New Embassy Is Sign of Strengthening Chinese-Armenian Ties

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by Oksana Musaelyan China is building a new embassy in Yerevan that, once completed, will be Beijing’s second biggest in the former Soviet Union. The project is a sign of China’s growing economic and diplomatic roles in Armenia. The groundbreaking ceremony… Continue Reading  

Israeli Arms Manufacturer Alleged To Have Attacked Armenia From Azerbaijan

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by Joshua Kucera Officials from an Israeli arms manufacturer fired two drone missiles from Azerbaijan into Armenian-held territory, according to a complaint under investigation by the Israali Ministry of Defense. According to the allegations — which have been denied by… Continue Reading  

Time to Reset US Policy in the South Caucasus

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by Richard Sokolsky and Paul Stronski Geopolitical conditions in the South Caucasus have experienced a substantial shift in recent years. Accordingly, the Trump Administration needs to adjust assumptions in advancing American interests in the region to make the most of its capabilities.… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Strikes on Syria a Big Hit in Caucasus

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by Joshua Kucera The United States missile strikes on Syria have gladdened pro-Western hearts among in the Caucasus, where they have been seen as a sign that the new Trump administration is willing to act tough against Russia. “I think… Continue Reading  

Why Brexit is Bad for Azerbaijan

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by Eldar Mamedov The Brexit crisis could create geopolitical headaches for Azerbaijan at a time when Baku is worried about keeping the country’s leaky economy afloat.