Azerbaijan Starts Charging Iranian Lorries Supplying Armenia

Azerbaijani police are stopping Iranian trucks transiting a key road through southern Armenia and charging them a fee for entering Azerbaijan. Armenia’s National Security Service reported on September 12 that Azerbaijani police were conducting the checks on vehicles with Iranian license plates near the village of Eyvazli. Local media also reported that police were charging the Iranian […]

Ukraine to Buy 24 More Turkish Drones

A Ukrainian top military official has announced that his country is planning to purchase buy 24 more Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV) in the near future. “One complex was purchased this year by order of the defense ministry. It is also planned to purchase four more such complexes (24 drones) for the needs of the […]

Georgian Democracy Is Dying By a Thousand Cuts

For Georgia’s ruling party, regime survival seems to trump all other considerations. Georgian Dream’s fight with Western partners and persistent political polarization risk undoing the country’s democratic progress. The long-running political crisis in Georgia has not attracted the attention it deserves in Europe and the United States. It is neither the human tragedy of the […]

Reality Bites For Imran Khan’s “New Pakistan”

Imran Khan became Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2018 after defeating entrenched dynastic political parties that had been alternating in government for decades. His Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had not been a strong force on the national scene but promised a ‘tsunami’ of change to produce a ‘New Pakistan’. It is struggling to fulfill that promise. […]

Joint Statement on the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership

Thirty years after the restoration of Ukraine’s independence, the bonds between the United States and Ukraine are stronger than ever.  Our shared values and commitment to a Europe that is whole, free, democratic, and at peace provide the basis for our strategic partnership. We are working together to address shared global challenges, including energy security […]

Abduction of Nariman Dzhelyalov: Another crime of Russian invaders challenging Crimea Platform participants

First Deputy Head of Crimean Tatars’ Mejlis, Nariman Dzhelyalov, who earlier took part in the Crimea Platform inaugural summit, was abducted by Russian invaders in the occupied Crimea. Not detained but, namely, abducted! Yet another crime in the line of many… Of course, everyone expected some response to the Crimea Platform on the part of […]

New Wave of Repressions in the Crimea

During the first days of September, Russian executioners abducted several Crimean Tatar activists from different parts of the peninsula. In particular, after “searches” at the places of their residence, Aziz Akhtemov and Nariman Jelal from Pervomaisky (Djurchi), Asan Akhtemov and Eldar Osmanov from Simferopol and Shevket Useinov from Yevpatoria were imprisoned. Relatives and their representatives […]

Zelensky’s U.S. visit under information blow of Kremlin minions

Even before Volodymyr Zelenskyy set foot on American soil on his first visit to the country since Joe Biden took office, a dirty campaign, outrageous in its absurdity, was launched against him and Ukraine as a whole. Moreover, it’s no surprise that the effort kicked off by an American “expert”, who had long been spotted […]

Belarus closes journalist organization, continuing crackdown

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus has ordered the closure of the country’s largest independent journalists’ organization, the latest move by authorities to suppress critical reporting in a yearlong crackdown on dissent. Friday’s order by the country’s supreme court to liquidate the Belarusian Association of Journalists follows the jailing of some 30 journalists, raids on newspaper […]