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.

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Armen Grigoryan

Note: This piece was originally published by the Jamestown Foundation in the Eurasia Daily Monitor Vol. 13 Issue 188, and reprinted here with permission of the author.

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