November 23, 2017

Tag Archives: Azerbaijan

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Invigorating Economy

ECO must strengthen relations with regional blocs such as EU and ASEAN, gaining knowledge and know-how from their experiences. ECO summits must be held on either an annual basis or once every two years rather than five. Read More »

Getting Regional Trade Right in Central Asia

One golden opportunity for ECO member countries to increase trade and investment is in the road and rail development projects under the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor. Read More »

What’s Behind the Flare-up in Nagorno-Karabakh?

Complacency in the face of long-understood risks should be replaced by strong political will and effective mechanisms to prevent further escalations in Nagorno-Karabakh – and indeed elsewhere in Europe and Russia’s shared neighborhood. Read More »

Time to Transform the Eastern Mediterranean

The massive resources available in the Eastern Mediterranean offer the prospect of employment and stability. The pursuit of common interests could unlock enormous untapped potential in the region. Read More »

Armenia: Approaching the Precipice

Armenia is now approaching a precipice, with an increasingly stubborn government unwilling or unable to offer any concessions set against an ever more resolute group of empowered and enthusiastic youth activists. Thus, there seems to be no clear way out of this stalemate, as each side finds it more difficult to back down from its demands. Read More »

Khojaly Massacre and Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

After 23 years, emotions still run high in Azerbaijan and Armenia over the mass killings in Khojaly and the identity of the perpetrators of this war crime. What is it about the tragedy that still stirs intense feelings in the two countries and how does it impact the prospects for peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict? Read More »

The Nagorno-Karabakh Dispute After 20 Years

Twenty years ago, Armenians and Azerbaijanis signed a ceasefire to silence the artillery in Nagorno-Karabakh. But since May 12, 1994, almost none of the subsequent steps have strengthened that peace; the sides are still far from agreement on a comprehensive settlement. Instead, especially in the past few years, the number of people being killed along the frontlines has risen. Some 30 ... Read More »