U.S. independence day: highlights of Ilham Aliyev`s letter

2019-07-08 17:39:19

July 4 marked the 243rd anniversary of independence of the United States of America. Donald Trump became the first U.S. President in 70 years to address the nation on this occasion and hold a military parade. Heads of state of many countries sent congratulatory messages to the U.S. leader. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev`s letter to his American counterpart grabbed much interest. The U.S. leader earlier sent a letter to President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the Republic Day. Experts were anticipating the Azerbaijani President`s message. Against a backdrop of President Ilham Aliyev`s letter, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan`s message of congratulation to Donald Trump looks very unnatural. The Armenian leader, in fact, failed to highlight any specific fact. He used general and empty words. This article will therefore provide a deep analysis of President Ilham Aliyev`s views that he expressed in the letter to his American counterpart.

Geopolitical changes in South Caucasus: John Bolton vs Armenia

2019-07-03 20:42:30

Information warfare refers to attempts to influence public opinion for certain purposes. It may also involve absurd allegations against superpowers. But under current volatile geopolitical conditions, manipulation of public opinion may trigger very unpleasant processes. In this context, allegations made by Armenian experts contain dangerous nuances. In order to make their information warfare persuasive, Armenians make allegations against other countries` officials. But sooner or later the truth comes out. However, in many cases public opinion may be misled. This article will analyze primitive aspects of Armenians` information warfare.

Avoiding reconciliation: Armenians distort Washington discussions

2019-06-25 16:31:35

The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenian held another meeting in Washington, mediated by the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group. The meeting grabbed the media spotlight. But the Armenian side distorted some details of the meeting. Yerevan appears to be losing the sense of logic behind its position. It ether distorts the Azerbaijani side`s views, or invents different lies. Armenia is trying to perpetuate the status quo rather than withdrawing from Azerbaijan`s occupied lands. All these efforts, of course, are doomed to failure. Sooner or later the occupying forces will be expelled from the Azerbaijani lands. This article will highlight the Washington meeting from this perspective.

Security and cooperation platform in Asia: geopolitical importance to Azerbaijan

2019-06-21 18:07:53

Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe hosted the fifth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA). The heads of state and government discussed the ways of making the region safer and more developed and also focused on the existing dangers, risks and threats. Azerbaijan was represented by Prime Minister Novruz Mammadov. In his speech at the Summit, the Prime Minister highlighted a number of issues and reiterated the necessity of finding a solution to the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The Summit heard interesting views and forecasts. This article will analyze them from a single geopolitical perspective.

Turkey`s great struggle: Saving the Middle East from risks and threats

2019-06-20 16:21:58

Experts point out the deepening geopolitical struggle in the Middle East. In particular, dangerous scenarios are set in relation to Turkey. Ankara is sieged from several directions, and plans are in place to draw Turkey into chaos. Even fake maps are being drawn. The main goal is to split Muslim states into small entities and take complete domination of the region. But some of these forces seem to begin to understand that their plans are wrong. We hear statements at several levels that intervention in the Middle East was completely wrong. But what is interesting is that no one steps back. The struggle continues with new methods, and an emphasis is placed on the political and diplomatic activity. Against this background, geopolitical moves are also made. There are plans to create a large terrorist corridor. This article will give an insight into some of the aspects of Turkey`s geopolitical struggle under these circumstances.

RAND Corporation`s forecasts: the four-component plan against Russia

2019-06-13 18:30:12

American nonprofit global policy think tank the RAND Corporation has published a new research, analyzing what the United States should do to unbalance Russia. Authors of the research boast a diverse range of professional and educational experiences. The research therefore caused great interest. Russian experts are analyzing the proposals featured in the research. The geopolitical matters involving four components draw particular attention. The research mentions the South Caucasus among other issues. The American side seems to be trying to involve the South Caucasus countries in the U.S-Russia standoff. With this in mind, the geopolitical aspects of the RAND Corporation`s research need to be analyzed.

Ashgabat summit of heads of government: discussing prospects of CIS

2019-06-07 19:58:38

The Turkmen capital of Ashgabat has hosted a meeting of the heads of government of the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The meeting discussed a wide range of very important issues. The discussions were fruitful and ended with the signing of nine documents. The documents put an emphasis on several aspects of cooperation among the CIS member countries. What draws particular interest among them is the expansion of transit capacity and protection of intellectual property. These issues are of pivotal importance to the world community and play a key role in developing relations among the member countries. The tone of the meeting was positive in general. This article will highlight several geopolitical aspects of the Ashgabat summit.

Second letter: Trump opens up Azerbaijan`s realities

2019-06-03 15:25:39

U.S. President Donald Trump sent two letters to the Azerbaijan President in a short span of time. It is of special importance against a background of rapid change of global geopolitical processes and emerging controversies. In both letters, the U.S. President briefly highlights key geopolitical, economic and energy issues. He describes Azerbaijan as the most successful and leader country of the region, stressing that Azerbaijan can play an even greater leadership role. This means that official Baku can develop its successful efforts to play a greater leadership role in a larger geopolitical area. As if Donald Trump opens up the phenomenon of Azerbaijan`s realities to the world. This article will provide an insight into the U.S. President`s second letter.

Two important documents of the European Union: emphasis on sovereignty and territorial integrity

2019-05-03 19:00:25

The European Parliament adopted two historic documents at one of its recent sessions, identifying the threats faced by the organization and the main principles of counteraction. Brussels obviously treats the problem very seriously because both resolutions focus largely on the existing threats, underlining their destructive role. Hybrid warfare seems to pose the major threat to the European Union. The military element also plays a role here. In fact, a common threat emerges to both the EU member states and young independent countries. This situation jeopardizes sovereignty and territorial integrity of states. In order to tackle these challenges, Brussels decided to determine the principles of counteraction. In this context, this article will look at the geopolitical aspect of EU-Azerbaijan relations.

Erdogan: F-35 fighter jet project without Turkey was bound to collapse

2019-04-30 21:44:32

"F-35 fighter jet project without Turkey was bound to collapse", Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said.

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