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Russia crowds out Turkey in post-war Caucasus

Monday, January 18, 2021 Comments Off on Russia crowds out Turkey in post-war Caucasus

Having brokered a cease-fire deal between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Vladimir Putin is now giving priority to the development of transport links in the conflict-ridden region. The first meeting between the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia after their six-week war over Nagorno-Karabakh last year has clearly shown that Russia is rebuilding its leadership in the Caucasus, […]

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Putin Hosts Trilateral Meeting With Armenia, Azerbaijan Leaders

Sunday, January 17, 2021 Comments Off on Putin Hosts Trilateral Meeting With Armenia, Azerbaijan Leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted a trilateral meeting in Moscow on January 11 with the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan nearly two months after a Russia-brokered cease-fire agreement ended six weeks of fierce fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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The 2020 Karabakh War’s Impact on the Northwestern Border of Iran

Friday, December 25, 2020 Comments Off on The 2020 Karabakh War’s Impact on the Northwestern Border of Iran

he drastically upended situation along the southern edge of the South Caucasus has affected Iran in several complex ways. Among the three large powers surrounding the region—Iran, Russia and Turkey—only Iran borders on the formerly Armenian-occupied Azerbaijani territories of Zangilan, Jabrayil and Fuzuli, which adjoin Upper (“Nagorno) Karabakh. Iran’s northwestern border with the Republic of […]

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What did Turkey gain from the Armenia-Azerbaijan war?

Friday, December 18, 2020 Comments Off on What did Turkey gain from the Armenia-Azerbaijan war?

In 2011, the International Crisis Group wrote that if a war broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Turkey risked being “dragged in” to the conflict. “Public pressure” might force Ankara to intervene in support of Azerbaijan, the ICG wrote, “contrary to [its] larger foreign policy interests.” As a result, Turkish officials were “doing all they […]

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Lessons for the U.S. from the Armenia-Azerbaijan war

Friday, December 18, 2020 Comments Off on Lessons for the U.S. from the Armenia-Azerbaijan war

The short war between Armenia and Azerbaijan seems to have ended – at least for a time. Undoubtedly, the vast majority of Americans would have trouble finding Nagorno-Karabakh on a map. But the incoming American president and his national security team may want to dwell on this conflict for more than a few minutes.

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At least 28 pro-Turkey Syrians dead in Karabakh: Monitor

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Comments Off on At least 28 pro-Turkey Syrians dead in Karabakh: Monitor

At least 28 pro-Turkey Syrian rebel fighters have been killed in clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over Nagorny Karabakh, a Britain-based monitor said Friday.

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The Syrian mercenaries used as ‘cannon fodder’ in Nagorno-Karabakh

Monday, December 14, 2020 Comments Off on The Syrian mercenaries used as ‘cannon fodder’ in Nagorno-Karabakh

Turkey and Azerbaijan deny that Syrian mercenaries were used in the recent offensive in Nagorno-Karabakh but four Syrians have told the BBC that after enlisting for sentry duties in Azerbaijan, they were unexpectedly thrown into battle on the front line.

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How realistic are Turkey’s ambitions over strategic corridor with Azerbaijan

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Comments Off on How realistic are Turkey’s ambitions over strategic corridor with Azerbaijan

Turkey is pinning high economic hopes on a transport link that would connect it to Azerbaijan and beyond, but Russia and Iran have caveats and the viability of Turkey’s projects are open to question. Having agreed a joint military center with Russia to monitor the cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkey is now eagerly awaiting the next […]

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Azerbaijan revealed its military losses in Nagorno-Karabakh war

Monday, December 7, 2020 Comments Off on Azerbaijan revealed its military losses in Nagorno-Karabakh war

2,783 Azerbaijani soldiers died in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan’s defense ministry said on Thursday. So far, Baku did not report the losses suffered by the Azerbaijani army in the struggle for a separatist region controlled for over a quarter-century by the Armenians.

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Erdogan visits Azerbaijan in first trip to Baku since Moscow-brokered cease-fire

Monday, December 7, 2020 Comments Off on Erdogan visits Azerbaijan in first trip to Baku since Moscow-brokered cease-fire

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit staunch ally Azerbaijan on Wednesday in his first visit to the country since a cease-fire between Baku and Yerevan was brokered last month by Moscow.

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Erdogan sending mercenaries to Kashmir, paying $2,000 to each fighter: Report

Monday, December 7, 2020 Comments Off on Erdogan sending mercenaries to Kashmir, paying $2,000 to each fighter: Report

Reports have emerged of Turkey preparing to send its fighters in East Syria to Kashmir. Andreas Mountzouralias, a Greek journalist in his report titled ‘Erdogan sends mercenaries to Kashmir’ on Pentapostagama has detailed the plans of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Azerbaijan’s Parliament Calls For French Removal From Nagorno-Karabakh Mediation

Monday, November 30, 2020 Comments Off on Azerbaijan’s Parliament Calls For French Removal From Nagorno-Karabakh Mediation

Azerbaijani lawmakers on November 26 called for France to be expelled from the Minsk Group mediating in the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute after the French Senate backed the breakaway region’s independence claim.

