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Threading the Needle: Turkey’s East-West Balancing Act

... mediators, supporting people's right to self-determination, the principle of territorial integrity, and the non-use of force. Turkey sets itself apart from this area of rare agreement between the U.S. and Russia through its complete and overt support of Azerbaijan. Through political support as well as through the provision of material, Turkey has encouraged Azerbaijan to be more assertive in resolving this conflict. During the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War, Turkey supported Azerbaijan materially with drones ...

Breeding Nathan
Опубликовано:
20.04.2022 13:02:51

Peacekeeping in Nagorno-Karabakh: Perceptions and Impacts on Russia’s Bilateral Relations

... peacekeeping tasks such as clearing landmines and patrols along the line of contact, to more atypical tasks such as retrieving stray cattle. What is clear is that whether removing bomb fragments from crop fields or escorting civilians to graves behind Azerbaijan’s positions, the small group of Russian forces is in high demand for those living in Karabakh. Though it is apparent that the peacekeepers are a welcome addition for the Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh, the international aspects of the ...

Breeding Nathan
Опубликовано:
15.03.2022 19:33:55

Complex neighborhood relationship of Azerbaijan and Iran

The Iranian army recently held massive military exercises near its border with Azerbaijan. These drills come against the backdrop of escalating disputes between the two neighbors after Baku imposed tariffs on Iranian trucks crossing the border and heading to Karabakh.Source: dailysabah.com However, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev ...

Джасем Басель Хадж
Опубликовано:
05.10.2021 18:45:02

The Turkish Konrul: How Ankara Uses the Turkic Council to Re-Engage in Central Asia

... assert itself as a great power on the international scene, without having to resort to obtaining any nuclear arsenal. The Turkic Council in the spotlight The Turkic Council is an international organization founded on October 3, 2009 in Nakhchivan in Azerbaijan, comprising some of the Turkic countries—states which are Turkic-speaking, of Turkic origins, or both—consisting of Turkey, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, so to say most of Central Asia. It is noteworthy that the idea ...

Ламберт Майкл
Опубликовано:
21.05.2021 18:36:04

Russia’s Foreign Policy Towards and Influence on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

... 1994 Bishkek Protocol. Twenty-six years later, on the 9th and 10th of October 2020, it was Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, whose mediation role was critical in the more-than-ten-hour negotiation marathon with his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts, which eventually led to the ceasefire agreement. Nevertheless, it took notably longer than before to bring the sides to the negotiation table and all attempts at upholding the ceasefire (the second agreed upon with the input ...

Považan Martin
Опубликовано:
09.11.2020 16:15:42

Will Turkey establish a military base in Azerbaijan?

The political and media circles in the former Soviet countries continually discuss the issue of establishing a Turkish military base in the Republic of Azerbaijan in the South Caucasus. The discussion of the Turkish military presence in Azerbaijan is always linked to the coldness or warmth of relations between Moscow and Ankara, especially when the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict flares up.Source: AA Photo ...

Джасем Басель Хадж
Опубликовано:
21.08.2020 19:25:41

Ten reasons why joining the EAEU could be beneficial for Azerbaijan

_ Yuri Kofner, editor-in-chief, Eurasian Studies. Munich, 8 February 2020.Azerbaijan joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) could reduce the costs of imported intermediate goods for the Azerbaijani industry, increase exports of the agricultural and non-oil sectors of the republic by USD 280 million, improve the working ...

Кофнер Юрий
Опубликовано:
09.02.2020 12:36:01

Oil and Nation-Building in Azerbaijan

In 1994, when Azerbaijan struck the ‘Contract of the Century’, it seemed that the republic’s future was defined for many years to come. The infamous oil contract has had a tremendous effect on Azerbaijan’s role and presence in the world energy network: an estimated ...

Брейнингер Ольга
Опубликовано:
26.05.2016 14:24:00

Russia straddles two sides in the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute

Tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh are far from over, and that places Russia in a very uncomfortable situation: trying to maintain friendly relations with two strategic allies while getting them both to the negotiating table. By Pavel Koshkin ...

Direct Russia
Опубликовано:
13.04.2016 00:52:00

Are We Paying too much Attention to the Assistant Secretary of State?

... Professor, Editor-in-Chief of the International Trends journal Reflections in the footsteps of Victoria Nuland’s Transcaucasia tour For several days now, the Russian media has been abuzz over what one journalist dubbed the “explosive” tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia taken by Victoria Nuland, whom it has referred to as assistant to the U.S. Secretary of State, but who is actually the assistant to the Under Secretary of State.  Interest in Nuland is being fueled by a distorted assessment ...

РСМД Эксперты
Опубликовано:
06.03.2015 18:04:00

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