Nakhichevan

Cherry-plum festival kicks off in Nakhchivan

The 5th traditional Göyce festival, named after this region’s brand- alycha (plum) goyche - has started in Nakhchivan. The Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is in the midst of the cherry-plum season.  This year the farmers …

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Nakhchivan prepares South Caucasus for railway revolution

A new rail line connecting Azerbaijan with its exclave of Nakhchivan promises to revolutionize transportation in the Caucasus and could have broad ramifications further afield, David O’Byrne, an Istanbul-based journalist who covers energy, writes for Eurasianet. In February, a camouflage-clad Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev laid the foundation for a new 100-kilometer stretch of railroad across southern Azerbaijan, along the Iranian border, in territory that Azerbaijan took back from Armenia after the war last year. “This railroad has enormous strategic significance,” he said

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Azerbaijan to rebuild liberated territories in a smart way

After the peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan in November 2020, the latter immediately set to work on the decontamination, reconstruction, rehabilitation and reintegration of liberated Karabakh, which had suffered enormous destruction over the course of the Armenian occupation over the last 30 years

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Not all roads lead to Georgia

Last year’s war between Armenia and Azerbaijan could shake up trans-Caucasus trade, which has been dominated by Georgia for decades

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After the Second Karabakh War, the region is moving towards peace and prosperity

The trilateral statement signed by the president of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the prime minister of the Republic of Armenia and the president of the Russian Federation on November 10, 2020 is a fundamental document which determined to complete military operations and establish peace, security and cooperation in the region, political scientist Shabnam Hasanova writes for Eurasia Review

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Ilham Aliyev lays foundation of Horadiz-Aghband railway

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev laid the foundation of the Horadiz-Aghband railway in Fuzuli district, according to the presidential website. This 100-kilometer railway is of great strategic importance because this transport …

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Six-country platform gives opportunity for stability in Armenia

The first meeting of the trilateral working group was held in Moscow today in pursuance of the January 11 statement of Presidents Vladimir Putin, Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafayev, Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Mher Grigoryan and Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexei Overchuk agreed to create expert subgroups for rail, road and combined transport and on issues of ensuring transportation, including security, border, customs, sanitary, veterinary, phytosanitary and other types of control.

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Azerbaijan's efforts to overcome hostility are not welcomed in Armenia yet

After The Second Karabakh War ended Armenia and Azerbaijan can hope for unblocking of all transport and economic communications routes, Dr. Esmira Jafarova, a Board Member of the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center), Baku, Azerbaijan, writes in the article Building Peace And Stability In South Caucasus Should Be A Two-Way Street – OpEd for Eurasiareview

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Turkey outfoxed China and becomes rising Eurasian power

Turkey's decision to provide an unprecedented level of military assistance to Azerbaijan empowered Baku to achieve a resounding victory in the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War, changing the geopolitical rules of the game in the South Caucasus. …

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Who will benefit from building Nakhichevan corridor

From the perspective of Eurasian connectivity, the Nakhchivan corridor could become part of both north-south and east-west transport corridors that get through the South Caucasus, writes Orkhan Baghirov, a leading advisor at the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) in Baku

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