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Open newsletter – february 22, 2022

AFGHANISTAN The Taliban is creating a “grand army” for Afghanistan that will include officers and troops who served the old regime, says the official tasked with overseeing the military’s transformation. Latifullah Hakimi, head of the Taliban’s Ranks Clearance Commission, also told a news conference on Monday that they had repaired half the 81 helicopters and planes […]

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Azerbaijani Soldier Killed In Skirmish Amid Ongoing Diplomacy On Nagorno-Karabakh (Suren Musayelyan, RFE RL)

One Azerbaijani soldier has been killed and six Armenian servicemen wounded in Nagorno-Karabakh in skirmishes reported late on October 14. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said that the soldier was killed by Armenian sniper fire. In a statement, ethnic Armenian forces denied responsibility for his death, reporting later in the evening that six of its soldiers at an […]

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Russian, Azerbaijani, Armenian top diplomats discuss implementation of Karabakh agreements (TASS)

The trilateral meeting of Foreign Ministers of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia took place in Minsk Thursday with Russia’s mediation, Russian Foreign Ministry said in its statement. Russian, Azerbaijani, Armenian top diplomats discuss implementation of Karabakh agreements – Russian Politics & Diplomacy – TASS

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Azerbaijani president notes important role of Russia, Turkey in Transcaucasia (TASS)

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev thinks that Russia and Turkey play an important role in the development and stability of the South Caucasus in the post-war period. “Today I think about Turkey and Russia as two neighbors of Azerbaijan, and one of them is a neighbor of Armenia, [that play a] very important role in the […]

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Larov, Armenian top diplomat discuss implementation of trilateral agreements on Karabakh (TASS)

The implementation of the trilateral agreements on Nagorno-Karabakh was the focus of a telephone conversation between Russian and Armenian Foreign Ministers, Sergey Lavrov and Ararat Mirzoyan, the Russian foreign ministry said on Friday. “Special attention was focused on the problems of regional stability and security, first of all, on the implementation of the trilateral agreements […]

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Nagorno Karabakh. Lessons of War Attacks on Schools During the Nagorno-Karabakh War (Bill Van Esveld, Tanya Lokshina, HRW)

Map indicating the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and its surroundings. Areas marked as under the control of one of the parties to the conflict based on various sources including Eurasianet, ICG and BBC. The map is provided for the purposes of visual reference only and does not imply any recognition of legal or political claims […]

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Nagorno Karabakh. Ethnic Armenian Separatists Detain Azerbaijani Soldier In Nagorno-Karabakh (RFE RL)

Ethnic Armenian separatists controlling parts of the region of Nagorno-Karabakh have detained an Azerbaijani soldier, whom Baku says escaped from a psychiatric clinic. Ethnic Armenian Separatists Detain Azerbaijani Soldier In Nagorno-Karabakh (rferl.org)

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USA/Nagorno Karabakh – Biden Must Press Armenia to Hand Over Minefield Maps (Defense One)

Elin Suleymanov Mines in Nagorno-Karabakh are killing civilians and troops. https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/04/biden-must-press-armenia-hand-over-minefield-maps/173573/

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(Nagorno-Karabakh/Russia) Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Delayed Resolution and Russia’s Interests (Sergey Markedonov, Valdai Discussion Club)

It is extremely important for Moscow to navigate between Scylla and Charybdis, maintaining a balance in relations with Armenia and Azerbaijan as well as with Turkey and Iran, and with partners in the OSCE Minsk Group. There is no rational need to create additional tensions with the West over Karabakh until (and if) the United States and its allies begin to revise the currently fragile consensus with Russia, […]

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(Nagorno-Karabakh/Armenia/Azerbaijan) Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia, Azerbaijan ‘violated laws of war’ (Al Jazeera)

Azerbaijan and Armenia violated international humanitarian law in recent fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, Amnesty International has said, as the rights group accused both sides of indiscriminately killing civilians. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/14/amnesty-international-law-violated-in-nagorno-karabakh-conflict

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NAGORNO KARABAKH – Azerbaijan says one dead in Armenian attack (Al Jazeera)

Azerbaijan’s defence ministry says its army units were attacked by “an illegal Armenian armed group” in Nagorno-Karabakh, killing one Azerbaijani serviceman and wounding another. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/28/nagorno-karabakh-azerbaijan-says-one-dead-in-armenian-attack

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NAGORNO KARABAKH – Improving Prospects for Peace after the Nagorno-Karabakh War (Crisis Group)

Russian mediation succeeded in ending the six-week war in Nagorno-Karabakh but left much unresolved, chiefly the region’s future status. If the cessation of hostilities is to become a sustainable peace, the parties should start by cooperating on humanitarian relief and trade before tackling larger questions. https://www.crisisgroup.org/europe-central-asia/caucasus/nagorno-karabakh-conflict/b91-improving-prospects-peace-after-nagorno-karabakh-war