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Ukrainian Crisis, Turkey and Eurasia: Who Wins?

... countries will cope with it either. Turkey, on the other hand, has sufficient political weight, it is part of the Western security community, and at the same time plays an independent role. The Ukrainian crisis has strengthened the status of Ankara. Azerbaijan is another winning player. Baku maintains partnership relations with Moscow, but it does not have excessive obligations. The current crisis has sharply increased demand for Azerbaijani oil. The country will receive significant income. At the ...


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 ...


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 ...


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: However, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev ...


RIAC and AIR Center Round Table on Prospects for Cooperation between Azerbaijan and Russia, Security and Logistics in the South Caucasus

On May 24, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council and Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center, Azerbaijan) held a closed meeting on the prospects for cooperation between Azerbaijan and Russia: security and logistics in the South Caucasus On May 24, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and Center of Analysis of International Relations ...


Nikol Pashinyan’s Imprint on the 2020 Karabakh War: Did He Instigate the War?

... environment as well as the shortsighted diplomacy of Nikol Pashinyan to wage the war, not leaving it for the years to come, when the balance of power could be restored The Karabakh issue has always been an issue shaping Armenian politics. In September 2020, Azerbaijan initiated large-scale hostilities against the unrecognized Nagorno Karabakh Republic, and Armenia attempted to defend its compatriots in the region. I believe that Armenia [ 1 ] suffered a systemic defeat during the 2020 Artsakh [ 2 ] War,...


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 ...


Blue Ocean Strategy for South Caucasus

... latest example, as most of the ethnic quarrels in the South Caucasus are still ongoing since 1991, with Abkhazia and South Ossetia remaining de facto [ 1 ] independent from Georgia, while only one of the three recognized countries (Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan), Armenia, has managed to join a supranational framework [ 2 ]. In over three decades, the political-economic context of the region has deteriorated with a continuous decline in birth rates coupled with emigration, difficult economic recovery ...


China Political Risk Architecture Exposed in South Caucasus

China-Azerbaijan relations after the Second Karabakh War remain in passive mode. More widely, reactionary foreign policy has exposed China’s Belt and Road narrative as both politically and economically thin. As access narratives across crucial chokepoints ...


Karabakh—A Delicate Matter

After over 200 years, Russia’s commitment to the Caucasus remains firm On November 9, Russia signed a peace statement with the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan, ending the most recent war in Nagorno-Karabakh. Overall, Moscow emerged as the clear winner by ending hostilities, introducing peacekeepers, and maintaining its central role in the vital Caucasus region. However, Russia’s direct intervention ...


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