Kateqoriya arxivləri: South Caucasus

Why does Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Georgia strengthen military cooperation?

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On 5th of May, following a private trilateral meeting in Qabala city, Azerbaijani Defence Minister, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov, Georgian Defence Minister Tinatin Khidasheli and Turkish National Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz agreed to hold joint military exercises on enhancing the combat readiness of the three countries armed forces in order to achieve the further development of trilateral cooperation on regional security. Simultaneously, the trilateral military activities, which arose huge concerns in neighbouring Oxumağa davam et Why does Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Georgia strengthen military cooperation?

S. Lavrov Bakıya niyə gəlir?

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Rusiya xarici işlər naziri Sergey Lavrovun Bakıya rəsmi səfəri bu gün başlayır.

Ehtimal ki, cənab Lavrovun Bakıya rəsmi səfəri həm Sankt-Peterburqda keçirilən Dağlıq Qarabağa həsr edilmiş sammitin nəticələrinin yenidən müzakirəsi, həm də Vladimir Putinin gözlənilən avqust səfəri ilə bağlı olacaq.

Rəsmi Moskvanın təşəbbüsü ilə keçirilən Sankt-Peterburq sammitində Dağlıq Qarabağ ətrafında yenidən alovlanan münaqişə müzakirə edilib. Azərbaycan və Ermənistan dövlət başçılarının da iştirak etdiyi görüşün detalları hələ də tam olaraq ictimaiyyətə açıqlanmayıb. Oxumağa davam et S. Lavrov Bakıya niyə gəlir?

Trans – Adriatic pipeline – will Russia lose energy monopoly?

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Guest blog post by Fuad Shahbazov.

Trans-Adriatic pipeline (TAP), which is a part of the Southern Gas Corridor envisages the transportation of Azerbaijani natural gas (10 billion cubic metres) to the southern part of Europe, mainly to Italy. Thus, the European Union aims to diversify the energy resources in Europe and expels Russia’s energy giant “Gazprom” from EU energy market.

Following the Trans – Anatolian pipeline (TANAP) which will allow Azerbaijani gas exports to Europe through Georgia, and Turkey, TAP project will be the Oxumağa davam et Trans – Adriatic pipeline – will Russia lose energy monopoly?

The new trends of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

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The rivalry over disputed region Nagorno-Karabakh has begun since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The conflict lasted about three years, costs the life of more than 30.000 people from both sides while the territory was illegally occupied. Although a ceasefire agreement has been reached between both of sides in 1994, the conflict has not been quite frozen for two decades and has been accompanied by fire exchange. The deadly skirmishes have erupted in August 2014 that caused serious human casualties from both sides.

Taking into account the sensitive situation in the region, it should be noted that there has always been a balance of power in Nagorno-Karabakh but Oxumağa davam et The new trends of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

How Iranian Oil Would Change the South Caucasus?

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After more than a decade of negotiations, the economic sanctions against Iran were lifted in January. Iran, P5+1 countries and the European Union agreed on the adoption of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The JCPOA limited the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program as a quid-pro-quo for a return to oil market. Iran’s return to global oil markets would mean a new challenge both for Europe and the South Caucasus. This paper will examine the political and economic implications of the lifting of sanctions for the South Caucasus region. Oxumağa davam et How Iranian Oil Would Change the South Caucasus?

Report of Summer School titled “Geopolitics in the Wider Black Sea area”

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Geopolitics in the Wider Black Sea Area

On 22th – 28th of July Center for Strategic Studies within the co-operation of  CIFE (France) had carried out summer school for young experts from various countries titled “Geopolitics in the Wider Black Sea area”. Program coordinator and summer school moderator, Mr.Ariz Huseynov opened theprogram and excitely welcomed all participants.

 

The first day, H.E. Mr. Oleg Serebrian, ambassador of Republic Moldova to France made a presentation on relations of post-soviet countries towards the Russian Federation. While talking with participants he particularly mentioned the conflicts in post soviet area such as;  1) Novorosia, Northern Bukovina, Circassia, Checnya, Dagestan conflicts are potential. 2) Crimea, Transdnestria, Kurdistan, Osetia, Abkhazia, Nagorno Karabakh are frozen conflicts in the CIS area.

Also Mr.Ambassador told about historical border changes of post soviet countries  during the decades. For example:

Bulgaria (1913, 1940), Romania – Soviet border (1918, 1940, 1941, 1944), Moldovan – Ukrainian (1940), Georgian – Turkish (1918 – 1921). 

Finally, Mr. Serebrian answered the questions of participants dedicated to Russian foreign policy to Ukraine and latest situation inside of Ukraine.

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Oxumağa davam et Report of Summer School titled “Geopolitics in the Wider Black Sea area”

Нишевой подход к решению проблемы «серой зоны» Нагорного Карабаха

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Нагорный Карабах – яркий пример, когда рост глобальных угроз опережает рост возможностей международных организаций управлять процессами глобализации и контролировать ситуацию с помощью имеющихся механизмов. Нужен новый подход. Вопросами урегулирования нагорнокарабахского конфликта занимается Минская группа ОБСЕ, в рамках этой организации возможно применение нового «нишевого» подхода, пришедшего из практики НАТО. 

Глобализацию в настоящее время считают не явлением, к которому надо приспосабливаться, а закономерным развитием политических процессов, которому надо соответствовать. Oxumağa davam et Нишевой подход к решению проблемы «серой зоны» Нагорного Карабаха