Azerbaijan’s grand experiment of scaring everyone with its blacklist and making the Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin an example has failed spectacularly. All kudo’s go to Lapshin, of course. What a guy! But let’s start from the beginning, shall we?
This video screenshot of a smiling Armenian soldier somewhere in the southern part of the line of contact between Armenian and Azerbaijani militaries has made my day. It marks the end of the nightmare, the end of 3 days of violent clashes, it reaffirms the promise that there’s no military solution to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and it signifies hope that peace is possible… Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Fragile Truce Holds in Karabakh"</span>
The traffic lights blinked and I reluctantly pressed the accelerator. The car crawled across the crossroad. Norik, the kid across the street is serving military duty in Askeran, on the front-line. I hate the thought of getting home and seeing the questions in the eyes of the neighbors… Continue reading “Large Scale Fighting in Karabakh, Dozens Dead”
Scores of troops, tanks, artillery systems and other military hardware paraded across Stepanakert on May 9 in one of the largest ever displays of Nagorno-Karabakh’s military power.
Watch the full slide-show here.
A top U.S. intelligence official has indicated, that the situation in the Caucasus could get tense with fighting erupting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held an open hearing on 2 February 2010, entitled “Current and Projected Threats to the United States,” as the latest in an annual series of hearings examining US national security issues.
In his testimoney before the Senate Committee the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dennis C. Blair made some noteworthy remarks concerning the Caucasus and Armenia. Admiral Blair, speciically, noted, that the unresolved conflicts of the Caucasus provide the most likely flashpoints in the Eurasia region. Continue reading “U.S. Intelligence Official: Fighting could flare between Armenia and Azerbaijan”