Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Sign Truce As Over 20 Killed And 200 Injured

Two central Asian countries have agreed to cease, following the armed clashes between the Tajik and Kyrgyz border guards on 28-29 April. A ceasefire agreement was signed in the night of 29 April, by the chairman of the Tajik State Committee on National Security, Saymumin Yatimov, and the Kyrgyz governor in Batken Region, Omurbek Suvanaliyev.  The sides had […]

Regular criticisms of Russian weapon systems quality shows how much its military conventional potential is exaggerated

The low quality of Russian weapons systems turned to be a systemic problem of the Russian defense complex. In particular, it became more than evident in the light of the Nagorno-Karabakh war. The conflict demonstrated the complete ineffectiveness of Russia’s air defense systems. Moreover, the Armenian armed forces representatives have repeatedly criticized the effectiveness of Russian […]

Azerbaijan Slams US President’s Statement on “Armenian Genocide”

Azerbaijani top officials have condemned the recognition of the so-called “Armenian genocide” by U.S. President Joe Biden and expressed their support for Turkey in this regard. On April 24, Biden classified the alleged events of 1915 as “genocide,” saying that “we remember the lives of all those who died in the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide”. Biden became […]

The Second Karabakh War and Caspian Energy

On November 10, the second war in Nagorno-Karabakh ended with a Russia-brokered ceasefire agreement signed between Azerbaijan and Armenia. While the 44-day war caused severe damages to frontline settlements and civilian casualties on both sides, frequent missile attacks carried out by Armenia towards Azerbaijani cities and infrastructure beyond the frontline raised concerns not only in […]

Ukraine to allies: West must act now to ensure no new Russia military offensive

Ukraine urged Western allies to show they were prepared to punish Moscow with new sanctions, including kicking Russia out of the global SWIFT payments system, to deter the Kremlin from resorting to more military force against Ukraine. In an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said while Kyiv had no new information […]

TOPCAST and Honeywell Establish Exclusive Distribution Cooperation to Support B737NG Expansion in Mainland China

Hong Kong SAR, April 22, 2021 – Topcast Aviation Supplies Co., Ltd.  (“TOPCAST”), a world-leading aircraft distributor and MRO service provider, and Honeywell Aerospace signed a five-year distributor agreement in March 2021, covering the exclusive distribution of Mechanical Components, including the Starter Generator, Mechanical Systems, and Air and Thermal LRUs (line-replacement units), on Boeing 737NG aircraft in […]

President Aliyev Says Balance in US Policy in South Caucasus is Disturbed

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev said the US new government’s foreign policy for the South Caucasus region remains unclear to Baku although four months have passed since President Joe Biden took office in January. The statement was made as part of the international conference titled “New vision for South Caucasus: Post-conflict development and cooperation” that took […]

Opportunities and Threats of Iran’s Return to 2015 Nuclear Deal

There were some conflicting speculations regarding the position of US President Joseph Biden‘s administration on Iran’s nuclear program, as optimists believed the new President would return to the nuclear deal as soon as he entered the White House, while pessimists announced that the decision to return to that deal would be very difficult if not impossible […]

Moscow Moving 15 Warships From Caspian Sea to Waters off Ukraine

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced today (April 13) that Moscow is sending 15 naval vessels from its Caspian Flotilla to waters off Ukraine to take part in military exercises there. Earlier, Russian and Ukrainian media had reported stories about a smaller number. Although the vessels must pass through a 100-kilometer-long canal with more than […]