Pashinyan Has a Point About How Azerbaijan Sells Its Special Operation to Russia & the West

Pashinyan Has a Point About How Azerbaijan Sells Its Special Operation to Russia & the West

Azerbaijan’s dual messaging to Russia and the West might not just be driven by the short-term motivation of deterring criticism or the worst-case scenario of an intervention to stop its special operation, but by longer-term diplomatic goals. Is Baku Playing Both Sides? Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan shared some useful insight with parliament in response…

Analyzing Azerbaijan’s “Special Military Operation” Against Armenia

Analyzing Azerbaijan’s “Special Military Operation” Against Armenia

Azerbaijan’s undeclared special military operation against Armenia is the most destabilizing development to happen along Russia’s periphery since the latest US-provoked phase of the Ukrainian Conflict began in February. It could even ultimately prove to be a game changer in the worst way possible for Russian interests at the most sensitive time for its own…

Why’d Russia Claim That Terrorists Are Trying to Infiltrate Armenia Via Iran?

Why’d Russia Claim That Terrorists Are Trying to Infiltrate Armenia Via Iran?

What’s most important is that the border security of all multipolar states, especially those that are strategically coordinating to accelerate the global systemic transition to multipolarity like Russia (thus by extension its Armenian mutual defense ally) and Iran are, is impenetrable and that each one does what’s needed to ensure that no destabilizing forces exploit…

Will Christina Quinn Impose US-style Democracy on Armenia?

Will Christina Quinn Impose US-style Democracy on Armenia?

The US has made no secret of its wish to push Armenia from Russia’s sphere of influence, and in order to boost its efforts Washington plans to make some staffing changes at its embassy in Yerevan. Specifically, it intends to strengthen its core of “experienced personnel” who have already been trained in anti-Russian activities in…

Nationalist Delusions Are Driving Instability in Armenia

Nationalist Delusions Are Driving Instability in Armenia

It’s nothing but a nationalist delusion to imagine that Karabakh won’t inevitably be comprehensively reincorporated back into the same country that the entire international community – including Armenia – agrees that it’s an integral part of. The South Caucasus country of Armenia was the scene of intense clashes between police and protesters on Friday that…

Analyzing Russia’s Response To Five Regional Regime Change Threats Since 2013

Analyzing Russia’s Response To Five Regional Regime Change Threats Since 2013

Research into this subject reveals that it’s among the country’s top foreign policy priorities even though its ‘democratic security’ policy has yet to be articulated, let alone acknowledged. The five examined case studies show that Russia’s stance has evolved with time and aligns with the particular circumstances in which each scenario is unfolding. The Hybrid…