Georgian Patriarch Cries Foul Over Kesikcidag Without Waiting For Border Demarcation

Georgian Orthodox Patriarch Ilia II sent a formidable letter to Azerbaijani top cleric Sheikh-ul Islam Allahshukur Pasazade and Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia ahead of his 9 October visit to Baku to meet President Ilham Aliyev and other top officials weeks after he was named the new prime minister. In the letter, the Georgian patriarch […]

Top Secret Russian Unit Seeks to Destabilize Europe, Security Officials Say

First came a destabilization campaign in Moldova, followed by the poisoning of an arms dealer in Bulgaria and then a thwarted coup in Montenegro. Last year, there was an attempt to assassinate a former Russian spy in Britain using a nerve agent. Though the operations bore the fingerprints of Russia’s intelligence services, the authorities initially […]

Meet the Ukrainian Ex-Prosecutor Behind the Impeachment Furor

KIEV, Ukraine — As soon as he got the invitation from Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, it was abundantly clear to him what Mr. Trump’s allies were after. “I understood very well what would interest them,” Yuriy Lutsenko, Ukraine’s recently fired prosecutor general, said in an extensive interview in London. “I have 23 […]

France Can’t Be Fair Mediator In Karabakh Problem Unless Paris Abandons Pro-Armenian Bias

Since Azerbaijan has gained independence and established diplomatic relations with France, the latter has so far had several ambassadors representing official Paris in Baku. The latest French ambassador presented his credentials to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev a few days ago and sounded his nation’s alleged determination to step up efforts for the resolution of the […]

Steinmeier’s Formula: Its Background & Development In The Normandy & Minsk Processes

The Minsk One and Minsk Two “agreements” (September 2014 and February 2015) dictated to Ukraine to accept a constitutional special status for the Russian-controlled Donetsk-Luhansk territory; to amnesty those criminally involved in seizing local administrations there; and to authorize new local elections to be held in that territory “under Ukrainian law” (i.e., for the existing […]

How Turkey Managed To Escape Tough Sanctions Amid Confrontation With EU & U.S.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has succeeded in hitting where it hurts the European Union and the U.S., and those sore spots made it possible for Ankara to deviate from its traditional pro-Western course that Turkey once consistently remained loyal but got nothing in return for loyalty and one of the key NATO ally. Recep […]

U.S. extraction of top spy leaves chairs rocking under senior Russian officials – media

Among other things, Smolenkov allegedly conveyed to Americans plenty of valuable intelligence on military issues. The story of a CIA mole in the Russian government, Oleg Smolenkov, who recent media reports say was exfiltrated to the U.S. via Montenegro back in 2017 amid looming threats of being exposed, led to negative consequences for a number […]