Armenia
02.04.2024 Henry Kamens

The more I watch the Armenian government and its increasing desire to divorce itself from its traditional protector, Russia, and join the EU and NATO, the more I wonder what possible logic they could be following? I am constantly wondering what the leadership in Yerevan is thinking, and what information they have which is not public. Maybe there is a method to their madness. Armenia wants to give more land to Azerbaijan, with a promise from the US that it will protect it, and that is really delusional…

08.11.2022 Henry Kamens

It would be easy to dismiss the latest incidents in the Armenian-Azeri conflict zone as more of the same; however, when you read the headlines in the US media, the New York Times for instance, more may be involved. Could not the US send someone besides Nancy Pelosi as an envoy to stir the pot? There is no need...

29.07.2022 Vladimir Platov

The US has made no secret of its wish to push Armenia from Russia’s sphere of influence, and in order to boost its efforts Washington plans to make some staffing changes at its embassy in Yerevan. Specifically, it intends to strengthen its core of “experienced personnel” who have already been trained in anti-Russian activities in other countries. According to an...

26.07.2022 Vladimir Platov

Against the backdrop of the lack of success in creating an opposition stronghold to Russia in Ukraine, the United States has recently taken a number of measures to create a so-called “second front” against Moscow by increasing instability and initiating anti-Russian sentiment in a number of countries that are politically and strategically important to the Russian Federation...

07.12.2020 Salman Rafi Sheikh

When Russia recently succeeded in bringing peace between the warring Armenia and Azerbaijan, it sent shockwaves across the West, particularly France and the US, the other two members of the Minsk Group. That Russia was able to mediate negotiations and peace single-handedly and swiftly meant that it was in full control...

01.12.2020 Henry Kamens

The outcome of the Karabakh war is turning me into more of a cynic. I keep hoping it's just a phase. However, based on the reality on the ground, not only in Azerbaijan and Armenia but the region as a whole, many questions are coming to mind. Now is the time to reflect on what comes next, and how the political balance has been recalibrated...

10.11.2020 Salman Rafi Sheikh

The recently ceased fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh region between Azerbaijan and Armenia has opened too many cracks that a number of external players, especially the US, are looking to exploit to their advantage. For the US, military tensions and wide-spread instability and war close to Russia’s southern regions and Iran...

30.09.2020 Henry Kamens

Several months ago, I wrote that things had been tense on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone since the collapse of the USSR, but only now are we hearing of a resumption of active hostilities, the deployment of heavy weaponry and heated engagements. Observers on the ground have no doubt that the heaviest fighting in years is going on, and this is only...

22.08.2019 Valery Kulikov

For centuries, the Caucasus, which was part of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, has been an arena of interaction and struggle between various, often opposing, political and economic interests. Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia...

23.04.2019 Grete Mautner

Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States considered itself the sole global hegemon entitled to decide the fate of other international players. Acting on that premise, for the last couple decades or so the US has been toppling sovereign governments...

03.05.2018 F. William Engdahl
There has been considerable speculation in recent days as to whether the recent and ongoing protests across former Soviet Armenia constitute another Washington Color Revolution destabilization or whether it represents simply the angry revolt of citizens fed up with the…
02.11.2017 Dmitry Bokarev

In November 2017, the Republic of Armenia (RA plans to sign an important treaty with the European Union. The document is known as the “Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement” (CEPA. In the view of its supporters, the expansion...