Armenia and Russia Pursue Joint Military Forces

The Russo-Armenian agreement on establishing a joint military unit, which will include troops of the 102nd Russian military base stationed near Yerevan as well as the 4th Corps of the Armenian Army, predictably caused anxiety in Azerbaijan and Georgia. While a potential deterioration of relations with Georgia would undermine Armenia’s national interests, the government in Yerevan appears willing to make this sacrifice in the name of regime reproduction and survival. (PDF) Armen Grigoryan

Belarus: Situation In the Field of National Security and Defense as of September 2016

The defense ministries of Belarus and Azerbaijan signed a cooperation plan for 2017.   In New York, the Foreign Minister Vladimir Makey discuss with the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense the issues of interaction and establishment of a direct dialogue between the military departments of the countries.   Almost all Belarus’ security agencies took part in the large-scale command post exercise. (PDF) Andrei Porotnikov

Положение в области национальной безопасности и обороны Беларуси: сентябрь 2016 г.

Оборонные ведомства Беларуси и Азербайджана подписали план сотрудничества на 2017 г.   В Нью-Йорке Министр иностранных дел Владимир Макей обсудил с заместителем Помощника Министра обороны США вопросы организации взаимодействия в военной сфере, налаживание прямого диалога между военными ведомствами.  В Беларуси прошло масштабное командно-штабное учение, в котором были задействованы практически все силовые ведомства страны. (PDF) Андрей Поротников

The ‘Four-Day War’ of April 2016 is Considered as an Important Victory in Azerbaijan

Territorial gains, military and moral victory should bring Azerbaijan additional advantages on the negotiation table, Azerbaijani experts and ordinary people think. How the April clash will influence the future Karabakh talks and to what extent Azerbaijani diplomats will be able to utilize its benefits are open questions. (PDF) Rusif Huseynov

Human Security Dimension across the Frozen Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Space

An analysis of the serious problems arising from the so-called frozen conflicts in the post-soviet region forms the basis of this policy paper with particular reference to human security in South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Transnistria. Despite many similarities among them, the entities are not entirely homogeneous and since the conflicts vary in severity and scope, an individualized approach is required in the provision of much needed human security in each. (PDF) Grazvydas Jasutis

Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan Will Not Admit Maintaining Frozen Conflict On Its Territory

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After tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan flared in April 2016, the international mediators stepped up again, but there is little hope that they would ever be interested in solving this problem. The patience of the Azerbaijani side that had been negotiating with no progress for 20 years is over; the uncertain situation around the Nagorno-Karabakh harms local population, regional stability and important international projects. (PDF) Rusif Huseynov