Strategic Council Online – Interview: The head of the Caucasus Studies Foundation, saying that Turkey, the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia are seeking to de-escalate and normalize their relations added: There is the possibility that communication lines will be opened under the control and supervision of Russian forces, and in this regard, Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan should also deviate from their ambitious demands.
Tag: Karabakh war
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Iran’s view of the Republic of Azerbaijan as one of the important Muslim and neighboring countries is beyond the usual views and is in the direction of maintaining, deepening, and expanding bilateral relations to a strategic level.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert of regional affairs
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the Caucasus affairs stressed that political and legal problems of the Moscow ceasefire agreement have paved the way for its violation, saying: The recent ceasefire between Baku and Yerevan will not be sustainable either.
The Senitive Situation in the Caucasus and the Significance of Balance of Power between the Azerbaijan Republic and Armenia
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of Caucasus issues says it is necessary to maintain the balance of power in the south Caucasus region, adding that if with the disruption of the balance of power in the region, issues proceed in a competitive manner among the actors, every cognitive error and miscalculation may cause great tensions in the region and even lead to a military confrontation.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international and regional affairs, referring to the destructive role of the Zionist regime in the Caucasus and considering the confession of the President of Azerbaijan on using Israeli drones, said: The recent provocative actions of the government of President Ilham Aliyev in holding a joint maneuver with Turkey and the Zionist regime along Iran’s northwestern borders and Aliyev’s accusations against Iran within the context of his family’s long-standing and unacceptable ambition to change the geopolitics of the Caucasus can be analyzed.
Strategic Council Online – Holding early parliamentary elections in Armenia on June 20 and victory of the “Civil Contract” Party led by “Nikol Pashinyan” with 53.92% of the votes can be studied in several ways.
Mehdi Khorsand – Expert on China and Eurasia affairs
Strategic Council Online – A senior researcher at the Presidential Center for Strategic Studies, referring to the fragile situation in the Caucasus, said that taking advantage of the post-Karabakh ceasefire agreement requires cooperation, integration and negotiations among countries in the region and raising issues such as establishing a military base in that region is not a path to lead to convergence and cooperation in the Caucasus region.
Strategic Council Online – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has resigned as had promised earlier to pave the way for early elections.
Seyed Mohammad Reza Damavandi – researcher in the Caucasus area
Strategic Council Online – An expert and analyst on Caucasus affairs, referring to the role of regional and trans-regional powers in the South Caucasus, said: There are issues and crises in the South Caucasus region, tensions have been frozen and if not properly managed, it is likely that the fire of ethnic and regional and perhaps international conflicts in this region would flare up again.
Strategic Council Online – Head of Iran-Armenia Friendship Association, stating that Russia and the United States have not shown opposition to the continuation of Pashinyan’s stay in power, said: In the early elections, Pashinyan will regain the majority and will continue his rule, of course, if there is no coup by the military.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on international law saying that the target of the Zionist regime in the Caucasus and Azerbaijan is to be able to be stationed in the region for a longer time and establish a base for the Zionists in the Caucasus, noted: The mechanism to counteract the mischiefs of the Zionist regime in the region and basically prevent the profiteering of each of the players in it, is to pay attention to the plan for lasting peace.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of the Caucasus affairs believes that in negotiations in the aftermath of the second Karabakh war, issues have been taken into consideration that is not in the interest of lasting peace in the region, but in line with addressing the targets and objectives pursued by regional and trans-regional players. According to him, now the main issue has been overshadowed by the secondary issues.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs said: The most important challenge of the Karabakh crisis is that, despite the recent peace agreement, its future status is still ambiguous and unclear, and this could be the source and the beginning of a renewed conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Strategic Council Online: Former Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan, outlining Russia’s agreement plan for a ceasefire between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, said: This agreement has not dealt with resolving the Karabakh conflict and Iran’s mediation efforts to resolve the conflict and full liberation of Karabakh should be continued.
Strategic Council Online: Continuation of the military conflict between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia, which started on September 27, 2020 due to the military movements of the Republic of Azerbaijan to retake its territories, can be discussed from various points of view.
Dr. Shoaib Bahman – Expert on Russia Affairs
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The United States believes that the power of Russia’s influence in Europe would be multiplied when the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline goes on stream and European countries would become more dependant on cheap gas coming from Russia.
Mahmoud Fazeli—Expert of European affairs