Scott Horton Interviews Ara Sanjian and Dennis Marburger
Ara Sanjian, Associate Professor in Armenian and Middle Eastern History, discusses the Armenian demonstrations that are somewhat inspired by Egypt et al, but are of a different character; discontent about lack of political reform and economic opportunity; conflicts arising from border disputes with Azerbaijan; how the Soviet dissolution left the Armenian economy in the hands of oligarchs; and the few bright spots: an educated populace and affordable internet access and mobile phones.
MP3 here. (15:35)
Ara Sanjian is Associate Professor in Armenian and Middle Eastern History at the University of Michigan – Dearborn.
Dennis Marburger is a friend of Antiwar Radio.