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27 May 2020

Does Armenia Want an Integrative or Punitive Solution?

When Armenia occupied about 20 percent of Azerbaijani territories in the consequence of the military assault against the latter and the resulting active military hostilities ...

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27 May 2020

The Increasing Role of Azerbaijan as a Regional Digital Hub

  On April 10, the Azerbaijani parliament ratified and President Ilham Aliyev approved a law for laying a trans-Caspian fiber-optic cable across the bottom of the Caspian Sea between ...
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22 May 2020

Liberal Values Cannot Be Built Upon Occupation And Ethnic Cleansing – OpEd

On May 21, 2020, the Armenian occupation force held the so-called inauguration of a newly elected leader of the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. This was the result of illegal ...
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21 May 2020

Plurilateralism and the rise of Azerbaijani diplomacy

Recent Azerbaijani diplomacy implicitly indicates how mistaken are many Western journalistic commentaries that criticize U.S. President Donald Trump's supposed abandonment of internation ...
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16 May 2020

Is Azerbaijan a “middle power”?

“Middle powers” have been on the forefront of many international initiatives that demand coordination of resources and promotion of values. Traditionally, middle powers are named ...
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16 May 2020

Eurasian Connectivity and Trans-Caspian International Transport Route

The Middle Corridor or the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route - one of the three main land routes in Eurasia envisages the revival of the Silk Road. It creates a natural synergy wit ...
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16 May 2020

Non-Aligned Movement

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is the largest assembly of world nations after the UN; a forum that brings together 120 members, 17 observer countries and 10 observer organizations declaring ...
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15 May 2020

Review of “Parts of a Circle: History of the Karabakh Conflict”

On 12 May 2020, Conciliation Resources released a 76-minute documentary Parts of a Circle: History of the Karabakh Conflict that addresses Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict 26 years after the ceas ...
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14 May 2020

New document comes to light on Armenian Dashnaks

The historical Congressional Record found by the Consulate General of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles reveals several essential traits inherent in the members of the Dashnaksutyun ...
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13 May 2020

Virtual Summits of Turkic Council and Non-Aligned Movement: Why are They Important for Azerbaijan’s Foreign Policy?

Azerbaijan is one of those states that often punches above its weight in international relations, thanks to a number of factors, principally the country’s strategic location in between ...
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07 May 2020

Interview with the AIR Center Chairman Dr. Farid Shafiyev

Diplomat Magazine held an e-mail interview with the Chairman of Azerbaijan’s Center of Analysis of International Relations Dr. Farid Shafiyev.   Diplomat Magazin ...
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05 May 2020

Non-Aligned Movement is ‘United Against Covid-19’

On Monday (4 May), an online Summit of the Non–Aligned Movement (NAM) states was held at the initiative of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. Dr Esmira Jafarova shares her impressions ...
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01 May 2020

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

One of the main missions of AIR Center is to conduct in-depth research on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict and the ongoing occupation of internationally recognized territories of Azerbaijan for t ...
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28 Apr 2020

COVID-19 Increases Importance of Middle Corridor

Following the large coronavirus outbreak in Iran, neighboring countries quickly closed their borders with the Islamic Republic. More than a thousand Turkish trucks carrying goods to Central ...
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27 Apr 2020

ICBSS released the policy paper of Regional Stakeholders Conference ‘Black Sea Synergy: the way forward’

The International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) released the policy paper of Regional Stakeholders Conference ‘Black Sea Synergy: the way forward’ (Athens, 7 November 2019 ...
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27 Apr 2020

Azerbaijan Stresses the Importance of Multilateral Response to the Pandemic

The international political system is likely to experience some changes in the post-pandemic period, at least in two, and both in dangerous, directions. The outbreak of Covid-19, first and f ...
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23 Apr 2020

Azerbaijan’s response to COVID-19 related economic problems

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Azerbaijan began in February. The first case of infection was recorded on February 28 and first death on March 12. As of April 17, Azer ...
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22 Apr 2020

Can the coronavirus crisis impact on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution?

