Transcaucasia

Saudi and Western Ponzi-Scheme vs. Regional Geopolitical Realities

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The more you read, and read again, the same material but with the titles changed, the more disillusioned you become. It is as if the pundits just don’t get it, even to the extent of calling the South Caucasus part of Europe. In that particular case even Wikipedia is more accurate than most: Transcaucasia, also known as the South Caucasus…

How Russia and China are Reshaping the South Caucasus

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The Russia brokered negotiated end of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has laid the basis for a major geo-political transformation of the South Caucasus. While Russia’s role in bringing the military conflict to an end and holding the ceasefire did put it in-charge of the South Caucasus, subsequent developments show how Russia has expanded its role and consolidated its position…

Nagorno-Karabakh: Erdogan Trying to Save Himself at the Expense of Others?

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It is still difficult to find out what is actually going on in the NK conflict zone. News outlets are highly selective in their reporting, which is based more often than not on carefully controlled information drips from Azerbaijan and Armenia. The reports being shared back and forth on various sites are little more than versions of whose ox…

Azerbaijan and the Plans of Israeli Politicians

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As the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh mushrooms, the Israeli-Azerbaijani arms trade is flourishing, and in this case Netanyahu’s government is being chiefly guided by economic benefits, with political calculations, or rather miscalculations, in second place after those. It should be pointed out that at present the Israeli economy is experiencing great difficulties due to the pandemic…

Will the Azeris Take Nagorno-Karabakh by Force of Arms?

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“The Turks have passed by here; all is in ruins and mourning.“ – Victor Hugo, 1880, Balkan liberation wars. It did not take long to smell a rat on this story. Question number one in these out of thin air conflicts is “why now”? And the answer…

New Armenia Protests, Same US-Backed Mobs

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Another day, another protest in Armenia. And if we were to simply believe the Western media regarding this ‘other protest,’ we might get the impression that the Armenian people are upset with Russian policy and “Putinism.” In reality, the protests…

Demonstrations in Yerevan: Do Armenians Really Hate Russia?

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There have been anti-Moscow demonstrations in Yerevan over the past week or two. Some people have even thrown eggs at the Russian Embassy, despite the fact most Armenians owe their living to Russia in one way or another. Public…

Turkey-Azerbaijan Alliance Destabilizes the Situation in the Region

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The breakdown of Turkey’s aggressive plans directed against Syria, Ankara’s fault in the strong aggravation of the Russian-Turkish relations, the complication of Turkey’s domestic security issues and its…

Armenia: The Protests Have Nothing To Do With the West

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When a neocon friend sends me an article out of the blue trying to tell me “I hate to tell you so but I told you so” alarm bells start ringing. They ring even louder when I am told that the article relates to what is going on in Armenia … “real or…

Azerbaijan: Subversion and the Possibility of Realignment

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Part 1 of this article examined the nature of Azerbaijan’s political and economic development since the end of the Soviet…

Azerbaijan and the Geopolitical Chessboard

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With the collapse of the Soviet Union nearly twenty five years ago, the political and strategic orientation of its former…

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