and the huge public enthusiasm for this campaign, Aliyev may be tempted to go further and move into Karabakh itself," External link

polandsun Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal told : "I think this would be really catastrophic, both on a humanitarian level and politically as well - it would kill any chance of negotiations and provoke a desperate Armenian response, which we haven't seen yet," External link

polandsun Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal told : “Armenia’s statehood and its independence are inseparable from Nagorno-Karabakh. It is Armenia’s Jerusalem,” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, October 11, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal writes : “the slow descent into violent conflict,” External link

thenation Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “simply not been paying attention and been completely disengaged,” External link

globalresearch Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal adds : "Those days are now over, and the geopolitical equilibrium that prevailed around the conflict is broken," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : "The flare-up can also be seen as a symptom of a world in which the U.S. is no longer acting to defuse regional conflicts," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal adds : “Those days are now over, and the geopolitical equilibrium that prevailed around the conflict is broken,” External link

voanews Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : "The flare-up can also be seen as a symptom of a world in which the U.S. is no longer acting to defuse regional conflicts," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 6, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : "The flare-up can also be seen as a symptom of a world in which the U.S. is no longer acting to defuse regional conflicts," External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 5, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : "The flare-up can also be seen as a symptom of a world in which the U.S. is no longer acting to defuse regional conflicts," External link

CBSnews Monday, October 5, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “The Americans have withdrawn from this issue,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, October 5, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “simply not been paying attention and been completely disengaged,” External link

nytimes Monday, October 5, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “simply not been paying attention and been completely disengaged,” External link

nytimes Sunday, October 4, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “The Americans have withdrawn from this issue,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal says : “The US state department wasn’t issuing a statement saying we’re worried about the conflict,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “The Americans have withdrawn from this issue,” External link

guardian Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal says : “The US state department wasn’t issuing a statement saying we’re worried about the conflict,” External link

guardian Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “The Americans have withdrawn from this issue,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal says : “The US state department wasn’t issuing a statement saying we’re worried about the conflict,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal says : “The Russians don’t want to be involved and prefer to play a balancing act and be a mediator,” “But if Armenian territory is under attack, they have no option but to defend Armenia” External link

economist Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal says : “The scary thing is it isn’t clear how either side can walk away with a narrative of victory,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal says : “The scary thing is it isn’t clear how either side can walk away with a narrative of victory,” External link

msn-uk Monday, September 28, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal says : “The scary thing is it isn’t clear how either side can walk away with a narrative of victory,” External link

independent-UK Monday, September 28, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : "The clashes over the last week put an end to a two-year honeymoon period ushered in by the coming to power of Armenia’s new leader, Nikol Pashinyan, after the peaceful revolution in Yerevan in 2018," External link

panarmenian-en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "First, around 36 percent of the population consists of pensioners, many of them with acute health problems. Second, the health system has been severely degraded by five years of conflict and the out-migration of an estimated 1,500 healthcare professionals from the region since the fighting began in 2014. Finally, governance by the de facto authorities is very weak, which could hamper any efforts to respond to a health crisis in the region," External link

unian-en Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “The poem is too perfect, really,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : "Maybe because candidates have differences on domestic issues, it is customary to take an aggressive stance against Tbilisi," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "The Abkhaz authorities and main candidates seem determined to press ahead with the elections, come what may," "There is footage of big election meetings in crowded rooms, despite the pandemic" External link

globalsecurity Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : "Maybe because candidates have differences on domestic issues, it is customary to take an aggressive stance against Tbilisi," External link

rferl Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "The Abkhaz authorities and main candidates seem determined to press ahead with the elections, come what may," External link

rferl Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : “With the dispute still unresolved, it is too much to ask to have the leaders acknowledge their own side’s guilt for these episodes as a Serbian president finally did in 2013 for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. But both Aliyev and Pashinyan are actively obstructing conflict resolution by recycling conspiracy theories,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, February 26, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "I would call this an authoritarian modernization project," External link

