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Whither the South Caucasus?.

Twenty-five years after Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia became independent states, the South Caucasus remains a strategically sensitive region.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Russia's Aims in Central Asia.

Regional cooperation revolves around the Eurasia Economic Union. Russia continues to lack a common policy on Central Asia, preferring instead to pursue bilateral relations with individual states, according to regional expert Chinara Esengul. The Kyrgyz analyst on Central Asia geopolitics and security told IWPR that she saw ...

- IWPR - UK

MG U.S. co-chair: Improved plan on settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict put on negotiation table.

An improved version of the previous plans on peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is put on the negotiation table, U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Richard Hoagland said at a press conference in Yerevan on March 27.

- AzerNews - AZ

PACE co-rapporteur to mull Karabakh conflict in Yerevan.

Stefan Schennach, co-rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Azerbaijan, tweeted March 28 that he is leaving for Yerevan, Armenia.

- AzerNews - AZ

Mediation group puts on new plan to refresh Karabakh peace process.

There are signals for the peace process over the long-standing Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to get intensified as regional players are activating their levers to push talks forward.

- AzerNews - AZ

Expert: Sargsyan hastens his political demise by threatening Azerbaijan.

Inadequate and provocative statements made by the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan during his recent visit to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan were quickly replicated and disseminated by the Armenian government and media.

- AzerNews - AZ

Lukashenko: People in Nagorno-Karabakh don't have decent life.

People should have a decent life and I don't believe that people in Nagorno-Karabakh have a decent life today, said the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on March 28.

- AzerNews - AZ

Armenian troops breach truce 130 times throughout the day.

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijan appeals to OSCE over Armenia's drills in occupied lands.

- Today.Az - AZ

MG U.S. co-chair: Improved plan on settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict put on negotiation table.

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijan: UN can't be apart from Karabakh conflict settlement.

The United Nations, which reflects the will of international community, never was and never can be apart from the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict's resolution process.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijani Army targets all military objects of Armenia, Ministry says

Azerbaijan will suppress any threat from Armenia immediately and decisively, the country's Defense Ministry stated.

- AzerNews - AZ

OSCE MG co-chairs meet Armenian FM

Armenia's Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian held a meeting with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, who are on a visit in Yerevan, the Armenian Foreign Ministry tweeted Mar. 27.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijani Army targets all military objects of Armenia, Ministry says

- Today.Az - AZ

OSCE MG co-chairs meet Armenian FM

- Today.Az - AZ

Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 118 times in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have 118 times violated the ceasefire in various directions along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend March 26.

- AzerNews - AZ

Karabakh conflict hinders Armenia's participation in global projects

- Today.Az - AZ

Armenian president aims to calm public anger by new agreement with EU

- Today.Az - AZ

Karabakh conflict hinders Armenia's participation in global projects

Such strategic initiatives as the Southern Gas Corridor, as well as the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, have the potential to deepen the participation of the South Caucasus countries in global supply chains, reads an article posted on the website of The Jamestown Foundation.

- AzerNews - AZ

Armenian president aims to calm public anger by new agreement with EU

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, by announcing a new EU-Armenia agreement, wants to soothe popular anger over the worsening domestic socio-economic situation, reads an article posted on the website of The Jamestown Foundation.

- AzerNews - AZ

Armenia continues breaking ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 117 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend Mar. 25.

- AzerNews - AZ

Degree of irregularities in Armenia's general election likely to determine level of protests and escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh

Key Points The ruling Republican Party of Armenia's dominance on political scene is likely to end after the elections. Azerbaijan might well be tempted, given Armenia's preoccupation with the elections, particularly if there are widespread protests, to initiate a controlled escalation of the

- Jane’s - US

French FM: Status quo in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict only aggravates the situation

French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault has reiterated the unacceptability of the status quo in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

- AzerNews - AZ

How Two Armenian Immigrants Made Turkish Delight An American Hit

Decades ago, an orchard in Washington state began producing "Aplets & Cotlets," a version of a confection based on childhood memories and hard work — and still beloved in the Pacific Northwest.

- NPR - US

Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 109 times in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's Armed Forces have 109 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said Mar. 24.

- AzerNews - AZ

Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 126 times in 24 hours

- Today.Az - AZ

Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 126 times in 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's Armed Forces have 126 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said on March 23.

- AzerNews - AZ

How Two Armenian Immigrants Made Turkish Delights An American Hit

Decades ago, an orchard in Washington state began producing "Aplets & Cotlets," a version of a confection based on childhood memories and hard work — and still beloved in the Pacific Northwest.

- NPR - US

Armenia: Arrest, Missile Smuggling Allegations Amid Election Campaign

The Armenian parliamentary election campaign took an unexpected turn on March 22, when agents from the National Security Service arrested Samvel Babayan, a former de facto defense minister of Nagorno Karabakh and a key ally of Seyran Ohanyan, one of the leading candidates. The NSS accused Babayan and two other Armenian ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Influential Former Military Commander Arrested Ahead Of Armenian Elections

A former top military commander in Nagorno-Karabakh who is close to an Armenian opposition alliance has been arrested in Armenia on suspicion of smuggling weapons into the country.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Meet Ara Malikian, the Cosmopolitan With a Violin

Global Voices interviews Ara Malikian, an Armenian violinist who grew up in Lebanon, about the influences that shaped his life and his music.

- Global Voices - US

Armenia: Arrest for Smuggled Missile Roils Election Campaign

The Armenian parliamentary election campaign took an unexpected turn on March 22, when agents from the National Security Service arrested Samvel Babayan, a former de facto defense minister of Nagorno Karabakh and a key ally of Seyran Ohanyan, one of the leading candidates. The NSS accused Babayan and two other Armenian ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Patriarch election saga drags on for Turkey's Armenians

Turkey's Armenian community has remained without an active patriarch for years as Ankara uses a legal vacuum to interfere in its religious affairs.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Ex-Nagorno-Karabakh official accused of smuggling missile

Armenian authorities have arrested a former top Nagorno-Karabakh military official on charges of smuggling an air defense missile into the country.

- Stars and Stripes - US

UAE and Armenia citizens exempted from entry visas

Talks focused on bilateral relations and current state of the region

- GulfNews - AE

Armenian army breaks ceasefire 143 times using large-caliber machine guns

- Today.Az - AZ

FM: Turkey, Russia work jointly to settle Karabakh conflict

Turkey and Russia have restored their relations and are currently working to settle regional problems, including the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

- AzerNews - AZ

Armenian army breaks ceasefire 143 times using large-caliber machine guns

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 143 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry told Trend Mar. 22.

- AzerNews - AZ

Armenia-Azerbaijan war: Through the looking glass

Azerbaijan has called for peace talks with Armenia, but the two sides have mirror-image accounts of basic facts.

- EU Observer - EU

From Arabs in China to Syrians in Panama, librarian documents cultures worldwide

David Hirsch is the librarian for Jewish, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian and Armenian studies at UCLA Library. It's unusual for one person to have responsibility for so many different regions.

- UCLA - US

Armenia: Children Isolated, Needlessly Separated from Families

– Thousands of children in Armenia are needlessly separated from their parents and placed in institutions due to disability or poverty, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government should urgently provide community-based services and quality, inclusive education so that all children, including ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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