Tag: Armenia

India’s $40 Million Inroad Into Armenia’s Russian Arms Market Is Intriguing

India’s success in scoring a $40 million weapon-locating radar deal with Armenia is an intriguing development because the South Asian state surprisingly beat out a Russian competitor despite Moscow being the landlocked South Caucasian country’s CSTO mutual defense ally and provider of the vast majority of its military equipment. *** Armenia Chooses India Over Russia India achieved a surprise victory...

The US & The Armenian ‘Genocide’: Doing the ‘Right’ Thing for the ‘Wrong’ Reasons

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to recognize the deaths of many Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during World War I as “genocide”, but for as much as this move has been praised by its proponents as the “right” thing to do, it was undertaken for the complete opposite of “altruistic” reasons and “historical justice” since it was nothing...

Color Revolution in the Caucasus Rattles Russian Leaders

No two “color revolutions” have been the same, although the anatomy may bear similarity. This explains why Russia continues to face a problem in calibrating its response to emerging revolutionary tides in its backyard. Russia fumbled in Georgia (2003) and Ukraine (2004 and 2014), but digested the ‘color revolutions’ in Kyrgyzstan in 2005 and 2010. Of course, circumstances were different:...

Pro-American Armenia Carried Out a Regime Change Against the CSTO

The newly installed “velvet” government in Armenia just arrested the head of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on the supposed pretense that he played a role in successfully quashing the failed 2008 Color Revolution attempt that ultimately led to the imprisonment of the country’s current Prime Minister, with the Yerevan authorities passively-aggressively hiding behind claims that this is...

Pompeo Might Have Pulled the Plug on Armenian-Iranian Trade

These two long-running civilizational allies might abruptly see their age-old economic relations disappear after Pompeo threatened to sanction anyone who defies the US’ unilaterally implemented punitive measures against the Islamic Republic, and the long-term geostrategic implications of this move could be as far reaching as provoking a more pronounced Chinese-Indian maritime rivalry. New Secretary of State and former CIA chief...