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Security and cooperation platform in Asia: geopolitical importance to Azerbaijan

Security and cooperation platform in Asia: geopolitical importance to Azerbaijan
21 June 2019

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

Turkey`s great struggle: Saving the Middle East from risks and threats
20 June 2019

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.

Ashgabat summit of heads of government: discussing prospects of CIS

Ashgabat summit of heads of government: discussing prospects of CIS
07 June 2019

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.

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

Two important documents of the European Union: emphasis on sovereignty and territorial integrity
03 May 2019

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.

Moscow meeting of ministers: probabilities, scenarios and hopes

Moscow meeting of ministers: probabilities, scenarios and hopes
19 April 2019

The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia met in Moscow on April 15 to discuss the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The Russian foreign minister was also in attendance. The ministers released a statement following the meeting, positively hailing the discussions. Experts are making different forecasts, with some of them putting forward scenarios that meet interests of certain forces. In fact, the Moscow talks were a follow-up to the agreement reached in Vienna. Considering the Moscow meeting beyond this context is the distortion of reality. Some points were highlighted in Vienna. For example, the unchangeability of the format of talks. The Moscow meeting did not feature any point against this principle. In addition, Azerbaijan`s territorial integrity must be considered as a core principle. This was discussed in Moscow. At the same time, humanitarian measures were also high on the agenda. All these factors give a real picture of the Moscow meeting. This article will provide a geopolitical analysis of the discussions held in the Russian capital.

Post-Vienna confusion: the truth that shocked the Armenian government

Post-Vienna confusion: the truth that shocked the Armenian government
09 April 2019

The Armenian media have been spreading absurd and contradictory reports in the wake of the meeting between the Azerbaijani President and the Armenian prime minister in Vienna where they discussed the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. They are obviously concerned about the society realizing the real essence of the talks. The Armenians either accuse Vladimir Putin or try to distort Ilham Aliyev`s words. Experts rightly admit Azerbaijan`s overwhelming superiority over Armenia both in diplomacy, economic development and army building as well as in geopolitics. Against this background, the Armenian political leadership`s and experts` confusion and concern is clearly felt. This article will feature a geopolitical analysis of the situation in the context of peaceful settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.

Vienna talks: restoration of territorial integrity as prerequisite

Vienna talks: restoration of territorial integrity as prerequisite
30 March 2019

The meeting between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Vienna on March 29 sparked interest of experts and media. The sides hadn`t held discussions on the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict for quite a while because of a change of government in Armenia in the wake of certain political developments. The process has now been revitalized. The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs also attended the talks. Following the negotiations, the conflict parties and the co-chairs made positive remarks. In a statement, the co-chairs openly welcomed a positive point. The Armenian prime minister also described the talks as fruitful in general. However, the Azerbaijani President gave the most accurate and comprehensive description of the issue. This article will give a geopolitical insight into the Vienna meeting.

NATO-Russia relations: two "geopolitical dead ends" in the South Caucasus

NATO-Russia relations: two "geopolitical dead ends" in the South Caucasus
29 March 2019

Experts highlight recent intensification by the United States and Russia of their policies in relation to the South Caucasus. In particular, they stress the significance of NATO`s holding military drills in Georgia. In this context, experts try to make forecasts on the geopolitical situation in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia. They point to the emerging "geopolitical dead end" in the South Caucasus caused by Armenia`s and Georgia`s foreign policy and geopolitical choice. NATO`s military drills in Georgia are evaluated in this context. A comparison of different parameters shows that there is now quite a tense geopolitical situation in the region. The South Caucasian countries` foreign policies are particularly topical in this regard. This article will look at the essence of the geopolitical situation in the region.

Azerbaijan-UN: development characteristics of 27 year-long cooperation

Azerbaijan-UN: development characteristics of 27 year-long cooperation
07 March 2019

Azerbaijan celebrates the 27th anniversary of its membership of the United Nations. Experts are unanimously confident that relations between the country and the organization have been developing at a rapid pace since March 2, 1992. Azerbaijan has developed its relationship with the world`s leading organization in all areas since becoming its member. But the country experienced certain problems in these relations in the early years of independence. The then leadership`s political incompetence and provocative actions of certain forces prevented the country from building a sound and fruitful cooperation with the UN. National leader Heydar Aliyev`s return to power marked a turning point in Azerbaijan`s relationship with the organization. It became systematic and fully met Azerbaijan`s independent statehood interests. This article will provide an analysis of the geopolitical aspect of Azerbaijan-UN relationship in this context.

National interests in foreign policy: Azerbaijani President`s message to the world

National interests in foreign policy: Azerbaijani President`s message to the world
20 February 2019

Pursuing an independent policy is not an easy task nowadays. The world is now witnessing controversial geopolitical processes. Superpowers do not refrain from using force in order to ensure their interests. What is important under these circumstances is on which principles young independent states build their foreign policies. What is the cornerstone of Azerbaijan`s foreign policy? Is it possible to remain committed to this principle nowadays? In his interview with Real television channel, President Ilham Aliyev gave a detailed response to these questions.

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