Nakhichevan

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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Russia to be able to use Nakhchivan corridor

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said Russia, along with Turkey, Armenia and Iran, will be able to use the new transport corridor from Nakhchivan. "Currently, specific works are being carried out to open the Nakhchivan corridor. …

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Taleh Ziyadov: "The opening of all communications between Armenia and Azerbaijan will boost the economic significance of the region as a whole"

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict ended with a Russian-brokered ceasefire that grants Turkey joint monitoring rights. This framework formalises cooperation between the two regional powers, a development that has significant political implications for Georgia, the US, and the EU, former Georgian Ambassador to US Tedo Japaridze writes in the article Can Armenia and Azerbaijan win peace together? for Brussels Morning

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Iran expanding rail links with Central Asia and Caucasus

The United States and other Western countries have worked long and hard to marginalize Iran as punishment for its transgressions on the international stage. Nevertheless, Iran’s neighbors as well as states further out, including Russia, China and the Central Asian republics, understand that their plans to establish strategically important north-south and east-west regional transportation routes will depend on the development of Iranian railways and the integration of its domestic rail system with bordering countries

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