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Armenia criticizes new UN resolution

Armenia’s Foreign Ministry has warned Azerbaijan against trying to push a fresh resolution accusing Yerevan of occupying Azerbaijani lands through the United Nations General Assembly, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, or RFE/RL, reported Thursday on its website.

The ministry said such a move would hamper a peaceful resolution to the Nagorno Karabakh issue. Read the rest of this entry »

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Would Armenia like to solve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict?

Many countries have their own strategic plans for their problems which they deem significant. While sometimes states explicitly represent these strategies, in some cases they choose not express and, even hide, them. In this context, the strategies of Armenia, with regard to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the normalization process with Turkey, is widely concerned. Are the remarks of Armenia about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and normalization process of relations between Turkey and Armenia the same as Armenia’s genuine intentions and strategies? Finding an answer requires a careful analysis and specification of strategies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Baku-Yerevan arms race surfaces in Caucasus

Caucasus-watchers are alarmed by the potential for renewed hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh. Frustrated at the lack of progress through diplomatic means, Baku is rapidly boosting its arsenal as Yerevan ramps up military cooperation with Russia, raising concerns that armed skirmishes could resume and even spiral into war

Increased frustration with the lack of progress in diplomatic efforts to solve the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is fueling ramped-up military initiatives in Azerbaijan and Armenia, raising concerns about a revival of armed conflict in the Caucasus. Read the rest of this entry »

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Turkish President highlights importance of peace and prosperity in Southern Caucasus

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Monday, “it is one of priorities of the Turkish foreign policy to prevail peace, stability and prosperity in southern Caucasus. Turkey closely monitors all developments in southern Caucasus and contributes to the efforts to ensure comprehensive and sustainable peace in the region.”

President Gul told a news conference at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport prior to his departure for Azerbaijan, “I will pay a two-day state visit to Azerbaijan to hold talks with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and several other Azerbaijani authorities on the bilateral relations as well as global and regional developments.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Old rivals, new partners: Conflict and cooperation in politics

Competing interests in Central Asia and the Caucasus are being replaced by increased cooperation between Turkey and Russia as Ankara’s emergence as an independent actor, which proved critical in the Russian-Georgian war, has not gone unnoticed in Moscow. While the two countries still have diverging views on some issues – especially the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict – observers from both sides agree there is more room for cooperation than competition
Though competing interests in Central Asia and the Caucasus have at times made the Turkey-Russia relationship a rocky one, experts say Ankara’s emergence as an independent political actor has won it admiration in Moscow. Read the rest of this entry »

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Eight Armenian army officers discharged over soldiers’ deaths

Armenia’s army discharged eight officers and demoted more than a dozen others following seven noncombat shooting deaths last month, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Armenian Service reported Monday.

In a statement released Monday, the Defense Ministry clarified that they include commanders, deputy commanders, and other senior officers, but did not identify them.

Television images showed that there was one colonel and at least two lieutenant colonels among them. According to the statement, 13 other “commanders and service chiefs” were relieved of their duties and will be demoted. Another 20 officers got off with formal reprimands. Read the rest of this entry »

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Over three million square meters of land cleared of mines in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s National Agency for Mine Action, ANAMA, cleared 3,035,564 square meters of land from mines in July, Azerbaijan’s News.Az website reported Thursday.

A total of 3,987 unexploded shells, including 24 anti-tank mines and four anti-infantry mines, were found and neutralized in July, ANAMA’s press service reported.

The operations involved 425 specialists and 115 assistants, six mine-clearing vehicles and 30 specially trained dogs. Read the rest of this entry »

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