The Minsk Group, a special body of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe, established in 1992 in order to help the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, has been constantly criticized during the recent years. No breakthrough has been achieved over the resolution of the long-lasting conflict that emerged in 1988 over Armenia’s territorial claims...

  Look here upon this picture, and on this, The counterfeit presentment of two brothers. Hamlet   The downing of the Russian SU-24 bomber by the Turkish Air Forces on November 24 that marked a new era of global geopolitical struggle could also be considered a military fight in the Near Eastern theater between two countries, but a personal combat betwixt two similar personalities. Since coming to...

Early April of the current year, the news spread from Switzerland reported a long-awaited arrangement: Iran and six world powers that had negotiated for the past several years declared a deal, which would block Tehran from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of Western sanctions. Despite some skeptical opinions, the most agreed it was a big diplomatic achievement and hoped for further...

The Georgia-Azerbaijan relations underwent a serious test because of the scandal during the first leg of a UEFA Europa League qualifier between Dinamo versus Gabala in Tbilisi on July 2. The series of provocative actions launched even prior to the match was accompanied by violation. The first event occurred when several Azerbaijani supporters, who had come to Georgia`s capital got beaten by local fans....

The recent visit of the famous Russian opera singer Lyubov Kazarnovskaya to Nagorno-Karabakh without the permission of Azerbaijani authorities once more raised concern and questions on Azerbaijan`s black list. Debates on the necessity of the list of people declaredpersonae non grataein Azerbaijan because of their visits to Nagorno-Karabakh come up from time to time.   What is Nagorno-Karabakh...

GUAM: from setup to present situation In the light of the current events in East Europe, a new chance can emerge for the revival of GUAM, an organization established by Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova in 1997. The bloc that has started taking shape in the turn of the millennium The initial conceptual vision of GUAM primarily based on cooperation between the member states in creating a Euro-Asian...

The annexation of Crimea by Russia in March 2014 and the protests in Ukraine’s eastern region leading to separatist movements in Donetsk and Luhansk provinces deservedly caught the world’s attention. What began as pro-Russian protests has escalated into an armed conflict between the Russia-backed forces of the Donetsk and Luhansk Republics and Ukraine, giving rise to concerns over...

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