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Moscow’s New Rules

... equally unwilling to cede parts of their sovereignty to supranational bodies that would be dominated by Russia. This dual refusal has put an end to the outsize ambitions of some, and unrealistic expectations of others. With Belarus, Russia set out to ... ... categories, it is far behind its competitors. Russians today get most of their knowledge of the other former Soviet republics, from Armenia and Azerbaijan to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, from those who come to seek work in Russia. There is virtually no desire ...


Nagorno-Karabakh: A Frozen Conflict Rethawed

... attack on the Republic of Artsakh. The clashes, and with them military and civilian victims on both sides, are ongoing at the time of writing. Yet another escalation of the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Republic of Artsakh and neighbouring Armenia have introduced martial law and total mobilization, while Azerbaijan introduced martial law and a curfew, with partial mobilization being declared on September 28. International entities such as the United Nations, the European Union, as well ...


Nagorno-Karabakh: Will the Landscape Change following the Latest Unrest?

... the desire to find a way out of this impasse, and Washington and Ankara will work together to try and ensure a quick settlement to the conflict. As far as the strategists in Washington see it, Azerbaijan is far more invested in finding a solution than Armenia is. This is why we have seen significant changes in the U.S. policy towards Yerevan, including insisting that the latter make certain concessions in order to bring the conflict to an end. The arrival of Nikol Pashinyan as Prime Minister of Armenia ...


The Trans-Caucasus in 2019 Is Not a Monolithic Region

... presidential power has been transferred from father to son. Azerbaijan was the trailblazer in this mode of power transfer. For nearly two decades, Georgia has not been able to resolve the problem of a legitimate and legal transfer of supreme state power. Armenia’s gift to the post-Soviet space was also a curious precedent: for the first time since the collapse of the USSR, a former president, upon leaving office, attempted a return to politics as a die-hard opposition member. In 2008, Levon Ter-Petrosyan ...


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,...


Russia – Learning from Armenia

... Armenian authoritarianism”, Moscow’s reluctance to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the need to put an end to isolation, which is allegedly good for Russia, and so on. The United States in the most active of the external players in Armenia. Thus, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the key vehicle of American “soft power” in the world, had an official budget of $23 million in 2014. In 2015, it was increased to $27 million [26] . REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili Alexander Skakov: Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: March ...


Armenian Experts’ Debate: “Membership in the EEU in Exchange for Security”

... Mezhevich: “Money in the Morning — Chairs In The Evening” or “Eastern Partnership” before the Riga Summit Arshaluis Mgdesian : Armenia’s accession to the EEU has already produced a major impact. The main reason is Armenia’s refusal to sign the negotiated Association Agreement with the EU — which came as a surprise to many — which was for the most part due to security considerations. That was a major blow on Armenia’s international reputation. However, Armenia ...


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

... 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 of her alleged role ...


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