Now, when the world is immersed in an enduring coronavirus crisis, it will be quite difficult for Armenia to carry this additional burden, writes Gulshan Pashayeva. Two years have passed ...
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17 Apr 2020

COVID-19 doesn’t prevent Azerbaijan from looking at future with optimism

Over 25 years Azerbaijan has become an energy state, but not only the mere exporter of the crude, also the exporter of energy security. Together with its partners Azerbaijan has built a s ...
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16 Apr 2020

Azerbaijan Hopes to Minimize Ramifications of Coronavirus Crisis

Thanks to having quickly adopted strict countermeasures, Azerbaijan, so far, appears to have succeeded in flattening the curve of new COVID-19 infections and slowing the domestic spread of t ...
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16 Apr 2020

COVID-19 Is a Test of Multilateralism

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, ensuing events surpassed the worst expectations in the shortest time span imagined. It appeared that humanity was not ready to face the next pandemi ...
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16 Apr 2020

Azerbaijan: Energy, reforms, COVID-19 and optimism

When Azerbaijan became the elected member of the United Nations Security Council in 2012-2013 for the first time in its independent history the achievement may have seemed surreal for this s ...
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14 Apr 2020

Simulation of ‘democracy’ in occupied Nagorno-Karabakh

The simulation of “democracy” in occupied territories of Nagorno-Karabakh unrecognized by the international community fooled no one, writes Vasif Huseynov. Despite the coronav ...
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14 Apr 2020

Right-Wing Populism Sweeping Across the South Caucasus

The national politics in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus, increasingly more strikingly, reflects the global trend that has recorded a double growth in the number of populist lead ...
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09 Apr 2020

The Case for Centrism in the Post COVID-19 New Normal

As the COVID-19 pandemic puts the whole world in crisis mode, a plethora of experts predict the radical change in behavior of states and other related actors. International relations guru an ...
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08 Apr 2020

New Hope for a Breakthrough in the Nagorno-Karabakh Deadlock?

On 28-30 January, in Geneva, Switzerland, the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan held an OSCE-mediated meeting on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The meeting lasted for eleven hours ...
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07 Apr 2020

Azerbaijan and Russia – Economic Cooperation and its Prospects

In recent years, the bilateral cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan has been intensively and dynamically developed in all directions. Both countries demo ...
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06 Apr 2020

What is happening with the “peace” in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict?

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has dragged on for three decades without much progress on the part of the mediators to find a fair and durable solution. Events of 2019 and early ...
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12 Mar 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT: AIR Center will provide consulting services to public and other organizations

The AIR Center provides consulting services to public and other organizations through preparing issue-specific reports that might contribute to their strategic planning and risk reduction ac ...
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10 Mar 2020

Comment by the AIR Center on the Statements of Freedom House Report about Azerbaijan’s Occupied Territories

The Freedom in the World 2020 report of Freedom House, published in March 2020, has touched upon numerous national and international political developments that happened acros ...
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03 Mar 2020

New issue of Caucasus International Journal titled “Irredentism, Separatism and Identity-based Conflicts” has been released

The current issue is dedicated to the dynamics of the protracted, frozen and boiling territorial and identity-based conflicts and the repercussions of the aggressive separatism in Eurasia, p ...
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28 Feb 2020

AIR Center signed MoU with Pakistan’s Center for Global and Strategic Studies

On February 27, 2020, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) and Center for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS) &ndas ...
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24 Feb 2020

The International Conference “IDP Women’s Call for Justice: Addressing Their Needs in Peace and Security Agenda”, organized by the AIR Center.

The conference was organized in the run up to the commemoration of the 28th anniversary of Khojaly massacre of 26 February, 1992 and the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council' ...
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20 Feb 2020

KHOJALY GENOCIDE: BRIEF OVERVIEW IN Q&A

The first public debate between Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was held on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on 15 Februa ...
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19 Feb 2020

A meeting with joint delegation from US Caspian Policy Center and Heritage Foundation was held at the AIR Center

A meeting with the members of Heritage Foundation from the US and the Caspian Policy Center was held at AIR Center. Former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta, former US co-chair of th ...
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08 Feb 2020

Azerbaijan broadens the horizons of cooperation: balanced foreign policy

NOTE BY AIR CENTER: There are some editorial and factual mistakes in the article that has happened during the publishing process. We have asked the publishing agency for the correction. ...
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05 Feb 2020

Snap Parliamentary Elections: Critical Stage of Azerbaijan’s Political Transformation

