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Garibashvili's second coming: What does it spell for Georgia?

Murad Muradov

2021-02-25 17:46

Garibashvili's second coming: What does it spell for Georgia?

Georgia’s political stage has lately got very hot: an arrest of the opposition figure Nika Melia, head of the...

Azerbaijan’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union?: “Never Say Never”

Mahammad Mammadov

2021-02-16 00:49

Azerbaijan’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union?: “Never Say Never”

Among the six in-between states in the so-called shared neighborhood, Azerbaijan is an outlier when it comes to membership...

Someone opened Pandora’s box: Seven major global events of 2020

Beyrak Hajiyev

2021-02-04 11:30

Someone opened Pandora’s box: Seven major global events of 2020

  2020 was the year of the rat, a symbol of fertility and abundance, according to the Chinese calendar....

Ukraine has taken another step to counter Russian propaganda machine

Maksym Khylko

2021-02-04 10:16

Ukraine has taken another step to counter Russian propaganda machine

On February 2, 2021, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky issued a decree enacting the decision of the National...

Navalny’s ideology: a liberal hope or a nationalist?

Murad Muradov

2021-01-23 00:22

Navalny’s ideology: a liberal hope or a nationalist?

The return of the Russian “oppositioner-in-chief” Alexey Navalny after 5 months of rehabilitation in Germany and his immediate arrest...

Russia in Nagorno-Karabakh: Taking the poisoned pawn on the geopolitical chessboard?

Mahammad Mammadov

2021-01-13 10:18

Russia in Nagorno-Karabakh: Taking the poisoned pawn on the geopolitical chessboard?

On 10 November 2020, Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders signed an eleventh-hour peace deal with the mediation of Russian President...

Economic impact of peacekeeping forces and the case of Karabakh

Arzu Abbasova

2021-01-11 23:11

Economic impact of peacekeeping forces and the case of Karabakh

Photo: An Azerbaijani service member and a Russian peacekeeper stand guard at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Şuşa...

The impact of COVID-19 on Azerbaijan in five charts

Rashad Hasanov

2021-01-04 15:49

The impact of COVID-19 on Azerbaijan in five charts

Photo: Baku`s central street without usual crowds and businesses. December, 2020. JAM-News Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Azerbaijan looked forward...

How it feels reading policy papers on the EU’s neighborhood:  A look from neighborhood

Beyrak Hajiyev

2020-12-29 12:58

How it feels reading policy papers on the EU’s neighborhood: A look from neighborhood

Photo: EU Neighbourhood Countries The EU’s Global Strategy of 2016, in light of a changing security environment, calls for ‘…a...

To invest or not to invest in the connectivity projects in South Caucasus? Does the EU suffer from ‘bipolar disorder’?

Beyrak Hajiyev

2020-12-20 15:08

To invest or not to invest in the connectivity projects in South Caucasus? Does the EU suffer from ‘bipolar disorder’?

Photo: The Middle Corridor  The Russian-brokered ceasefire to end the hot phase of the Second Karabakh War also envisions...

How to break the impasse in Belarus

David R. Marples

2020-12-05 17:10

How to break the impasse in Belarus

Photo: Belarusian pensioners and medical workers march during a rally to protest against the results of presidential elections in...

Why Karabakh is not South Ossetia or Donbass

Murad Muradov

2020-12-01 22:40

Why Karabakh is not South Ossetia or Donbass

Photo: Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh. November 2020. Jack Losh The vague and unclear terms of the 10 November ceasefire...

The United States and the Aegean dispute: what will change following Biden’s election?

Simona Scotti

2020-11-24 21:34

The United States and the Aegean dispute: what will change following Biden’s election?

The United States has decided: with 306 electoral votes, Joe Biden is officially the 46th U.S. president. Biden's victory...

Northern Cyprus: A state of protracted political deadlock or a new era?

Arzu Bunyad

2020-11-18 16:18

Northern Cyprus: A state of protracted political deadlock or a new era?

Introduction The Eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been divided and hosts de-facto two states for about last four...

Support from the far right is far from right… for Armenia

Rusif Huseynov

2020-10-21 15:09

Support from the far right is far from right… for Armenia

Photo: AfD members on visit to Khankendi, October 18, 2020. Armenian Public Television A delegation of German members of...

