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For nearly 25 years, traffic between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh traveled along a road known as the Lachin Corridor. It was constructed in 1998, shortly after Armenians won the territory in a war with Azerbaijan, and funded by Armenian diaspora members with money raised at a telethon. Since then, it has represented a critical lifeline for the Armenian residents of Karabakh. 

Two significant developments have recently profoundly impacted security formation in the South Caucasus: Azerbaijan’s Karabakh Victory, and ramifications of the Russia-Ukraine war on the region. After the Karabakh Victory and before the Russia-Ukraine War, the most important step in the field of security was the Shusha declaration signed between Azerbaijan…
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For nearly 25 years, traffic between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh traveled along a road known as the Lachin Corridor. It was constructed in 1998, shortly after Armenians won the territory in a war with Azerbaijan, and funded by Armenian diaspora members with money raised at a telethon. Since then, it has represented a critical lifeline for the Armenian…
posted 27m ago via eurasianet.org
 

Azerbaijan has completed a new high-quality highway in its Karabakh and East Zangazur economic regions. The new road bypasses Azerbaijan’s Lachin city and opens an all-new connection link between the Armenian-populated part of Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region and Armenia. According to the State Agency of Azerbaijan Automobile Roads, ground was broken on…
posted 36m ago via caspiannews.com
 

Beginning at 8 p.m. local time on Tuesday, the Lachin Corridor, which for more than three decades has served as the main artery connecting Armenia with Artsakh, will be permanently closed to Armenian travelers. Instead, a new temporary road that bypasses the Aghavno and Sus villages in Artsakh’s Berdzor region will begin operating and will be monitored…
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Turkey’s Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan threw his country’s support to Azerbaijan’s almost eight-month blockade of Artsakh, saying that the Lachin Corridor is Azerbaijan’s territory. “Lachin road is Azerbaijan’s territory. Therefore, Azerbaijan takes whatever measures it deems necessary. Taking (such steps) is also one of its greatest sovereign rights,”…
posted 46m ago via asbarez.com
 

Iran’s official news agency reports that the foreign ministers of Turkey and Iran met in Tehran on September 3 and discussed a number of issues including the situation in the South Caucasus. The Islamic Republic News Agency reports the ministers agreed that the era of conflict in the South Caucasus had ended and the time had come for cooperation….
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TEHRAN- In a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian reiterated Tehran’s position that the Islamic Republic will not tolerate any geopolitical changes in the Caucasus region. Amir Abdollahian was openly referring to the conflict between the Republic of Azerbaijan and…
posted 55m ago via tehrantimes.com
 

16:07, 21 October 2022 YEREVAN, OCTOBER 21, ARMENPRESS. Iran considers the security of Armenia and the region as its security and the decision to open the consulate-general in the town of Kapan is the important manifestation that Iran is displaying for the millennia-old relations with the Armenian people, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian…
posted 1h ago via armenpress.am
 

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EREVAN – Il primo ministro armeno Nikol Pashinyan è impegnato in trattative con l’Azerbaijan per raggiungere un accordo di pace, ma lancia l’allarme: “Vogliamo fare il possibile per ottenere la pace, ma nel Nagorno Karbakh l’Azerbaijan mette in atto una pulizia etnica”. La popolazione armena della contesa regione in questione sta vivendo una catastrofe…
posted 3h ago via repubblica.it
 

The South Caucasus has consistently occupied a pivotal position within Turkish foreign policy. This significance has been underscored by Türkiye’s deepening influence in the region, a trend that has gained momentum especially in the wake of the Second Karabakh War. With the recent re-election of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the Presidency of the country,…
posted 4h ago via commonspace.eu
 

По словам Рогова, США требуют “раскулачить” олигархов из американского списка, в который вошли Константин Григоришин, Дмитрий Фирташ и Константин Жеваго. Рогов считает, что американские власти будут настаивать на усилении давления на олигархов, чтобы пополнить ресурсы для ведения боевых действий.По мнению Рогова, “охоту на олигархов” также объясняют…
posted 5h ago via rg.ru
 

Rustem Umerov, head of the country’s main privatisation fund, attends a meeting in the president’s office, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine November 16, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Acquire Licensing RightsKYIV, Sept 4 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has proposed Rustem Umerov, head…
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Rustem Umerov, who is set to become Ukraine’s new defence minister, is a leading member of the Crimean Tatar community who has represented his country in sensitive negotiations with Russia.Umerov was born in Soviet Uzbekistan, the country his family was exiled to under Stalin, and moved back to Crimea in Ukraine as a child when the Tatars were allowed…
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SKIP ADVERTISEMENTThe fate of the defense minister, Oleksii Reznikov, had been the subject of increasing speculation in Ukraine. It was the biggest shake-up in Ukraine’s government since Russia’s full-scale invasion.Ukraine’s defense minister, Oleksii Reznikov, in April.Credit…Pool photo by Sebastian GollnowBy Andrew E. KramerSept. 3, 2023Updated…
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MSNposted at 21:00:01 UTC via msn.comPrigozhin plane crash: What we know over a week after Wagner chief’s deathposted at 19:22:53 UTC via aljazeera.comIn late June, Wagner mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin took control of Russia’s southern city of Rostov-on-Don, the opening salvo of a mutiny against the Kremlin that ended in a fragile truce orchestrated…
posted 19h ago by Michael Novakhov (Mike Nova) via The News And Times
 
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 The Rival Jewish Spies Who Almost Changed the Course of WWII – Israel News – Haaretz.composted at 16:16:33 UTC via haaretz.comThe story of the bitter rivalry between two Jewish agents in World War II has led one historian to speculate on the many different ways the war could have played itself outSelected Articles – Michael Novakhov’s favorite articles…
posted 22h ago by Michael Novakhov (Mike Nova) via The News And Times
 

In late June, Wagner mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin took control of Russia’s southern city of Rostov-on-Don, the opening salvo of a mutiny against the Kremlin that ended in a fragile truce orchestrated by Belarus’s leader Alexander Lukashenko. The uprising was a public humiliation for Russian President Vladimir Putin, a leader believed to have…
posted 20h ago via aljazeera.com
 
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