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John Bolton goes to Azerbaijan

John Bolton goes to Azerbaijan
15 October 2018

When U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton tweeted that he will be visiting Azerbaijan on October 20 it could not have come sooner. This secular Muslim country of 9 million is one of America's most reliable yet underappreciated allies on the world stage. Mr. Bolton should use his visit to this geopolitically significant country sandwiched between a dangerous Russia and adventurous Iran to reiterate Washington's unwavering, strong and unabashed support for America's ally of over 26 years.

Person responsible for Eurasian integration: Why and how does he hope to "destroy" Azerbaijan?

Person responsible for Eurasian integration: Why and how does he hope to
08 October 2018

Not everyone dares to tell the truth. It is useless to expect justice from everyone. For those involved in politics there is a certain political and diplomatic etiquette. But it is not about Konstantin Zatulin, first deputy chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee for CIS Issues, European Integration and Work with Fellow Countrymen. Zatulin is also responsible for Eurasian integration. And this person stated that Armenia can "destroy" Azerbaijan. Regardless of who says what in any CIS state, Zatulin`s position demands him to make objective, responsible and well-balanced statements. He must not make ridiculous and unfounded statements such as one CIS member state can "destroy" another. In addition, if this person is responsible for integration issues and relations with Russians living abroad, he must be extremely careful, sensitive and fair. In the light of the aforementioned theses, we would like to analyze some of Zatulin`s statements.

South Caucasus: Two aspects of geopolitical reality

South Caucasus: Two aspects of geopolitical reality
01 October 2018

The aggravating geopolitical battle among superpowers is in the media spotlight. Disagreements among the US, Russia and Iran are deepening, which mainly affects the Middle East problem. These countries have taken a tough position on the Syrian problem. The US and Iranian presidents exchanged taunts during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly. This was followed by a terrorist attack at a military parade in the city of Ahvaz in Iran. Against a background of such dangerous processes, the developments in the South Caucasus accelerated. The presidents of Turkey and Russia visited Azerbaijan. Nikol Pashinyan met with Hassan Rouhani in New York. Georgia called on Russia to pull out its military from Abkhazia and South Ossetia. What are the main signs of geopolitical processes in the South Caucasus against a background of these developments? We`ll try to find an answer to this question.

How Pashinyan is playing "human rights card"

How Pashinyan is playing "human rights card"
27 September 2018

As earlier reported, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic paid a visit to Armenia where she met with the country`s officials. Although the Armenian media made several announcements of the visit before the arrival of Ms Mijatovic, they confined themselves to issuing a brief official statement on the results of the trip. Of course, questions remain about Ms Mijatovic`s impressions of Armenia, her political sincerity as well as geopolitical interests and legal criteria based on which she approached human rights problems in the country. Answers will naturally be featured in her future report on the results of her visit.

Europe's Refugee Scandal

Europe's Refugee Scandal
20 September 2018

Long-term educational and employment needs have historically been severely undervalued in humanitarian planning. But, as much as refugees need proper food, shelter, and health care today, they also need the knowledge and tools to build new lives and contribute to society tomorrow, whether in their home country or in a new one.

Liberman's visit signals strengthening relations between Israel and Azerbaijan

Liberman's visit signals strengthening relations between Israel and Azerbaijan
18 September 2018

A delegation led by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman arrived for an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan on September 13. In the capital, Baku, Lieberman held meetings with the military and political leadership of this largest south Caucasus country. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received the delegation, hailing the enhancement of relations in economic, military, cultural, and tourism fields was hailed at the meeting. The sides expressed their hope that the visit would contribute to expansion of bilateral cooperation.

The Global Trade System Could Break Down

The Global Trade System Could Break Down
17 September 2018

Because the World Trade Organization tends to operate beneath the surface of the global rules-based trading system, it is easy for people to forget the indispensable role that it plays. But now that the Trump administration is waging a quiet war on the institution, the international community must stop taking it for granted.

Idlib problem: Questions that gained topicality after Tehran summit

Idlib problem: Questions that gained topicality after Tehran summit
11 September 2018

The Turkish, Russian and Iranian presidents` discussing Idlib in Tehran has grabbed global media spotlight. The trilateral summit was followed by discussions at the United Nations, which resulted in seven member states making a joint statement, demanding a political and diplomatic solution to the problem. Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Sweden were among them. The statement affirmed support for Turkey`s efforts to push for a peaceful resolution. It also hailed Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s and Vladimir Putin`s call to find a political and diplomatic solution to Idlib problem. The Syrian opposition`s representative to the UN unequivocally stressed the necessity of supporting Ankara`s position. He said Turkey plays a key role in seeking peace in Syria. Against this background, there is a need to assess geopolitical importance of the Tehran summit and analyze the issues discussed there.

America Last: Coming to terms with the new world order

America Last: Coming to terms with the new world order
07 September 2018

The last quarter of the 20th century was the heyday of political globalisation. The defeat of communism marked a clear victory for the West and the neoliberal order. According to literature that emerged around this time, the North-centred world order was expected to continue operating smoothly on the platform constructed by the political and economic institutions established after World War II. Approaches and theories that criticised this notion relied on the thesis that "order" could only suffer an existential threat via external influences.

The Two Sides of American Exceptionalism

The Two Sides of American Exceptionalism
04 September 2018

Any post-Trump US president will confront a fundamental question. Can the US promote democratic values without military intervention and crusades, and at the same time take a non-hegemonic lead in establishing and maintaining the institutions needed for a world of interdependence?

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Trade war set to be the United States' next foreign policy quagmire
24 September 2018 The Hill

Trade war set to be the United States' next foreign policy quagmire

History is littered with real wars, like those in Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam, that were supposed to be won quickly and cheaply but turned out to be the most expensive and inconclusive of quagmires.

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Russian military 'drills' point to imminent final clash in Syria
30 August 2018 The Washington Times

Russian military 'drills' point to imminent final clash in Syria

Russia's navy announced it will open ''large-scale drills'' in the Mediterranean on...

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