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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Russian propagandists at it again, claiming Ukraine Army shelled Donetsk suburb, killing civilian at his home

Fake reports from the occupied territories are piling up. After the entire pool of Russian “blood-thirsty” propaganda pundits was deployed in the occupied Donetsk, it was worth expecting provocations that would be staged to imitate a Ukrainian offensive and shelling of the civilian neighborhoods in the stronghold of the “independent Donbas”. And so they kick […]

March 2020 – March 2021 Europe and beyond

For months, many argue that our Covid (C-19) response is a planetary fiasco, whose size is yet to surface with its mounting disproportionate and enduring secondary effects, causing tremendous socio-economic, demographic and cross-generational, political and psychosomatic contractions and convulsions. However, worse than our response is our silence about it.  It is an established fact that […]

Russian intelligence inciting civil confrontation in Northern Ireland

Russian special services have launched influence operations in Northern Ireland, aimed at fomenting an internal conflict between Republicans and loyalists. The measures being taken are aimed at provoking civil conflict in the country. That’s according to Oleksandr Danyliuk, chief of Center for Defense Reforms, coordinator of the interagency platform on countering hybrid threats, operating within […]

Russia about to launch offensive in Southern Ukraine and stage false flag attacks

Russia is about to launch an offensive in Southern Ukraine. The strike is quite possible to be delivered from the annexed Crimea’s side and the breakaway territories of Donbas, in an effort to join them with Crimea, to get access to fresh water to meet the peninsula’s needs, and to have an overland link from […]

Trans-Caspian International Transport Route Takes Center-Stage Amid Suez Canal Blockage

The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route came in the spotlight after one of the world’s largest container ships, Ever Given, lodged in the Suez Canal, halting maritime traffic for a week and causing billions of dollars in losses. The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea and provides the shortest sea link between […]