Armenia

Disasters in the making

Will Conroy in Prague September 19, 2020

Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan among countries ranked most vulnerable by inaugural edition of Ecological Threat Register.

Turkey takes assertive role in Caucasus conflict

Ayla Jean Yackley for Eurasianet September 16, 2020

The shift is motivated in part by energy considerations and in part by nationalist politics.

With Turkish backing, Azerbaijan ups rhetoric against Russia

Joshua Kucera for Eurasianet September 3, 2020

It remains to be seen if this is yet another tactical balancing act on Baku’s part, or the sign of a more substantial shift.

International mediation mechanism for Armenia, Azerbaijan conflict “does not seem fit for purpose” says former co-chair

bne IntelIiNews August 28, 2020

Noting July skirmishes took place far from contested Nagorno Karabakh territory, former US diplomat says clashes “may have unleashed a dangerous new geopolitical dynamic” partly given their proximity to strategic oil and gas pipelines.

COMMENT: Why Belarus is exceptional

James C Pearce in Moscow August 19, 2020

Developments in recent weeks suggest a reordering of European politics will occur. The truth, however, is that Belarus is unlike anything we have seen in Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space before.

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