Structural reasons of the failure of Nagorno-Karabakh peace process

Murad Muradov

2020-10-12 09:06

Structural reasons of the failure of Nagorno-Karabakh peace process

Photo: Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Nagorno-Karabakh in August 2019. Press Office of the Government of the Republic...

Failed peace-maker: How Pashinyan`s populist policies led to the ongoing fighting

Murad Muradov

2020-09-29 13:58

Failed peace-maker: How Pashinyan`s populist policies led to the ongoing fighting

Around 6 a.m. on September 27, 2020, intensive fighting, featuring large-caliber weapons, mortar launchers and artillery, erupted along the...

Belarus: is there a peaceful solution?

David R. Marples

2020-09-20 10:58

Belarus: is there a peaceful solution?

There is currently an impasse in Belarus between Aliaksandr Lukashenka, the de facto president, and the opposition in the...

Turkic Council's growing role in tackling crises of 2020

Turan Gafarli

2020-09-10 17:13

Turkic Council's growing role in tackling crises of 2020

10 years after foundation, Council continues aim to ensure mutual support on global political scene. In 1991, the map...

Why Armenia’s vision of itself represents a chronic threat to the regional peace

Murad Muradov

2020-08-03 16:52

Why Armenia’s vision of itself represents a chronic threat to the regional peace

Photo: The Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA) memorial in Yerablur military cemetery, Yerevan, Armenia. Wikimedia...

The transformation of political life in Belarus

David R. Marples

2020-08-02 17:38

The transformation of political life in Belarus

Photo: Maryya Kalesnikava, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, and Veranika Tsepkala during a news conference in Minsk, Belarus, 17 July 2020. (AP...

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: where does Israel stand?

Rusif Huseynov

2020-08-01 15:01

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: where does Israel stand?

The South Caucasus witnessed another military escalation in mid-July. Following an Armenian provocation against Azerbaijan on July 12, the...

The Armenia(n)-Azerbaijan(i) conflict goes global

Rusif Huseynov

2020-07-28 18:00

The Armenia(n)-Azerbaijan(i) conflict goes global

Photo: Azerbaijani demonstrators beaten by the angry Armenian mob. Los Angeles, 22 July 2020 The July skirmishes between Armenia and Azerbaijan,...

Armenian-Azerbaijani border skirmishes: Who is the culprit?

Rusif Huseynov

2020-07-15 18:14

Armenian-Azerbaijani border skirmishes: Who is the culprit?

Photo: A house in Dondar Gushchu, Tovuz after artillery shelling by Armenia. July 14, 2020. Heydar Mirza On 12 July...

EU-China Geoeconomic Relations: China's investment in Europe and the Union`s security

Sariyya Bunyatova

2020-07-12 11:01

EU-China Geoeconomic Relations: China's investment in Europe and the Union`s security

 Photo: President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and President of the European Council Donald...

Putin's plebiscite: another victory or a sign of trouble?

Murad Muradov

2020-06-30 15:48

Putin's plebiscite: another victory or a sign of trouble?

Photo: Billboards across Russia advertise the 2020 constitutional referendum initiated by Vladimir Putin. Kirill Zykov / Moskva News Agency...

Egypt-Turkey conflict: Bluff or real war?

Javidan Ahmadkhanli

2020-06-24 11:30

Egypt-Turkey conflict: Bluff or real war?

Photo: Abdul Fattah al-Sisi / Reuters Since mid-June, the Egyptian army has been gathering large numbers of troops along the...

Snap elections in Turkey (again)? Unexpected move from the People`s Alliance

Javidan Ahmadkhanli

2020-06-04 09:50

Snap elections in Turkey (again)? Unexpected move from the People`s Alliance

Photo: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Turkey`s National Movement Party`s (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli at Turkish Grand National...

Parts of a Circle: History of the Karabakh Conflict (film review)

Rusif Huseynov

2020-06-01 15:40

Parts of a Circle: History of the Karabakh Conflict (film review)

"Parts of a Circle: History of the Karabakh Conflict", the documentary jointly prepared by Conciliation Resources and a group of...

Zelensky`s first year

David R. Marples

2020-06-01 11:25

Zelensky`s first year

Photo: President Volodymyr Zelensky gives a press conference about his first year in office in Kyiv on May 20,...