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Open newsletter – february 23, 2022

ASIA A divide is emerging between how the Asia Pacific region has responded to the Omicron wave of COVID-19, and how North American and Western European countries have responded. East Asia Forum, Jeremy Youde: Asia’s cautious approach to Omicron AUSTRALIA One of the former Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade officials involved with a new […]

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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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Daily news – February 3, 2022 a.m.

AFRICA Artificial intelligence creeps on to the African Battlefield. Nathaniel Allen, Marian “Ify” Okpali, Brookings: Even as the world’s leading militaries race to adopt artificial intelligence in anticipation of future great power war, security forces in one of the world’s most conflict-prone regions are opting for a more measured approach. In Africa, AI is gradually making its […]

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Iran’s Perceptions and Concerns of Border Tensions Between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan (Vali Kaleji, Valdai Discussion Club)

In his article, Dr. Vali Kaleji, a Tehran-based expert on Central Asia and Caucasian Studies, believes that informing Tehran of the results of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border commission, creating a complementary agreement to clarify Article 9 of the Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire agreement for clarifying Zangezur corridor and continuing the meeting of 3 + 3 format can reduce Iran’s concerns about the border tensions between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan and […]

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Azerbaijani Perspectives on the Recent Unrest in Kazakhstan (Vasif Huseynov, The Jamestown Foundation)

In early January, the sudden outbreak of massive anti-government protests in Kazakhstan and subsequent intervention by the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) reverberated across the entire post-Soviet space, including Azerbaijan. These events on the other side of the Caspian Sea are of great importance to Azerbaijan for several key reasons. Above all, Kazakhstan is […]

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Azerbaijani Opposition Politician ‘Beat Himself’ In Police Custody (RFE RL)

Prosecutors in Azerbaijan have refused to launch a probe into the severe beating of leading opposition politician Tofiq Yaqublu while in detention last month. Azerbaijani Opposition Politician ‘Beat Himself’ In Police Custody (rferl.org)

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New Gas Cooperation Between Iran and Turkmenistan: Prospects and Limitations (Vali Kaleji, The Jamestown Foundation)

In a remarkable sign of tightening relations, Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan signed a trilateral natural gas swap deal on the sidelines of the 15th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), in Ashgabat, on November 27, 2021. Iranian Oil Minister Javad Oji noted that “Under this tripartite agreement, Iran will receive about 1.5 [billion] to 2 […]

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Armenian, Azerbaijani Leaders Hold ‘Significant’ Talks (RFE RL)

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev held “significant” EU-mediated talks in Brussels, European Council President Charles Michel said. The trilateral meeting lasted more than four hours, stretching into the early morning of December 15 as the neighbors discussed ways to overcome tensions and advance diplomacy following last year’s war, Michel said […]

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Reports Of Shelling As Tensions Between Armenia And Azerbaijan Appear To Boil Over (RFE RL)

Azerbaijan and Armenia have accused each other of violating a cease-fire along their shared border as lingering tensions following their war last year over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh appeared to boil over. Asia Pacific | Today’s latest from Al Jazeera

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Armenia says Azerbaijan intensively shelling its military positions in one region – TASS (Reuters)

Armenia’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday that Azerbaijan had begun intensively shelling its military positions in Armenia’s Gegharkunik province, the TASS news agency reported. Azerbaijan said earlier on Thursday that one of its soldiers had been killed on the border with Armenia in what it described as an Armenian “provocation”. Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to […]

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Turkey hints at potential Hurkus aircraft sale to Azerbaijan (Burak Ege Bekdil, Defense News)

Turkey’s Caucasus ally Azerbaijan will likely become the second foreign customer of the Hurkus, a Turkish-made basic trainer and light-attack aircraft. Ismail Demir, Turkey’s chief procurement official and head of the Presidency of Defense Industries, said Dec. 4 that there is strong interest in the Hurkus in Azerbaijan. “We will soon see important developments [about exporting the aircraft […]

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Azerbaijan Returns Captured Armenian Soldiers In Exchange For Mine Maps (RFE RL)

Azerbaijan has freed 10 Armenian soldiers captured during deadly border clashes last month. In return, Armenia handed over maps detailing the location minefields in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Azerbaijan’s State Security Service said on December 4, adding that Russia mediated the exchange. Azerbaijan Returns Captured Armenian Soldiers In Exchange For Mine Maps (rferl.org)