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Peace deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan is a disaster for Iran

Monday, November 30, 2020 Comments Off on Peace deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan is a disaster for Iran

The latest conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh has been a disaster for Iran. The terms of the cease-fire agreed on by Armenia and Azerbaijan represent a grave threat to Tehran’s long-term strategic interests. The effects of this are likely to affect the perception of the regime among the Iranian people, and alter its policies on Azerbaijan and […]

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Ukrainian Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles with increased control range

Monday, November 30, 2020 Comments Off on Ukrainian Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles with increased control range

Ukrainian tactical unmanned aerial vehicles Bayraktar TB2 conduct exercises together with artillery and aviation at the Shirokolanski training ground in the vicinity of Mikolaevo, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Defence24. For this purpose, the machines fly almost 500 km from their home air base in Starokostiantyniv, which confirms the information about the modification increasing the control range […]

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Russia sends drones tested in Syria to Karabakh

Monday, November 30, 2020 Comments Off on Russia sends drones tested in Syria to Karabakh

Russia has strengthened its peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh). A special medical detachment was transferred Thursday to Artsakh.

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Expert says Russia would not tolerate Turkey’s actions to populate NK territories with Syrians

Monday, November 30, 2020 Comments Off on Expert says Russia would not tolerate Turkey’s actions to populate NK territories with Syrians

Turkey’s plans to populate the territories of Nagorno Karabakh, which have come under the Azerbaijani control, with Syrians will not be accepted by both Russia and Iran. Russia would not allow it or will take anti-terrorist measures later, Expert on Turkish studies Ruben Melkonyan told Armenpress, commenting on the foreign and local media reports according […]

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Azerbaijani army occupies another region of Nagorno-Karabakh

Monday, November 30, 2020 Comments Off on Azerbaijani army occupies another region of Nagorno-Karabakh

The Azerbaijani army has entered the Kelbecer area, another territory lost by Armenian forces under a truce that ended bloody fighting over the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh enclave, Azerbaijan’s defense ministry said on Wednesday.

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Putin Discusses Nagorno-Karabakh With Armenian, Azerbaijani Leaders

Saturday, November 28, 2020 Comments Off on Putin Discusses Nagorno-Karabakh With Armenian, Azerbaijani Leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the implementation of a Russian-brokered agreement that stopped the war in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region in separate phone calls with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian, the Kremlin said on November 24.

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Russian Defense Ministry: al-Nusra Terrorists Launched 31 Attacks in de-Escalation Zone, Idleb

Thursday, November 26, 2020 Comments Off on Russian Defense Ministry: al-Nusra Terrorists Launched 31 Attacks in de-Escalation Zone, Idleb

The Russian Coordination Center in Hemeimeem said that Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists have launched 31 new attacks in the de-escalation zone in Idleb.

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Turkey’s strategic victory in Nagorno-Karabakh

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Comments Off on Turkey’s strategic victory in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on Tuesday that Azerbaijan and Armenia had signed a peace agreement, ending six weeks of fierce fighting between the two countries over Nagorno-Karabakh. The mountainous region is internationally-recognised as part of Azerbaijan but has been occupied and run by ethnic Armenians since 1994.

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Azerbaijani Troops Take Control Of Agdam As Armenians Flee

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Comments Off on Azerbaijani Troops Take Control Of Agdam As Armenians Flee

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev says his troops have taken control of the first of three districts bordering Nagorno-Karabakh as part of a Russian-brokered peace agreement that ended a six-week war with Armenian forces over the breakaway region.

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A Fragile Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh Leaves Russia and Turkey in Charge—For Now

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Comments Off on A Fragile Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh Leaves Russia and Turkey in Charge—For Now

Armenia and Azerbaijan signed an agreement last week to end six weeks of bloody fighting over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. The Russia-brokered deal requires Armenia to give up much of the territory it controlled prior to the recent hostilities, and calls for Moscow to maintain a peacekeeping force of just under 2,000 soldiers.

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Why Erdogan seeks fresh military mandate for Azerbaijan

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Comments Off on Why Erdogan seeks fresh military mandate for Azerbaijan

Turkey’s government has obtained a broad parliamentary mandate for military deployment in Azerbaijan, signaling intentions beyond the joint cease-fire-monitoring center agreed with Russia.

