Posts Tagged ‘armenia’

Trilateral Partnership and Self-Isolation Shape the Geopolitics of the Caucasus

The opening ceremony of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway (BTK), which was held on October 30 in Baku, has paved the way for the completion of the historical project for Eurasia in the South Caucasus region. The leaders of Azerbaijan and Turkey and the prime ministers of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Georgia, as well as delegates from Turkmenistan and [...]

New Armenian policy for the Nagorno-Karabakh issue

Azerbaijan’s breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region voted in a referendum to change the presidential powers on February 20. The separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region has strengthened the leader’s powers in a referendum that international observers warned was illegal. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a territorial and ethnic conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which by de-facto, is [...]

Economic Cooperation in the South Caucasus and the Wider Region: Gained Losses, Lost Benefits

Common article by Mehmet Fatih Öztarsu, Pinar Sayan, Orhan Gafarlı,Tamta Jijavadze, David Muradyan, and Vadim Romashov The past two and a half decades in the South Caucasus leave little hope to entertain for the eventual integration of the region. So far the fragmentation of the South Caucasus into different blocks is the only reality.

What Really Happened in Nagorno Karabakh?

The Nagorno Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia started in 1988 with the territorial claims of Armenians over the land of Azerbaijan. Until the year of 1994 when ceasefire treaty was signed, Armenian troops occupied 20% of Azerbaijani territories including Nagorno Karabakh region and seven more districts. On April 2, one of the bloodiest clashes [...]

Strategic Talks Between Iran and Azerbaijan

During the recent visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Iran, was signed an agreement between Azerbaijan and Iran on joint use of water resources of Aras and continuation of the construction and operation of hydroelectric power stations and waterworks «Khudaferin» and «Giz Galasi».

Toward a Caucasus without Turkey

The jet plane crisis between Turkey and Russia has increased mobility in Caucasus and Central Asia. These developments, which we can say will be of disservice to Turkey in the medium and long term, force Turkey to develop new approaches to the region.

Caucasus full of potential conflict

Armenia has recently had a national referendum, one whose contents and the results of which have been heavily debated. The referendum — which was aimed at bringing about constitutional changes that would decrease the authority given to the president while increasing the power of its parliament — was met by a 63 percent “yes” vote. [...]

Europe to pay more attention to Karabakh conflict settlement in 2016

Europe will pay more attention to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement in 2016, Mehmet Fatih Oztarsu, the Vice-President of the Turkish Strategic Outlook analytical center, the expert on the South Caucasus region, told Trend Nov. 5. He was commenting on the PACE draft resolution calling for an end to the occupation of Azerbaijani territories.

Karabakh conflict hard to solve without regional help

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can’t be solved with international organizations’ involvement, as evidenced by the work of OSCE Minsk Group, which has for many years demonstrated its inefficiency, says Mehmet Fatih Oztarsu, co-president of the Turkish analytical center, the Strategic Outlook.

War Games in Caucasia

The “Shant-2015” military exercises of the Armenian Defense Ministry were conducted Sept. 3-6. Unlike during previous exercises, the public’s preparedness for a possible war was measured. “Shant-2015” was interesting and important because for the first time the capabilities of a country which has had serious disagreements with Azerbaijan were evaluated in a scenario of regional warfare. A statement [...]

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