Posts Tagged ‘caucasus’

Soft Revolution in Armenia

Armenia became a scene of a peaceful revolution on April 23. Serzh Sargsyan, the Prime Minister of the country, was forced to resign by people. Armenia, a close ally of Russia, was ruled by Serzh Sargsyan for ten years. His political choices included a balanced format between the Western countries and Moscow. As a person [...]

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».

Rusya bölgedeki nüfuzunu artırıyor

Rusya’nın Güney Askeri Bölge’de gerçekleştirdiği dev askeri tatbikat bölgede yeni gelişmeler olacağı yönünde beklenti ve endişeler oluşturdu. Kafkasya, Karadeniz ve Hazar hattının denetimini konu alan bu tatbikatta 8 bin 500 asker, 200 savaş uçağı 50 savaş gemisi ve bine yakın farklı askeri araç yer aldı. Türkiye’de analistlerin yakın zamana kadar Türk kökenli olduğunu belirterek gururlandığı [...]

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. [...]

Can Turkey compete with Iran in the Caucasus?

The agreement reached as the result of talks between Iran and P5+1 countries (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, plus Germany) has led to debate over whether or not Iran is going to wield a more influential set of foreign policies in the Caucasus from here onwards. It seems quite possible [...]

Turkey’s ‘precious absence’ in the region

A number of discussions have taken place on how an influential foreign policy could be implemented in a delicate time period. Turkey’s foreign policy has turned from strategic depth to precious loneliness. Some argue that Turkey remains lonely and alienated because it is addressing human rights violations alone, without the Middle East’s support. This does not [...]

Is it possible to have a more effective American policy for Karabakh?

In early August, the death of Armenian and Azerbaijani soldiers as a result of conflict in Nagorno- Karabakh area brought a new tension. Nagorno Karabakh, a succession of Soviet and dispute area between Armenia and Azerbaijan, became a tool that maintains the severity of Caucasus in the last 20 years.

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