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Azerbaijan comes out in favor of Yerevan protests

The Azerbaijani government and media have come out in support of the...

Azerbaijan reaches deal with Belarus over missile purchases - report

Azerbaijan has reached a deal to buy missiles from Belarus, a Russian...

Heavy metal fights to survive, and bridge communities, in the Caucasus

In a damp, dimly lit tunnel underneath Tbilisi, a singer, clad in...

For many Azerbaijani voters, the only choice is to laugh

Azerbaijani voters go to the polls on April 11 for a presidential...

Armenia and Azerbaijan compete to attract Iranian cargo

On its heavily fortified border with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Armenia...

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenian village becomes showcase of postwar reconstruction

Two years ago, Azerbaijani troops entered the village of Talish, less than...

Washington experts take rare look at Armenia

American experts on the post-Soviet space discussed United States policy toward a...

Armenians and Azerbaijanis commemorate two years since breakout of “April War”

On April 2, Armenians and Azerbaijanis marked the second anniversary of the...

Ukraine Delays Investigation of Journalist Wanted by Azerbaijan

An opposition Azerbaijani journalist remains in legal limbo in Ukraine after a...

Armenian President Drops Hint He Intends to Extend Rule

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan hinted that he aims to extend his decade-long...

Nagorno Karabakh Leader Makes Unprecedented Visit to Washington

The de facto president of Nagorno Karabakh, Bako Sahakyan, has made an...

Armenia Prepares to Empower Prime Minister, Downgrade President

Powerbrokers in Armenia are set to elect a new president, completing the...

Azerbaijani Claims on Armenia Spark International Backlash

Statements by Azerbaijan’s president calling for a “return to historical lands” in...

Baku Embraces Conspiracy Theory Blaming Armenians for Own Pogrom

This February marks the 30th anniversary of the events that launched the...

Armenia Wonders: Are We At Risk From US Sanctions?

The United States has reportedly notified Armenia and other countries that they...

Azerbaijan President Calls for Return to “Historic Lands” in Armenia

Azerbaijan's president has claimed that large parts of Armenia's territory are Azerbaijan's...

Armenia Reportedly Blocks Belarus-Azerbaijan Arms Deal

Armenia has managed to block a significant arms sale from Belarus to...

Survey: Armenians' Attitudes Toward Azerbaijan Increasingly Hardening

People in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh are increasingly opposed to making any...

Turkey Suspends Talk Show for ‘Insulting’ Azeri Leader and Wife

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog suspended a popular talk radio program and slapped one...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Is Monitoring of Occupied Territories Back on the Table?

Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to increase the size of the international...

Armenian Defense Minister Crowdfunds Soldier's Surgery

The Armenian defense minister's attempt to crowdfund money for a wounded soldier's expensive...

Karabakh: More (Relative) Calm Ahead in 2018?

2017 began with dire predictions for Nagorno Karabakh....

Azerbaijani Teacher Fired After Call for Peace with Armenia

In late December, a group of men from a nationalist organization broke...

Georgia Kicks Off 2018 with Caucasus Trade Conflict

Three days into 2018, Georgia already is finding it hard to keep...

Azerbaijan Wrestles with Rising Iranian Influence

Azerbaijan’s government is growing increasingly concerned about what it sees as growing...

Armenia, Turkey Trade Blame After Yerevan Abandons Protocols

Turkey and Armenia are trading accusations over responsibility for the apparent end...

US Citizen Accused of Plotting to Assassinate Armenian Officials

Armenian authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a United States citizen...

Turkey Investigates Karabakh Visitors After Azerbaijan Issues Warrant

Turkey has opened a criminal investigation into four prominent intellectuals after they...

Azerbaijan Blocks Russian Choice for New Ambassador

Azerbaijan has rejected Russia's nominee for its new ambassador to Baku, further...

Armenia: War Hero Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

On November 28, a court in Yerevan sentenced Karabakh war hero Samvel...

Karabakh: What to Make of the Fresh Diplomatic Round?

With relative quiet continuing on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Line of Contact, bilateral negotiations...

Azerbaijan Moves to Drastically Cut Number of Lawyers

The Azerbaijani parliament has approved amendments to the country’s civil code that...

Russian-Armenian Tycoon Expanding Influence in Armenia

Samvel Karapetyan, an Armenian-born billionaire who has built a business empire in...

Bolshevik Squabbles Still Shape the Caucasus

At the end of Leon Avenue, in the capital of Abkhazia –...

Iran and Azerbaijan Boosting Military Ties

Iran and Azerbaijan have held the first meeting of a military cooperation...

