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Moscow’s New Rules

... borderland. Vis-à-vis Georgia, the border is protected by Russian military outposts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Vis-à-vis Azerbaijan, a degree of cooperation with Baku is required. This doesn’t mean that all alliances are useless. In Central Asia,... ... 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 ...


Nagorno-Karabakh: A Frozen Conflict Rethawed

The EU can’t fix this, and with the United States disinterested, the task of creating long-lasting peace in the region falls upon Russia On the morning of September 27, 2020, along the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact, the armed forces of Azerbaijan launched an 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 ...


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

... sides and the United States and Turkey have long expressed 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 Trans-Caucasus in 2019 Is Not a Monolithic Region

... for accession. Consequently, strategic cooperation with NATO was, in addition to rhetoric, bolstered by a popular vote. The Trans-Caucasus is the only region in the post-Soviet space where 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 ...


Trio in Tehran

... innovation of the trilateral negotiations was the project to create a gas corridor from Russia to Iran through the territory of Azerbaijan. It is difficult to call this result a breakthrough, but the successful implementation of the new project combined ... ... implemented without Russia’s participation. Khamenei’s Signals to Russia Irina Fedorova: Hypertension between Iran and the USA Russia and Iran have become indispensable political and military partners in the Syrian war, which is accompanied by an unprecedented,...


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

... Nagorno-Karabakh 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 ...


Russia – Learning from Armenia

... The “case of Valery Permyakov” (January 2015) seriously aggravated bilateral relations [24] . Like Russia–Azerbaijan cooperation it did not cause Yerevan to revise its foreign policy priorities, but rather created a negative emotional ... ... 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,...


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 ...


Azerbaijan – US relations based on the Energy Card

... emerged asacritical component forWestern energy security policy and also becamea key player in the evolving balance of power in Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East. According to Zbigniew Brzezinski in his book ‘The Grand Chessboard’, “Azerbaijan has taken on a particular strategic value since independence, connected by pipelines to Western markets that do not pass through the territory controlled by the Russians, and would be an important channel of access for advanced economies and ...


The West against Iran: tough choices for neighboring states

... sanctions and take the military option off the table, which is more likely after the November 6 presidential vote. Collateral Risks for Caspian and Central Asian Countries Photo: Field "Shah Deniz" in the Caspian, developed in partnership BP-Azerbaijan, SOCAR Azerbaijan, «LUKOIL», «NICO» and «Total» With the threat of a military conflict over Iran growing, there is a heightened need for risk forecasting in Russia and Caspian states, which definitely have ...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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