In Azerbaijan, the energy-rich South Caucasian country, reform has become a popular buzzword since a few months. The word remained in the headlines of the local media throughout the whole ye ...
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29 Jan 2020

Book presentation about Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict held at the AIR Center

On January 29, 2020, the AIR Center held the presentation of the book “Contested Territories and International law: A Comparative Study of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and the Å ...
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28 Jan 2020

A Year in Review: Azerbaijan Pursues Internal Reforms and External Multilateralism

The politics of Azerbaijan were unusually dynamic in 2019, compared to recent years, shifting dramatically between January and December. President Ilham Aliyev notably continued the transfor ...
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16 Jan 2020

AIR Center announces call for applications for its internship proqram

AIR Center announces call for applications for unpaid internship program from February 10, 2020 for six months for nationals of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The Internship Program at the ...
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15 Jan 2020

External Implications of Domestic Reforms in Azerbaijan

The restructuring of the governance system, the appointment of Western-educated young professionals to the leading positions, and more decisive fight against corruption in energy-rich Azerba ...
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11 Jan 2020

Dr. Farid Shafiyev discussed “The One Belt, One Road Initiative” in China

Chairman of the Center of Analysis of International Relations Dr. Farid Shafiyev and Azerbaijani Ambassador to China H.E. Mr. Akram Zeynalli met with Mr. Wu Hailong, the President of China P ...
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11 Jan 2020

AIR Center delegation met with students learning Azerbaijani language in China

The delegation led by the head of the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) Dr. Farid Shafiyev visited Beijing Foreign Studies University in China.  During the meet ...
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09 Jan 2020

Modernization reforms in Azerbaijan have been discussed in China

On January 8, 2020, the delegation led by Dr. Farid Shafiyev, chairman of the Center of Analysis of International Relations held meetings at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), at ...
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08 Jan 2020

MOU was signed between the AIR Center and the Chinese think-tank

The delegation led by Dr. Farid Shafiyev, chairman of the Center of Analysis of International Relations met with the vice-president and researchers of the China Academy of "One Belt One ...
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26 Dec 2019

Renewable Energy Renews Azerbaijan’s Energy Strategy

Note: The information and sources used for the below article come from the author’s access to primary sources and official documents of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerba ...
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11 Dec 2019

Farid Shafiyev held a press conference on the results of his visit to Brussels

A press conference was held on the visit of the delegation led by Farid Shafiyev, Chairman of the Center of Analysis of International Relations, and also joined by Tural Ganjaliyev, chairman ...
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10 Dec 2019

The AIR Center chairman Farid Shafiyev held meetings in Brussels

On December 3-6, in Brussels, the delegation of the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) held meetings with EU officials, think tanks, CSOs, media organizations and you ...
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09 Dec 2019

AIR Center launched Armenian Language Course

The Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) launched Armenian Language Course for professionals and scholars. The course is expected to last six-months for ...
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03 Dec 2019

Geopolitical and economic significance of TANAP

On November 30, 2019, Azerbaijan and Turkey will finalize the second-final phase of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) which will carry Azeri gas from Shah Deniz (SD) Stage 2 t ...
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29 Nov 2019

AIR Center Issues a Press Release on TANAP Project Second Phase Launch

The second phase of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project will be commissioned on 30 November. This project that carries importance for energy security of Europe ...
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28 Nov 2019

Round Table with Delegation from Visegrad Group Countries Held at AIR Center

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Chairman of the Center Farid Shafiyev said that the Visegrad Group is a very important platform which is distinguished by its unique position in the EU. Rec ...
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23 Nov 2019

AIR Center Expands Cooperation with Think Tanks in Turkey

A delegation headed by the Chairman of the AIR Center Farid Shafiyev visited Ankara from 18 to 22 November. During the visit, the delegation was accompanied by the Head of the Azerbaijani Co ...
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22 Nov 2019

AIR Center organizes Armenian language course

Center of Analysis of International Relations is pleased to announce a call for Armenian Language Courses. These six months-long courses aim at enhancing Armenian language potential of the c ...
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21 Nov 2019

Discussion held regarding Nagorno-Karabakh conflict at Turkish Foreign Ministry

Chairman of the Center of Analysis of International Relations Farid Shafiyev and the chairman of the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan Tural Ganj ...
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11 Nov 2019

MoU signed between AIR Center and Belarus Strategic Research Institution

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the AIR Center and the Belarus Strategic Research Institution. The Memorandum was signed within the framework of AIR Center Chair ...
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09 Nov 2019

Monument Dispute in South Caucasus: Why Should It Be Given More Attention?