Full Steam Ahead: Long-Awaited Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Opens

The launch of a new railway in the South Caucasus has the...

Celebrity Chef Bourdain Visits Armenia, Karabakh, Probably Not Azerbaijan

American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has visited Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh, to...

South Ossetia Joins Russia in Ban on Jehovah's Witnesses

Breakaway South Ossetia is jumping on board with a Russian crackdown against...

Karabakh: Syrian Refugees Flee One War Zone for Another

About 20,000 Syrian refugees have settled in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh since the...

Armenia Announces Big Military Spending Increase

In early October, Armenian Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan announced a 17 percent...

Aliyev and Sargsyan Tete-a-Tete Meets Low Expectations

The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan met October 16 for the first...

Turkey Cool to Azerbaijan's Request for Extradition of Karabakh Visitors

Azerbaijan has asked Turkey to arrest and extradite four Turkish citizens who...

Caucasus States, and Kurds, Assess Kurdistan's Independence Drive

In the wake of Iraqi Kurdistan's vote to declare independence, Armenia and...

Armenian Delegation in Baku Criticizes Azerbaijan’s "Xenophobic Propaganda"

Two Armenian members of parliament have made a rare visit to Azerbaijan,...

Russia Closes Azerbaijani Diaspora Organization

The Russian Supreme Court has upheld a prior decision to shutter the...

Armenia: Hint of Territorial Concessions to Azerbaijan Sparks Controversy

Armenia's foreign minister suggested the country could hand over certain territories around...

Newly Released Blogger Airs Grievances Against Azerbaijan

If Azerbaijan expected gratitude for releasing a blogger from prison early, it...

Azerbaijan: Journalist Apartment Give-Away Faces Criticism Over Selection Process

A government program in Azerbaijan to provide free state-constructed apartments to journalists...

Azerbaijan’s Aliyev Opens Some Prison Doors

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is in an uncharacteristically charitable mood: on September...

Karabakh: Leader Starts Third Term As Region Consolidates Presidential Power

It’s the same leader, but a changing political system....

Armenia: The Highway Leads to Karabakh, But the Money Comes from California

On September 1, Armenian President Serzh Sargysyan and Karabakh leader Bako Sahakyan...

Karabakh: De-mining Continues Amid Rising Tension

At 7 AM on a recent Monday morning, the staff of the...

Kim Kardashian West Reportedly “Infiltrates” Azerbaijan with Lipstick 

Azerbaijan has detected something of a national security breach. And this time...

Israeli Arms Manufacturer Alleged To Have Attacked Armenia From Azerbaijan

Officials from an Israeli arms manufacturer fired two drone missiles from Azerbaijan...

Azerbaijan Building Up Forces in Nakhchivan

Azerbaijan is carrying out a substantial military buildup in the exclave of...

Armenia: Ethnic Minorities Gain a Voice in Parliament

Armenia is the most ethnically homogeneous of all the post-Soviet states. But...

Israeli Minister in Armenia: Damage Control or Something More?

Armenia-Israeli relations have been somewhat distant, complicated by the latter's strong ties...

Georgia, Azerbaijan Sceptical about Yandex-Uber Rides

Choosing a cab has become an increasingly geopolitically tricky decision in the...

Armenia: Attitudes Toward Turks Slowly Changing

When Üfük Özden, a translator from Istanbul, visited Armenia last year, it...

Azerbaijan Quickly Becoming Turks' Best (Only?) Friend

Turkey has gone through a rough foreign policy patch over the past...

Azerbaijan: Prison for a Blogger, Free Flats for Reporters

It’s been a notable week for Azerbaijan’s efforts to control both foreign...

Azerbaijan’s ANS: Death of a TV Station

“I’ll call ANS TV.” Until a year ago, that was the threat...

Armenia: A Year On, Police Station Attack Still Divides Society

Armenians marked the one-year anniversary of an armed takeover of a Yerevan...

Armenia: Can the Government Reverse Demographic Decline?

Armenia’s government is pursuing an ambitious goal of increasing the country’s population...

Killing of Azerbaijani Toddler Inflames Karabakh Tensions

Armenian soldiers killed two Azerbaijani civilians, including a two-year-old girl, resulting in...

Russia Complains To Azerbaijan About Discrimination Against Armenians

Russia has formally complained to Azerbaijan about "ethnic discrimination" against Russian citizens of...

Blogger in Distress in Azerbaijan

For the first time ever, a foreign citizen who visited breakaway Nagorno...