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Nagorno Karabakh war showed the possible vulnerability of Russian army

Sunday, November 22, 2020 Comments Off on Nagorno Karabakh war showed the possible vulnerability of Russian army

The volleys of the last Karabakh war, which ended so mournfully for Armenia and so successfully for Azerbaijan, died down. What military-technical lessons should Russia learn from what has been demonstrated on the battlefield? Does our country have the opportunity to oppose something to the weapons that brought victory to Azerbaijan?

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What the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Revealed About Future Warfighting

Sunday, November 22, 2020 Comments Off on What the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Revealed About Future Warfighting

Last week’s Russia-brokered agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan ended 44 days of bloody clashes over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh—the first interstate war fought by conventional forces in recent years.

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Turkey decided to send troops to Karabakh, although Russia says otherwise

Sunday, November 22, 2020 Comments Off on Turkey decided to send troops to Karabakh, although Russia says otherwise

A few days ago, in a televised address after meetings between Russia and Turkey, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gave a statement to the general public on the upcoming problems to be resolved in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to Lavrov, there will be no Turkish troops on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, only Russian peacekeepers.

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Russian peacekeepers came under heavy fire from an ambush in Nagorno-Karabakh

Sunday, November 22, 2020 Comments Off on Russian peacekeepers came under heavy fire from an ambush in Nagorno-Karabakh

Days after an agreement was signed between Armenia and Azerbaijan on a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, the withdrawal of troops and the establishment of a peacekeeping patrol line to assist in the ceasefire process, Russian peacekeepers were ambushed and fired upon by enemy troops.

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South Caucasus deal echoes plan from 30 years ago

Thursday, November 19, 2020 Comments Off on South Caucasus deal echoes plan from 30 years ago

Although some in Turkey see Russia as the real winner of the Russian-brokered truce between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the deal has elevated Turkey to a regional power in the south Caucasus. The losers of the six-week war between Armenia and Azerbaijan are beyond any doubt Armenia and Karabakh Armenians. Turkey is among the winners, though […]

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Did Russia miscalculate in recent Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes?

Thursday, November 19, 2020 Comments Off on Did Russia miscalculate in recent Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes?

Russia has behaved throughout the conflict like it had other important issues to deal with. Russia brokered the end of fighting in Nagorna-Karabakh last week in a deal that will see many Armenians leaving their homes and areas handed over to Azerbaijan. It is a humiliating defeat for Armenia, a reverse of what happened in […]

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Azerbaijan Extends Deadline For Armenia To Withdraw From Key District Under Karabakh Truce

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Comments Off on Azerbaijan Extends Deadline For Armenia To Withdraw From Key District Under Karabakh Truce

Azerbaijan has agreed to extend a deadline for Armenia to withdrawal from a district as part of a peace agreement that ended a six-week war over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. “Azerbaijan agreed to prolong the deadline for the withdrawal from Kalbacar of Armenian armed forces and of illegal Armenian settlers until November 25,” Hikmat Hajiyev, […]

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Regional Powers Compete to Expand Influence throughout the Caucasus

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Comments Off on Regional Powers Compete to Expand Influence throughout the Caucasus

The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh has resulted in an intense competition between regional powers to expand their influence. Erdogan has positioned Turkey to play a more central role in foreign affairs, a decision that has brought Ankara into conflict with other powers.

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Getting from Ceasefire to Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

Monday, November 16, 2020 Comments Off on Getting from Ceasefire to Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

A Russian-brokered deal has silenced the guns in Nagorno-Karabakh, the region disputed for decades by Armenia and Azerbaijan. It falls short, however, of a clear, sustainable peace. The parties and foreign stakeholders should work to ensure that the new arrangements have benefits for all concerned.

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This is mourning

Monday, November 16, 2020 Comments Off on This is mourning

On November 7, 2020, Azerbaijani troops occupied the city of Shusha, which has been under the control of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic since 1992. Three days later, the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Russia signed a ceasefire agreement, according to which almost half of Nagorno-Karabakh’s territory was transferred to Azerbaijan. A Russian peacekeeping force is […]

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Kurdish Initiative Against a Turkish Invasion of South Kurdistan

Saturday, November 14, 2020 Comments Off on Kurdish Initiative Against a Turkish Invasion of South Kurdistan

The Kurdish Initiative Against a Turkish Invasion in South Kurdistan has released a report called “Avoiding a new war in South Kurdistan”. The report published by the Kurdish Initiative Against a Turkish Invasion in South Kurdistan and called “Avoiding a new war in South Kurdistan” exposes the “lies, disinformation and dirty plans by KDP” which […]

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UN: Mercenaries in Karabakh conflict zone must be withdrawn

Saturday, November 14, 2020 Comments Off on UN: Mercenaries in Karabakh conflict zone must be withdrawn

UN human rights experts noted the agreement reached on 9 November to put an end to hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and hope that it will lead to sustained peace in the region. They are nonetheless concerned by the use of mercenaries in and around the conflict zone until this agreement was reached, and expressed […]

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