How Yerevan Walked Away From The ‘Basic Principles’ Of Karabakh Conflict Settlement

Almost from the moment he came to power (2018), Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian rejected the “Basic Principles” worked out by the Minsk Group’s co-chairs (the United States, Russia, France) for resolving the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Karabakh. Tabled by the three co-chairing countries in 2009 and publicly endorsed by the three countries’ presidents, those Principles […]

Donald Trump will laut Medien seinen Ex-Sicherheitsberater begnadigen

In den letzten Wochen seiner Amtszeit will der US-Präsident noch mehrere Begnadigungen aussprechen, berichten US-Medien. Darunter soll auch Michael Flynn sein. Der scheidende US-Präsident Donald Trumpwill seinen ehemaligen Sicherheitsberater Michael Flynn begnadigen. Das berichten unter anderem die New York Times sowie der Nachrichtensender CNN unter Berufung auf mit der Angelegenheit vertraute Personen. Demnach soll Trump Vertrauten gesagt haben, er wolle […]

Trump administration exits Open Skies treaty

The United States has formally withdrawn from the Treaty on Open Skies, a decades-old pact meant to reduce the chances of an accidental war by allowing mutual reconnaissance flights by parties to the 34-nation agreement. The exit comes six months after President Trump first announced his intention to withdraw, saying Russia has been violating the pact. “Today […]

Three EU countries call on Commission to step up no-deal Brexit preparations

We can’t keep hoping for a good outcome,’ says Belgian PM. Belgium, France and the Netherlands have asked the European Commission to step up its contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo told reporters.  According to De Croo, EU leaders were given a brief state of play of the Brexit negotiations during […]

With Identical Mission As A Century Ago: Turkish Military Heading For Azerbaijan

The Turkish Grand National Assembly (parliament) has given the go-ahead for the deployment of troops in Azerbaijan to join the Russian peacekeeping mission at the joint observation center, of which the venue is to be identified by Baku. Russia has already stationed 1,960-men peacekeeping mission to Nagorno-Karabakh. This happened on November 10 when Russian-brokered trilateral […]

Chinese, Japanese keen on strengthening ties, poll finds

More comprehensive cooperation between China and Japan is expected to strength their mutual understanding in a shifting global situation despite their differences, a newly released report said. The public opinion survey on Sino-Japanese relations found that 75.2 percent of Chinese respondents believe the two countries should build a new cooperative relationship in the future to […]

Erdoğan As Merkel’s Protégé

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey’s relations with Germany have always been privileged, but Angela Merkel took that relationship even further by treating Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a protégé in the international arena. Their relationship strengthened in parallel with a significant increase in German-Turkish military and trade cooperation. But Merkel’s term is coming to an end, and there […]

Asia Pacific Nations Sign Biggest Regional Trade Deal

Asia Pacific nations including China, Japan and South Korea on Sunday signed the world’s largest regional free-trade agreement, encompassing nearly a third of the world’s population and gross domestic product. Top officials from 15 nations that also include Australia, New Zealand and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations inked the Regional […]

Russian Peacekeepers Failed In Karabakh In 1991 And Will Again, Alksnis Says

Karabakh is only the latest place where Russian peacekeepers have returned to a place they had been before, failed and then been withdrawn, Viktor Alksnis says. Moreover, the reasons for that pattern in 1991 are still very much in place and make a similar pattern and outcome likely. In an interview with Elena Rychkova of […]