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Seminar on Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Space and CIS Policy

Most of the expert discussions were focused on the question of Nagorno-Karabakh, following the presentation of the report International Crisis Group report “Digging out of Deadlock in Nagorno-Karabakh” by Olesya Vartanyan and Zaur Shiriyev. On 3 March 2020, the Russian International Affairs Council hosted a ...


Can the South Caucasus Conflicts Escalate into a Regional War?

What is the situation in the region, and how to mitigate the risks of the conflicts? The South Caucasus and Southeast Ukraine are the two significant hotspots in Europe. There 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,...


Azerbaijan after the Presidential Elections: Internal and Foreign Policy Dynamics

... populism, Ilham Aliyev maintained the image of a respectable politician, although he did not escape the rigid rhetoric about Karabakh. What is the sense of shifting the election’s date then, if the result was quite predictable? Sergey Markedonov: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: At the Crossroads of Foreign Policy Interests Formally, the elections were shifted because of the ceremonies dedicated to the centenary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, the first national state of Azerbaijanis, proclaimed ...


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

... 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 de facto independent State, ethnically Armenian but part of the territory ...


Armenia's Doubts on Russia Ties Prompt Pro-EU Maneuvering

... country's declining economic performance doubled with Russia's weak economic situation following Western sanctions and the negligible economic benefits of the EEU's Customs Union for Armenia. Flickr / Marco Fieber CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Sergey Markedonov: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: At the Crossroads of Foreign Policy Interests Moreover, Armenia's economic dependence (notably in the key sectors of energy and transportation infrastructure) on Russia, which is a result of the presidencies of Robert Kocharian ...


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

... (where the Armenian diaspora in key European states and the U.S. play a major role), to put it bluntly, will be influenced by the success or failure of the Normandy Quartet on Ukraine. Hovhannes Nikoghosyan: An Echo of the Little War in Nagorno-Karabakh Meanwhile, the relations with Brussels and Washington will depend not only on Ukraine, and the pace of domestic reforms or democratic processes [4] , but on the willingness of the EU and the U.S. to seek alternative grounds for cooperation ...


The Post-Soviet Space in 2017

In 2017, we are likely to see more skirmishes in Nagorno-Karabakh, since neither party learned the lessons from the escalation that took place last spring: information on the truce being periodically breached keeps coming in. Most likely, the conflict will not be resolved, but its escalation into a ...


The Iskanders in Armenia: Restoration of a Balance or a New Round of the Arms Race?

... foreign state. Most likely though, this is an export version featuring a reduced range of 250–280 kilometers (instead of the standard 500). That said, this is more than enough for the Armenian armed forces given the configuration of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. The special attention enjoyed by the supply of the Iskanders to Armenia is due to the so-called “four-day war”. Most likely, the Iskanders appeared in the Armenian army before April 2016: Rumours of their actual or anticipated ...


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