wsau Monday, February 10, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “I would call this an authoritarian modernisation project,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, February 10, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "I would call this an authoritarian modernisation project," External link

trust2 Sunday, February 9, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "I would call this an authoritarian modernisation project," External link

trust Sunday, February 9, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "I would call this an authoritarian modernisation project," External link

firstpost Sunday, February 9, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "I would call this an authoritarian modernization project," External link

wsau Sunday, February 9, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "I would call this an authoritarian modernisation project," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, February 9, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "I would call this an authoritarian modernisation project," External link

trust2 Sunday, February 9, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Raul Khadjimba ) : "I think the current crisis in Abkhazia stems mainly from public frustration with a leader, Raul Khajimba, who is perceived to be weak and to have cheated to win the last election," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal noted ( about Raul Khadjimba ) : "Abkhaz politics is always divided, and Khajimba had many enemies" "The politically active segment of the population is quite small -- at best a few hundred people seized the presidential building," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal noted ( about Raul Khadjimba ) : "Abkhaz politics is always divided, and Khajimba had many enemies" "The politically active segment of the population is quite small -- at best a few hundred people seized the presidential building," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Alexander Ankvab ) : "appear to have been pretty much bystanders in this crisis -- unlike in the last one of 2014, when they actively worked to remove Ankvab," "In Moscow they know that any and every Abkhaz leader is heavily reliant on them," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "Bzhania is now the outright favorite to win the next election," "Bzhania was actually the favorite last time round but didn't run because he fell ill in what seems to have been a poisoning incident" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “was a real crossing of the Rubicon for Russia,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “The hawks lost the war but won power,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal says : “For the people who vote in Abkhazia, the elections are quite democratic,” External link

rfi-en Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "One kilometre here, one kilometre there wasn't so important in Soviet days because it was all one country," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "One kilometre here, one kilometre there wasn't so important in Soviet days because it was all one country," External link

trust Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "One kilometre here, one kilometre there wasn't so important in Soviet days because it was all one country," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : “Had Sergei Gavrilov been an ordinary participant in the parliamentary session on June 20, he would probably have got away it,” External link

thenational Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “The Russia factor was the trigger for this crisis, but it was not the cause,” External link

nytimes Sunday, June 23, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Joseph Stalin ) : “Stalin believed that Georgia’s future lay only in union with Russia and didn’t believe his home nation deserved independence or even high autonomy,” External link

thedailybeast Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "Suddenly the mood has changed on #Nkpeace. Very positive statement," External link

panarmenian-en Friday, January 18, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "was launched with great ambitions back in 2009, and what we've seen is more success on the non-recognition and very modest successes on the engagement part," External link

refworld Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:42:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “was launched with great ambitions back in 2009, and what we’ve seen is more success on the non-recognition and very modest successes on the engagement part,” External link

eurasianet Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:39:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : “The perception of a successful military offensive helped reverse two-decades-old feelings of humiliation, and an upsurge of patriotism helped distract the Azerbaijani population from a shrinking economy and falling currency,” External link

eurasianet Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:52:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “Fewer than 1 percent of Armenians support these principles,” External link

eurasianet Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:03:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal says ( about Sergei Lavrov ) : "In the four-day war in April 2016, the Azerbaijani side recaptured two small pockets of territory. The psychological boost the Azerbaijanis received was far bigger. The perception of a successful military offensive helped reverse two-decades-old feelings of humiliation, and an upsurge of patriotism helped distract the Azerbaijani population from a shrinking economy and falling currency," "Now that the latest diplomatic initiative, spearheaded by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, has stalled, there is a temptation for Baku to retry what might be called military leverage - to launch another operation to recapture territory and put pressure on the Armenian side" External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:55:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal suggests : "The Azerbaijani authorities would be under pressure to capture substantial amounts of territory, rather than the small slivers they took last time. The Armenians would be under pressure from their public to fight more strongly than they did last April and reverse any gains made by the other side," External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:55:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal says ( about Sergei Lavrov ) : "In the four-day war in April 2016, the Azerbaijani side recaptured two small pockets of territory. The psychological boost the Azerbaijanis received was far bigger. The perception of a successful military offensive helped reverse two-decades-old feelings of humiliation, and an upsurge of patriotism helped distract the Azerbaijani population from a shrinking economy and falling currency," "Now that the latest diplomatic initiative, spearheaded by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, has stalled, there is a temptation for Baku to retry what might be called military leverageto launch another operation to recapture territory and put pressure on the Armenian side" External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:22:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal suggests : "The Azerbaijani authorities would be under pressure to capture substantial amounts of territory, rather than the small slivers they took last time. The Armenians would be under pressure from their public to fight more strongly than they did last April and reverse any gains made by the other side," External link

