Archive for Tag Archives: ' Russia'


The intra-Syrian talks in Astana on January 23 resulted from active diplomatic efforts by Russia, Turkey and Iran. Currently the three are synchronizing their diplomacy and military operations in the Syrian conflict. Despite the tangled web [...]

Why Turkey has stopped trying to depose Syria’s Assad

Turkey is destined to remain confined to Syria’s northwest region focusing on keeping IS away from its border and Kurds contained, while leaving Assad’s future to negotiations, writes Paul Iddon. Just three days before the Astana [...]

This Is the Arms Race from Hell (And Russia Is Adding Fuel to the Fire)

A fraught arms race, involving ballistic missiles, helicopter gunships, multiple rocket systems and even nuclear material smuggling, has escalated to the brink of war this year. The contenders: Armenia and Azerbaijan, two states with populations roughly [...]

Baku Network, Russia’s Valdai Club ink co-op deal

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 11 Trend: An agreement on cooperation was signed between the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club and Baku International Policy and Security Network on Nov. 10 in Moscow. The [...]

Take Note, Turkey: Russia’s New Su-35S Arrives in Syria

Russia has deployed at least four advanced Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker-E aircraft to Syria, beefing up its air superiority capabilities in the war-torn region. The move follows protests from Turkey that a Russian Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback bomber [...]

A ‘Cold War 2.0’ playing out in the Middle East

By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON Wed, 04 Nov 2015, 06:08 AM Photo by: Courtesy Putin’s government tries to establish a security belt stretching from Iraq to the Mediterranean, expert tells the “Post.” The US is facing a “Cold War 2.0” against Russia [...]

The new Trudeau’s new Canada

By Mark Entwistle and Ulf Gartzke This week marks Canada’s first change of government in nearly a decade, following the unexpectedly large victory of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party in mid-October’s general election. To understand [...]

PACE calls for withdrawal of Armenian armed forces from Azerbaijan’s occupied lands

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.5 Trend: In a draft resolution approved Nov.4, the Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has called for the withdrawal of Armenian armed forces and other irregular [...]

Azerbaijani people to vote for stability – Russian president’s personal envoy

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.26 By Anakhanum Khidayatova – Trend: During the upcoming parliamentary election in Azerbaijan, the largest number of voters will vote for the ruling New Azerbaijan Party and the opposition will gather only a small [...]