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Trio in Tehran

... Caspian. To resolve the latter issue, by the way, the trilateral format is not enough, even under the most positive scenario, since Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan also claim their right for Caspian resources. It should not be forgotten that in the Russia-Iran-Azerbaijan trio the last participant obviously loses to the other two in both political and economic power. For geographic reasons, Baku in this cooperation acts more as an indispensable intermediary between Tehran and Moscow, in their energy and logistics ...


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

... spoke about the key issues of the international agenda that will be discussed at the forthcoming UN General Assembly, including the settlement of the 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 ...


The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: At the Crossroads of Foreign Policy Interests

... and Iran, both of which claim the role of independent actors with interests different from those of Moscow and Washington. At the same time, Ankara and Tehran offer different participation models for resolving the confrontation. While Turkey has taken Azerbaijan’s side [6] , Iran attempts to act as an intermediary balancing between Yerevan and Baku [7] . In this context, Turkey’s stance as a NATO country is significantly different from that of its NATO allies, the United States and France, which advocate a compromise ...


Armenia after 25 years of Independence: Maintaining Stability in an Unpredictable Neighborhood

... opportunities for Yerevan — depending on how well Armenia will manage to cooperate in economic and security spheres in a more competitive environment. The two indicators for these relations will be the railway construction project and transit of Iranian gas through Armenia. Azerbaijan will continue to remain the major threat for the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh and Armenia. Gas exports will not be able to compensate for Azerbaijan’s dwindling oil production, even after the completion of the second stage of the Shah ...


The Birth of the “Caspian Three”?

... trade turnover between the two countries dropped in January-June 2016. Russia’s and Azerbaijan’s trade relations with Iran are, on the contrary, on the upswing after the lifting of sanctions: it is predicted that the trade turnover between Iran and Azerbaijan will grow by 80% in 2016, and the Russian-Iranian trade turnover will grow by 60-70% . Qazvin-Rasht-Astara railway under construction connecting Iran and Azerbaijan is marked in red. The possibility of constructing the North-South ...


Summit of heads of Caspian region states in Astrakhan

... Russia and Azerbaijan divided “their” part of the shelf, and the three countries agreed between themselves. Iran, however, refuses to recognise these agreements. The question of how to divide the southern sector and resolve the issues between Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkmenia remains extremely important in efforts to determine the status of the Caspian. This is the area where it has proved impossible to reach agreement. All five countries in the region, however, have undertaken not to allow other states ...


The Devil Is in the Detail: Outcomes of the Meeting on the Caspian Sea

... mechanism for imposing a moratorium on catching sturgeon. According to official statements, the negotiations only made headway on environmental issues (such as conserving the sturgeon population). In addition, the “Caspian Five” (Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan) reaffirmed the principle of Caspian states’ non-interference in regional affairs. As far as I can gather, no progress has been achieved on the main problem, i.e. agreeing spheres of influence. And without that, signing the Convention ...


2013: the Caspian Year

One Region – Many Problems and Objectives In 2013, the Caspian Region should be eventful, with the Fourth Caspian Summit to take place by the end of the year, and presidential elections in Iran in June and in Azerbaijan in October. In the first half of the year, Barack Obama is going to unveil his second-term regional foreign policy priorities, which will to a great extent define the situation around Iran's nuclear program and the solution of Afghan problems....


The West against Iran: tough choices for neighboring states

... the country has implemented mammoth hydrocarbon projects: the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline and Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline, as well as the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli and Shah-Deniz production fields. Second, there is an underlying ethnic issue. Iran and Azerbaijan are hostage to their geopolitical, historical and ethnic environment, as the Azeri form a sizable minority in Iran and the core ethnos of Azerbaijan. With pressure on Iran growing, the West is likely to apply any tool, including this split ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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