The Minsk Group: Karabakh War’s Diplomatic Casualty

The 44-day war between Armenia and Azerbaijan (September 27–November 9) has resulted in an Azerbaijani national triumph, a Russian geopolitical and diplomatic victory over the West, and a conclusive discrediting of multilateral diplomacy as an instrument for conflict-resolution in and around the post-Soviet space (see EDM, November 12, 13, 17). The discrediting is conclusive simply […]

French “Friends of Crimea” and Karabakh

On November 25, 2020, the French Senate almost unanimously adopted a Resolution “On the Need to Recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic”. The initiators of the document were deputies from the center-right party “Republicans” (formerly “Union for a Popular Movement”), founded by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who declared his sympathies for Russia openly and worked with […]

Agil Alesger: “The deployment of Turkish troops on the territory of Azerbaijan doesn’t threaten Russia’s interests”

A well-known Azerbaijani journalist, editor-in-chief of “Yenicag” media group, Agil Alesger, talked about the post-war period in Karabakh, about the entrée of Russian peacekeepers into the conflict zone, and Turkey’s decision to send its troops to Azerbaijan with news portal TheLondonpost.  — Agil bey, how can one estimate the results of the forty-day war in […]

Azerbaijan Slams French Senate’s Provocative Karabakh Document

Parliament in Azerbaijan on November 26 urged the government to strip Paris of its mediation role in the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in protest at the French Senate’s resolution backing the breakaway region’s independence. The French resolution adopted on November 25 came after a Russia-brokered November 10 ceasefire ending six-week of fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, […]

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 […]

Muddying The Water In Karabakh, France, U.S. Want To Reignite Flames Of War

France and the USA – two of the three OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs with a mandate to hammer out a viable solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan – have not only failed to come up with a solution but also displayed their uttermost reluctance to that end. After the Azerbaijani army has […]

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 […]