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The Diplomatic Elephant in the Room: Armenia's Russian Oligarch Consul General

The Diplomatic Elephant in the Room: Armenia's Russian Oligarch Consul General
06 December 2017

It is said that politics makes strange bedfellows. Perhaps diplomacy does as well, even more profoundly. At first glance, Sergei Sarkisov seems intriguing in both respects. He is Armenia's consul general in Los Angeles, a Russian citizen, and a notorious Russian oligarch – who owns numerous homes, including a $16 million mansion in Beverly Hills, and is fond of high-end auto racing.

Reviving an Ancient Route? The Role of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway

Reviving an Ancient Route? The Role of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway
04 December 2017

Though the initial idea about the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project was raised in the early 1990s, it was not taken seriously due to regional instability and economic difficulties. However, with the realization of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil and the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipelines in 2006, the idea of a railway connection became real once again. The BTK, covering 850 km with a capacity of 5 million tons of cargo (upgradable to 15 million) per year and one million passengers (upgradable to three million), and connecting Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, was launched in 2007 (Klimas and Humbatov, 2016:38; Uysal, 20 October 2014).It was launched without any international backing mainly because Armenia was left out due its occupation of nearly20 percent of Azerbaijani territory after a war in the early 1990s that ended in a cease-fire in May 1994.

How Congress misreads the Caucasus

How Congress misreads the Caucasus
03 October 2017

In its zeal to make foreign policy, a power entrusted by the Constitution to the executive branch, Congress may be making a serious error regarding American interests in the Caucasus. Recently Congress threatened to impose sanctions on Azerbaijan for its human rights shortcomings and authorized a small expenditure for demining in Nagorno-Karabakh. These moves have, in turn, prompted several Azerbaijani officials to warn that they would then cut off ties to NATO if sanctions are imposed. While sanctions can serve useful purposes in U.S. foreign policy, e.g., Iran and Russia, they are not necessarily the answer to Azerbaijan's policies at home. And funding Armenia, even if rhetorically and with minimal amounts of money, only exacerbates the situation.

President Aliyev at the UNGA: the best platform to draw world community's attention to the Armenian aggression and barbarism

President Aliyev at the UNGA: the best platform to draw world community's attention to the Armenian aggression and barbarism
22 September 2017

The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) was convened at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. The General Debate was open on Tuesday, 19 September 2017, with a focus on the theme, 'Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet'. The event will take place until to 25 September. As the annual General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly is the occasion for world leaders to gather at UN Headquarters to discuss global issues, several countries were represented at highest level.

First Summit of the OIC on Science and Technology: the strong messages from Azerbaijan

First Summit of the OIC on Science and Technology: the strong messages from Azerbaijan
12 September 2017

On 10-11 September 2017, in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan, The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) hold its first science and technology summit at the level of head of state and government. Astana Summit witnessed a historic milestone as it evolved a unified collective position at the highest levels of decision-making in OIC Member States with a view to advancing the different fields of science, technology and innovation, while emphasizing the Muslim world's resolve to promote scientific and technical development. The Summit was important as it underscored the Member States' support for scientific fields by demonstrating the Muslim world's knowledge contributions away from the negative stereotypes that have become widespread recently.

60 years on: the EU`s new "roadmap" (Part 2)

60 years on: the EU`s new "roadmap" (Part 2)
28 July 2017

The problems faced by the European Union in the past few years encouraged the emergence of several scenarios for the bloc`s future. Experts give different forecasts, with many of them being pessimistic. Leaders of the 27 states who gathered in Rome to celebrate the European Union`s 60th anniversary signed the Rome Declaration. The document features a number of interesting points relating to the future of the organization. A deeper look at the declaration reveals that the EU is, in fact, on the verge of new transformations. But the main point here is that there is considerable uncertainty about the essence of these changes. The reason is that the European Union is now facing serious problems.

60 years on: the EU`s new "roadmap" (Part 1)

60 years on: the EU`s new "roadmap" (Part 1)
27 July 2017

The problems faced by the European Union in the past few years encouraged the emergence of several scenarios for the bloc`s future. Experts give different forecasts, with many of them being pessimistic. Leaders of the 27 states who gathered in Rome to celebrate the European Union`s 60th anniversary signed the Rome Declaration. The document features a number of interesting points relating to the future of the organization. A deeper look at the declaration reveals that the EU is, in fact, on the verge of new transformations. But the main point here is that there is considerable uncertainty about the essence of these changes. The reason is that the European Union is now facing serious problems.

Georgia and Azerbaijan: From Partnership to Interdependence

Georgia and Azerbaijan: From Partnership to Interdependence
05 July 2017

The fates of Georgia and Azerbaijan have been closely linked for most of their histories, and now this is true more than ever. The past twenty-five years have demonstrated that without their close strategic partnership, neither country would be able to sustain its independence or achieve greater economic prosperity.

The Notion of "Alien" in Emerging Multicultural Values

The Notion of "Alien" in Emerging Multicultural Values
03 July 2017

The Globalization and transformations on the international scene as well as within the societies in individual countries, provoked by such processes, are most certainly among the major challenges of our times. Ultimately, the globalization is about universal values, multicultural environment, tolerance towards the differences and astronomic speed of the processes and developments. Therefore, those aspects cannot but be reflected in the new world order.

The Republic of Azerbaijan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia share distinctive fraternal relations based on mutual respect and brotherhood

The Republic of Azerbaijan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia share distinctive fraternal relations based on mutual respect and brotherhood
23 June 2017

There are mutual Islamic inheritor and full cooperation and coordination between two countries to serve the interests of two governments, which means a source of pride for all of us. And all of these thanks to the full attention and care of His Excellency President Ilham Aliyev and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.

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Conflit au Karabagh, où l'urgence de rendre à Bakou ce qui appartient à Bakou
13 October 2017 Mediapart

Conflit au Karabagh, où l'urgence de rendre à Bakou ce qui appartient à Bakou

Je reviens du Karabagh. S'il y avait bien un lieu au monde où je n'aurais jamais pensé aller, c'est bien dans ce Caucase incertain et méconnu.

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An 'unfrozen' conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh
26 August 2016 The Washington Times

An 'unfrozen' conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

Without clarity by the West, another war in the Caucasus is inevitable

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