The worst step is to be the closure of economic and diplomatic channels, because it paves the way for the further aggravation of confrontation that doesn't correspond to the long-term complex interests of either side
The political conflict between Ankara and Moscow due to the Russian Su-24 downed in Syria by the Turkish Air Force is gaining momentum at the highest level. Without expressing official condolences over …
The USA does not recognize the upcoming so-called "elections" in occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, because it does not recognize the regime established there as an independent state, the co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group from the USA, …
"Russia is not a party of the international Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, but does play the role of the most important mediator of peace within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group," political analyst Berlin Heiko Langner told a reporter of Vestnik Kavkaza, commenting on Angela Merkel's statement on the participation of Russia in this conflict.
OSCE co-chairs meet in BerlinThe co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group arrived in Berlin on December 11th in order to discuss possible ways to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, US co-chair James Warlick is quoted as saying. Some experts expressed the idea that the meeting is being held in Berlin as Germany is going to take a more active role in the peaceful resolution process. However German political analyst Heiko Langner says that such a view is a result of exaggeration. In the same time Germany may indeed try to mediate between the countries of the Minsk Group itself, whose positions are often different, Langner said.The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group arrived in Berlin on December 11th in order to discuss possible ways to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, US co-chair James Warlick is quoted as saying. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group arrived in Berlin on December 11th in order to discuss possible ways to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, US co-chair James Warlick is quoted as saying.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier concluded his visit to the South Caucasus yesterday with a meeting with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. Steinmeier expressed hope that the next round of presidential talks set for Paris next Monday will bring progress. Nalbandian stated again that Armenia was ready to settle the problem based on the declarations of the OSCE Minsk Group.
Matthias Dornfeld, a political analyst at the Berlin Center for Caspian Region Studies, has given his view on the integration of Georgia in Europe, ties between Europe and Armenia and prospects of Turkey joining the EU. Unlike Heiko Langner, Dornfeld does not deny the presence of some European standards of democracy Georgia wants to achieve for fully-fledged European integration, based on the association agreement and the free trade agreement Georgia initialed at the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius.
Interview by Orkhan Sattarov, head of the European Bureau of Vestnik KavkazaHeiko Langner, a German political analyst, specialist on the post-Soviet space and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, has expressed his point of view on the conflict in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza.- Mr. Langner, what do you think about consequences of the Nagorno-Karabakh war for Armenia and Azerbaijan?