Armenia: This Time, EU Deal Meets Russian Approval

The last time Armenia negotiated closer ties with the European Union, in...

Azerbaijan: A Reset with the EU?

Azerbaijan is pursuing a new agreement with the European Union focused on...

Armenia: Nation-Army Plan Raises Concerns About Society’s Militarization

A new program is promoting the closer integration of Armenia’s military and...

Time to Reset US Policy in the South Caucasus

Geopolitical conditions in the South Caucasus have experienced a substantial shift in...

Can China Help GUAM Diversify Away from Russia?

Established in 1997, GUAM—a platform named after its members Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan,...

Will the Great Gulf Game Spill Over Into the Caucasus?

The Caucasus has long been caught up in the rivalry between Russia...

Azerbaijan: State-Run Bank Default Vexes International Investors

Azerbaijan rattled international investors this month when the country’s biggest lender, International...

Report: Armenian Military Planning To Push Deeper Into Azerbaijan

Armenia has decided that if fighting again breaks out with Azerbaijan, it...

Georgia-Turkey-Azerbaijan Cooperation: Pragmatism Proves Durable Formula

Regional cooperation endeavors often have a short shelf life in the post-Soviet...

After Denunciation, Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Platform on Shaky Ground

One of the founders of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Platform, a Baku-backed initiative...

Armenia: Workers at Russian Military Base Protest Unpaid Wages

Workers at Russia's military base in Armenia have gone on strike, claiming...

Armenia Rebuffs Invasion by Azerbaijani Apples

A search-and-destroy operation is underway in Armenia. The targets are enemy Azerbaijani...

With an Armenian (Finally) in Charge, Will CSTO Alter Course?

After a delay of more than a year, the Russia-led post-Soviet security...

Turkey-Armenia Ties Growing, Even As Historical Dispute Thwarts Reconciliation

A hundred or so mourners gathered on April 24 beneath heavy clouds...

Azerbaijan Increasingly Airing Grievances with Russia

Azerbaijan is increasingly dissatisfied with Russia’s role as a mediator in the...

Yes, We Can’t! The Apathetic Business of the Armenian Elections

When voters re-elect an incumbent, it usually means the country is on...

Armenia: Arrest, Missile Smuggling Allegations Amid Election Campaign

The Armenian parliamentary election campaign took an unexpected turn on March 22,...

Azerbaijan: Ties with Pakistan Focusing on Arms and Energy

Azerbaijan’s diplomatic contacts with Pakistan have intensified over the past year, with...

Karabakh: Diplomatic Attention Needed to Address Growing Risks

A recent flare-up of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh highlights a growing risk of...

Fighting in Karabakh Flares As Azerbaijan Marks Memorial

At least five Azerbaijani servicemen were killed on February 25 in the...

Azerbaijan's New Vice President(s) and its House of Clans

President Ilham Aliyev’s February 21 announcement that from now on his wife...

Azerbaijan: Ruined Village Becomes Showcase for “Great Return”

Mahammud Mirzaliyev, a soft-spoken farmer clearly unaccustomed to the media limelight, stood...

With New Constitution, Is Karabakh Following in Azerbaijan's Footsteps?

On February 20, the de facto republic of Nagorno Karabakh will hold...

Armenia Proposes Kicking Belarus Out of CSTO

The diplomatic brouhaha over a travel blogger has led to senior officials...

Azerbaijan Makes a Show of Israeli-Russian Blogger’s Extradition

An embattled Israeli-Russian travel blogger was trotted in front of news crews in Baku...

Azerbaijan: Is Platform for Peace an Olive Branch or PR Stunt?

At a time when the prospects for peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan...

Azerbaijan and Belarus Catch a Blogger, but What Next?

Travel-blogger Alexander Lapshin’s irreverent reviews have left him in the doghouse before,...

OSCE Offices At Risk Over Armenia, Azerbaijan Spat

A brouhaha between Azerbaijan and Armenia is threatening to hamper the operations...

Armenia: Boosting Female Presence in Army

It took some time for Lusine Poghosian’s male classmates to adapt to...

Azerbaijan: Deepening Economic Crisis Stimulating Brain Drain

Even when Hasan Suleymanov had a steady job, he could barely get...

St. Petersburg Summit Accelerates Unraveling of CSTO

Dissension among the nominal allies in the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the...

Armenia Nixes Pakistan’s Ties With CSTO

Armenia has blocked Pakistan from becoming an observer in the Collective Security...

How Will Donald Trump Handle the Caucasus?

On the cusp of what appears a new era of unpredictability in...