The ANCA Endowment is devoted to defending the freedom, security, and prosperity of the independent Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, in the face of ongoing Azerbaijani acts and threats of aggression.
In support of these aims, we have:
- Helped prevent U.S. Senate confirmation of Matt Bryza as U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan, due to his troubling diplomatic track record, his inordinately close ties to Azerbaijani and Turkish officials, and conflict of interest issues related to Caspian energy interests.
- Built a growing American constituency of Members of Congress, analysts, journalists, and civic leaders who understand the history of the Nagorno Karabakh democracy movement, affirm the Nagorno Karabakh Republic’s right to self-determination, and counter pressure from the powerful oil industry to tilt the peace process in favor of Azerbaijan.
- Educated legislators about the contributions to peace and stability offered by strengthening Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act, a provision of law that prohibits U.S. aid to Azerbaijan because of its aggression and blockades against Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh.
- Underscored the benefits of the approximately $32 million in direct aid that the U.S. has provided to Nagorno Karabakh, stressed the value of maintaining U.S. military aid parity to Yerevan and Baku, and highlighted the contributions to regional peace of actions banning U.S. military aid and potential dual-military use sales to Azerbaijan. until it ceases all acts and threats of violence.
- Supported the reinstatement of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh as a full participant in all discussions and deliberations by the OSCE Minsk Group, and the removal of all barriers to broad-based U.S.-Nagorno Karabakh governmental and civil society communication, exchanges, contacts, travel, and cooperation.