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Can the South Caucasus Conflicts Escalate into a Regional War?

... are still some tensions in the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict while the Georgian-Abkhaz and the Georgian-Ossetian ones are quite stable. Changes in the South Caucasus military balance have greatly affected the future of these confrontations. For Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, it is difficult to find stability because of a lack of official open-source data precludes effective conflict resolution. Without this assessment, it is not possible to judge the prospects for freezing, settling,...


EAEU, MERCOSUR and Integration

EAEU and MERCOSUR: Opportunities for Transcontinental Cooperation The transformation of international trade has significantly picked up pace as of late. Sanctions and protectionism (and its rather aggressive variant used by the United States) prompt states to create alternative institutions and integration alliances based on the principles of liberalism, equality and openness. Acting together is the only way for states to withstand such a disturbance of the balance in the global trade system and...


Russia–Armenia Relations and the April Revolution

Why Armenia’s opposition shied away from anti-Russian rhetoric Starting in April, 2018, Armenia witnessed a remarkable political revolution, prompted by Serzh Sargsyan’s attempt to remain in office by becoming the country’s Prime Minister. As massive ...


Azerbaijan after the Presidential Elections: Internal and Foreign Policy Dynamics

... minorities, they tend to be conservative and not interested in changing the leadership, which might bring unpredictability to their status. An aim to strengthen the army (as a reference: the military budget of Azerbaijan is higher than the national budget of Armenia) makes the armed forces a serious ally of the state. Stability is an attractive brand both for the common man on the street and for businessmen who experienced the short-term rule of the "Popular Front" in the 1990s. At the same time,...


Nagorno-Karabakh: can the “Velvet Revolution” in Armenia bring to a conflict with Azerbaijan?

“Turkey, Azerbaijan… what are you waiting for?” Serious or not, these were words appeared on a Facebook comment some days ago, in relation to the tense climate of protests ongoing in Armenia. The reference is clear: the comment is related to the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azeri region under Armenian military occupation which declared itself independent during the collapse of the Soviet Union as the “Republic of Artsakh”. This ...


What is going on in Yerevan?

The events of the last few days have already dealt a major blow to Serzh Sargsyan’s legitimacy as Armenia’s new Prime Minister The events of the last few days in Yerevan seem to have come as a surprise not just to the authorities and analysts, but to many opposition supporters as well. Only a week ago, it seemed that nothing could threaten Armenia’s ...


Evolution of Post-Soviet Space: Past, Present and Future: An Anthology

This publication includes 53 articles analysing the main development trends in the post-Soviet space – both the geopolitical region as a whole and the individual countries that make it up. The anthology consists of three sections: the first section is retrospective in nature and looks at the post-Soviet space 20 years after the collapse of the USSR; the second section analyses the current state of the former Soviet nations; and the third section provides a number of forecasts for the development...


Armenia Plays a Positive Role in Improving Russian-Georgian Relations

At the end of 2017 discussions on the implementation of the Russian-Georgian Agreement signed in 2011 were rather intensified. The agreement envisages the creation of alternative corridors between Russia and Georgia, which are crucial both for Armenia and the whole region. "Armedia" IAA presents an exclusive interview with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin on the implementation of the 2011 Agreement, the Russian-Georgian relations and Armenia's possible role. At ...


Association Lite: Armenian Take on “Integration of Integrations”

Is the Yerevan–EU agreement compatible with Armenia’s commitments in its relations with the EAEU and Russia? The agreement with the EU may advance Armenia’s energy security in the power sector in the medium and long term. On November 24, 2017, Brussels will host the Eastern Partnership Summit....


The aggravation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has a pernicious effect on international stability

... conflict, end of the war in Ukraine, reduction of tensions over the nuclear deal with Iran, and Turkey's heated relations with the West. - Andrey Vadimovich, how do you assess the prospects for the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia on the fields of the UN General Assembly? - Any meeting between high representatives of these two countries is very important, since contacts, exchange of positions, comparison of viewpoints, perhaps the establishment of relations are maybe small,...


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