Apr 9 2014 - 13:35
The Wall Street Journal has recently published an article by Svante Cornell, a co-founder of the Stockholm Institute for Security and Development Policy, where Russian President Vladimir Putin was said to be allegedly paying pro-Russian opposition, public and national minorities of Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Apr 7 2014 - 14:04
Mubariz Ahmedoglu, director of the Center for Political Innovations and Technologies, told News Azerbaijan that no military, economic or geopolitical sanctions against Russia would have a big impact. The West does not have enough resources in the Black Sea to curb Russia. The expert predicts that the North Caucasus would become the second region for global players to make a stand off. This includes the Circassian issue connecting Syria and the North Caucasus, Turkey and Syria. Azerbaijan may become a target for both Russia and the West.
Apr 6 2014 - 11:25
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan may meet before the end of the month, News-Armenia cites a diplomatic source as saying. The meeting is expected to be held in Prague.
Apr 1 2014 - 13:50
According to the OSCE report for 2013, the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remains one of the main conflicts in the region, Trend reports.The document states that over 20 years have passed since the start of the conflict, yet no sustainable political solution has been made. The OSCE has hailed progress of the OSCE Minsk Group in encouraging dialogue between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Mar 31 2014 - 18:30
96 years ago, on March 31, 1918, the struggle for power in Azerbaijan, in the truly troubled time of the collapse of the Russian Empire after the October Revolution, quickly turned into a massacre of civilians on ethnic grounds. This is a mournful date in Azerbaijani history, commemorated since 1998 by the decree of President Heydar Aliyev as the Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis, as well as one of the bloodiest episodes of the Revolution.In those days, in early 1918, a kind of "power vacuum" formed in Baku: part of the city was controlled the Baku Commune led by Stepan Shaumyan (Lalayants), and it was opposed by the Muslim party "Musavat". The forces were approximately equal by the time former Russian troops, who had fought in Turkey during World War I and were forced to Baku by Anatolian Turks, appeared in the city. The atmosphere in the city had already been tense, as the Armenian part of these troops, being under the significant influence of the nationalist ideology of the party "Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF)", considered the Muslim, predominantly Azerbaijani, population of Baku as a "fifth column" of the advancing Turkish army.
Mar 30 2014 - 12:34
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is going to meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris today, RIA Novosti cites the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying. The previous meeting was held in The Hague at the beginning of the week. The two officials focused on the Syrian crisis.
Mar 29 2014 - 20:40
Joining the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus will be useful for all Caucasian states, Russian presidential aide Sergey Glazyev says. The body is also interested in enhanced cooperation with Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, Glazyev stresses.
Mar 27 2014 - 20:36
"Maidan" as a second name for revolution aimed at europeanization, liberalization and undermining the state is typical for countries of the post-Soviet space but not all of them - the South Caucasus, which has bigger threats, does not fit the trend. This is the main point of Alan Kasayev, Deputy head of the Department of Journalism if the Moscow State Linguistic University.