panarmenian-en Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:22:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “I would say corruption is a whole system in Azerbaijan,” External link

latimes Friday, December 30, 2016 6:12:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “I would say corruption is a whole system in Azerbaijan,” External link

post-gazette Tuesday, December 27, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “I would say corruption is a whole system in Azerbaijan,” External link

latimes Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:09:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “I would say corruption is a whole system in Azerbaijan,” External link

latimes Thursday, December 22, 2016 5:43:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Dream ) : "particularly out in the regions where...[Georgian Dream candidates] have the local authorities behind them and the population [there] is much more likely to vote for the current ruling party," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:45:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Mikhail Saakashvili ) : "I think Saakashvili's friends in Ukraine and the West will be advising him not to go back," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:45:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Mikhail Saakashvili ) : “I think Saakashvili's friends in Ukraine and the West will be advising him not to go back,” External link

rferl Friday, October 7, 2016 8:31:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "No one can be sure who the winner will be, but the vote is expected to be free and fair," External link

voanews Thursday, October 6, 2016 9:58:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "No one can be sure who the winner will be, but the vote is expected to be free and fair," External link

thestar-my Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:57:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "No one can be sure who the winner will be, but the vote is expected to be free and fair," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:38:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : "The country's leaders have more limited financial resources to offer a society that is not as politically quiescent as it was a decade ago and where new forms of opposition, such as political Islam, are slowly emerging," "hellip;If Azerbaijan's wider elite does not find a new sense of humility to bridge a large gap between rulers and ruled, the country almost certainly faces political turbulence" External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:21:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal wrote : "We can expect angry public voices to be heard in Armenia this spring," External link

azernews Monday, March 2, 2015 6:05:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal claimed : "It is to be assumed that the price of Tsarukian’s capitulation was that a threatened investigation into his monopolies will be called off," External link

azernews Monday, March 2, 2015 6:05:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “This is as bad as it has got since the cease-fire,” External link

nytimes Sunday, February 1, 2015 6:25:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “Fifteen years ago it was still bad but it was just a bunch of trenches with a bunch of soldiers leaning over them with some guns,” “Now, you have this massive heavy weaponry on either side, sometimes only 100 yards from each other, with these drones and so forth” External link

nytimes Sunday, February 1, 2015 6:25:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “This is as bad as it has got since the cease-fire,” External link

nytimes Sunday, February 1, 2015 2:15:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “Fifteen years ago it was still bad but it was just a bunch of trenches with a bunch of soldiers leaning over them with some guns,” “Now, you have this massive heavy weaponry on either side, sometimes only 100 yards from each other, with these drones and so forth” External link

nytimes Sunday, February 1, 2015 2:15:00 AM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “This is as bad as it has got since the cease-fire,” External link

nytimes Saturday, January 31, 2015 11:07:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said : “Fifteen years ago it was still bad but it was just a bunch of trenches with a bunch of soldiers leaning over them with some guns,” “Now, you have this massive heavy weaponry on either side, sometimes only 100 yards from each other, with these drones and so forth” External link

nytimes Saturday, January 31, 2015 11:07:00 PM EAT



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chercheur6.90%FR01/05/201705/01/2017
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Thomas de WaalFR17.24%
Thomas de WaalEU13.79%
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Thomas De WaalFR10.34%
Thomas de WaalRU0.69%
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