First stage of velvet revolution: Armenia came to a dead end

2019-01-23 16:53:00

The recent parliament elections in Armenia havecaused widespread pessimism among experts about the political future of the country. They believe that Armenia is facing very serious problems. Even its diaspora organizations and patron states have provided little support in recent years. Pro-Armenian forces seem to demand that Armenia be independent as a state and develop using its internal potential. But in reality official Yerevan is not capable of doing it. There are a number of internal and external reasons behind this. In fact, there hasn`t been any state building process in Armenia. This country exists due to external donations. This has led to a deep crisis in Armenia. In addition, one of the most painful blows to the country is its isolation from regional projects. And the main reason behind this is that Armenia still continues to occupy Azerbaijan`s lands. Even if Armenia puts forward an ideal development plan, it will not be able to achieve progress unless it withdraws from Azerbaijan`s occupied territories. This article will try to throw light on this issue.

Georgian President to make her first official visit to Brussels

2019-01-18 23:34:16

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili will pay her first official visit to Brussels as the head of state

Pompeo in the Middle East: Some aspects of Washington`s strategic plans for the region

2019-01-14 17:01:28

Experts are analyzing geopolitical aspects of U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo`s visit to the Middle East countries. The issue gained topicality after Donald Trump`s decision to withdraw the U.S. troops from Syria. The assessments show that Washingtonhas in fact taken a serious political attitude. Its primary goal is to bring together several countries in the Middle East in a military bloc to exploit them in its own interests. It`s a very dangerous move and may cause new standoffs across the region. At the same time, there is a growing possibility that the U.S. will interfere with the situation in Middle East powers because one side of the issue relates to their security. In this context, geopolitical implications of Pompeo`s regional visit need to be analyzed.

New balance of power in the Middle East: Behind-the-scenes points of the U.S.` pullout from Syria

2019-01-09 18:52:02

Unexpected decisions are common to politics. This time the world has been surprised by Donald Trump who revealed the United States` plans to withdraw troops from Syria. The process has neither started nor ended. But experts are forecasting geopolitical consequences of this decision. Their analysis shows that the geopolitical situation in the region is quite complex. Superpowers do not show their cards. They are maneuvering to learn each other`s stance. Ongoing processes may change the geopolitical situation in the Middle East. Experts wonder about the consequences. Which forces will have their influence grow? What might Washington`s reaction be? In this article we will try to find answers to these questions.

Baku meeting of generals: Azerbaijan as a strategic dialogue platform

2018-12-18 17:21:03

Meetings between the high military leadership of NATO and Russia in Baku where they discuss global security issues are becoming a regular occasion. NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe Curtis Scaparrotti and Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Valery Gerasimov came together in Baku again, which was met normally. The two generals discussed global military developments. Russia expressed concern over NATO`s deploying its military contingents near its borders. They also exchanged views over the military and political situation in Ukraine, the Balkans and the Middle East. Experts analyze political, geopolitical and military reasons behind the decision to hold the meeting in the capital of Azerbaijan. President Ilham Aliyev gave the best explanation. So we would like to give an insight into the geopolitical importance of the Baku meeting in the context of the President`s assessment.

"Turkish march" in the Middle East: third operation set to start

2018-12-14 21:17:03

Turkey has grabbed the global media spotlight as Ankara said it will launch a new military operation in Syria. The announcement came from the President of Turkey, which confirms its authenticity. The Turkish leader is known as a political leaderwho keeps his word. On the other hand, this kind of unverified news would have never been reported. The announcement therefore provoked serious reaction from the West and Russia. Washington immediately protested. Moscow seemingly better understands Ankara`s right to ensure its security. Experts try to predict what the geopolitical consequences will be if the scenario develops further. In this article we will try to analyze these issues.

A separatist visiting France, a mediator behaving contrary to international law

2018-12-06 18:13:24

Those who protect and support the aggressor Armenia are trying to step up their efforts. It has recently been evidenced by the visit of Bako Saakhyan, a terrorist with the blood of innocent people on his hands, to France. The French President speaks of cooperation with Azerbaijan on the one hand, but attends a Francophonie summit in Yerevan on the other. But he does not come to Baku. In Yerevan, Emmanuel Macron called Armenians "our fellow countrymen". Then he claimed that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be solved fairly through peaceful means. But this charade was over when the Armenian terrorist visited France. That visit demonstrated that one of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries is helping those who committed crimes in Nagorno-Karabakh. It raises questions: Does Nikol Pashinyan receive "NKR representatives should also participate in the negotiations" instructions from abroad? Aren`t certain forces interested in protracting the conflict resolution? In this article we will try to find answers to these questions.

New conflict: Kerch Strait "engulfed in flames"

2018-12-04 18:51:15

Ukraine and Russia have a number of problems that are difficult to solve in accordance with international law. Tensions continue to mount between the two countries, and experts are pessimistic about the unity of the Slavs. An incident in the Kerch Strait added to tension between the two countries. Russia seized three Ukrainian ships and detained their crew members. Three sailors were wounded. They admitted to deliberately violating Russian border. The incident provoked global reaction, with the U.S. European Union, Turkey and other countries urging solution to the dispute. The U.S. and Europe accused Russia. The incident is triggering international tension. What geopolitical consequences may this situation have? Will it affect the South Caucasus? In this article we will try to find answers to these questions.

Ashgabat agreements: Azerbaijan opens new horizons for cooperation

2018-11-30 10:14:59

The Azerbaijani President`s visit to the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat on November 21-22 is still in the spotlight. There were certain problems in the two countries` relationship several years ago. But now the whole world witnesses that all the problems were solved. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev played a crucial role in this. With his patience, rational and far-sighted policy, the Azerbaijani leader prevented the problem from deteriorating into a standoff. The two brotherly countries are already working on programs for deepening and expanding their strategic relations. It was witnessed by a number of agreements signed in the capital of Turkmenistan. In this article, we will highlight geopolitical and economic aspects of President Ilham Aliyev`s visit and their relation to communications and transport sector.

Washington`s South Caucasus scenario: risky forecasts for 2019

2018-11-29 19:01:11

The U.S.-based Stratfor`s recent assessment of key developments in 2019 has raised concerns. According to its forecasts, the standoff between the U.S., Iran and Russia in the South Caucasus is going to increase next year, affecting Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia. But Washington has different approaches to each of these states. Stratfor forecasts that the U.S. will try to exploit Armenia and Georgia against Russia, while Azerbaijan will attract its attention for pressuring Iran. Washington will offer weapons sales to Armenia and also increase security support and conduct more military exercises with Georgia. As regards Azerbaijan, the U.S. may offer it decrease its economic and energy ties with Iran. All this is likely to increase geopolitical risks in the region. In this article, we will elaborate on Stratfor`s assessments of key geopolitical developments in the South Caucasus in 2019.

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