Those monuments that are built as memorials to controversial historical figures, such as the colonialist leaders who played key roles in the enslaving or killing of thousands of people or to ...
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31 Oct 2019

AIR Center and FESEI Expand Cooperation

Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the AIR Center and Foundation of Strategic and International Studies (FESEI), Spain by the AIR Center Chairman Farid Shafiyev and Miguel Alvare ...
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11 Oct 2019

Structured consultations on the future of the Eastern Partnership were held in Baku

The AIR Center and the EU Delegation in Azerbaijan jointly held the structured consultations on the future of the Eastern Partnership in Baku on October 11th. Speaking at the event, Kestutis ...
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10 Oct 2019

Non-aligned must be non-alienated from the global agenda for peace

This year, NATO marked its 70 anniversary. NATO is the most powerful political-military bloc that survived after the end of the Cold War, while its rival, the Warsaw Pact, was created in 195 ...
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08 Oct 2019

Negotiations failed? Nagorno-Karabakh conflict reaches dangerous stage

On September 28th, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, addressing the general debate of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, pointed out that the settlement of ...
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03 Oct 2019

AIR Center and the Center for Strategic Studies under the Foreign Ministry of Turkey Signed a Memorandum

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the AIR Center and the Center for Strategic Studies under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey during the “Turkic Council: 10th Anniv ...
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03 Oct 2019

AIR Center held an international conference on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Turkic Council

The Center of Analysis of International Relations (AİR Center) held an international conference entitled “Turkic Council: the 10th Anniversary of the Nakhichevan Agreement” ...
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27 Sep 2019

Persian Gulf and Black Sea transport corridor and its implications for the South Caucasus

In recent years, increasing political importance of new transportation corridors made them one of the main tools in international relations. Especially, in Eurasian continent this trend nece ...
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11 Sep 2019

Economic Diversification in Azerbaijan and Its Geopolitical Implications

On August 19, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev issued a decree on applying the “Agrarian Insurance Law” and establishing the “Agrarian Insurance Fund&rdquo ...
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03 Sep 2019

Turkmenistan should promote the Trans-Caspian Pipeline more actively

Iran and Russia are opposing the implementation of the Trans-Caspian project, which is supported by Azerbaijan and is in the EU’s interest, writes Shahnar Hajiev. The broader Caspia ...
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01 Sep 2019

The surge of right-wing populism reaches the capitals of South Caucasus

The rise of right-wing, nationalist populism in the global politics illustrated by the North American domestic turmoil, Brexit and European elections appears to be gradually diffusing into t ...
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28 Aug 2019

Comment by Dr. Farid Shafiyev, Chairman of the Center of Analysis of International Relations

With regard to a comment by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, claiming that Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan seceded from Azerbaijan in a similar way that Azerbaijan seceded from ...
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23 Aug 2019

Farid Shafiyev Met Winners of “What do I know about Azerbaijan?” Writing Contest

During the meeting, AIR Center Chairman Farid Shafiyev spoke on Azerbaijan's balanced foreign policy and its top priorities. Chairman of the Center noted that the Armenia-Azerbaijan  ...
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05 Aug 2019

MoU signed between AIR Center and South Korean Institute for Eurasian Turkic Studies

Memorandum of Understanding was signed between AIR Center and The Institute for Eurasian Turkic Studies of South Korean Dongduk Women`s University.  AIR Center Chairman Farid Sh ...
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01 Aug 2019

Azerbaijan sets to take over the chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement

Although rarely discussed in media, the Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) is an international organization uniting 120 member countries, and 17 observer countries and 10 international organizatio ...
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19 Jun 2019

Armenia’s position blurred the progress for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and leads to an escalation

The conflict between two South Caucasus countries – Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh became as one of the bloodiest and long-lasting conflicts contributing to instabili ...
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03 Apr 2019

Who’s Afraid Of Peace? – OpEd

On March 29, Azerbaijan and Armenia held their first official bilateral meeting under the auspices of the Organization for Security and Cooperation Minsk Group, with co-chairs from the Unite ...
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