June 9, 2007 - 15:20 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net
- State institutions of Nagorno work much effective of those of Azerbaijan, and exactly that established efficiency does not allow to view the unrecognized states as "criminal enclaves", Head of the department of international relations at the Institute of Political and Military Studies Sergey Markedonov
thinks. "Such criterion, like the level of regime's democracy too not always works when comparing recognized and unrecognized states. Authoritarizm and unrecognized formation are not quite the same identical concepts. Unlike Azerbaijan, nobody in Nagorno Karabakh will event think about seriously preparing an operation like "Successor in Azerbaijan for passing the power from the father to son and event to discuss similar scenarios," he writes in "Russia and Global Policy" magazine.
Markedonov reminds that borders of the self-declared states not always coincide with the borders of former soviet autonomous regions -the territorial base of unrecognized formations. Nagorno Karabakh
includes not only the former Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO), but also the Shahumyan region. Today this territory, as well as part of NKR's Mardakert and Martouni regions is under the jurisdiction of Azerbaijan. "However, if we apply the criterion of sovereignty, say, towards Georgia or Azerbaijan, we will see that they have problems in this sphere. By 1991 Baku lost its control over the whole territory of NKAO and by 1994 -over the seven Azerbaijani regions," he underlines.
The Russian political scientist also writes that from the formal-legal viewpoint unrecognized states, which emerged in the result of the collapse of USSR, do not exist for the world community. "However, this does not prevent them to be real participants of the "great game" on the territory of the former Soviet Union. What do the unrecognized states differ by from those, which are recognized in the international level? By the existence of official status? But the world community, which establishes such a status, experiences a deep crisis in itself: after the collapse of Yalta-Potsdam world system contours of the new world order became quite indistinct. Consequently, criteria of recognized and not recognized also became washed out as such. In political and publicistic literature these formations are called self-declared. But this determination too is not quite correct, since all large modern states "declared their independence themselves"," Sergey Markedonov underscores.