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Observing the Caucasus, Iran and Middle East
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Oct 5, 2021, 6:58 AM
New Realities In The South Caucasus Double Iran’s Azerbaijan Hysteria
Iran is still finding it difficult to adjust to the new geopolitical realities in the South Caucasus. Almost a year has passed since Azerbaijan retook control of its territory from Armenia in the Second Karabakh War, changing the 30-year-old...
Feb 8, 2021, 10:23 PM
Azerbaijan has changed the geopolitical situation in the Caucasus
The 44-day Karabakh war has transformed the near 30-year-old military and political realities in the South Caucasus. This transformation was achieved by Azerbaijan’s highly advanced and well executed military and political moves on the Karabakh front in autumn 2020. For...
Sep 7, 2020, 7:25 PM
ARMENIA CONTINUES BUILDING ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS IN OCCUPIED AZERBAIJAN
With the recent border clash between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Tovuz section of the state border, two things became clear: the OSCE Minsk Group format to find a peaceful solution to the Karabakh conflict is dead, and the...
Jul 19, 2020, 8:33 AM
What’s behind the Armenia-Azerbaijan border war?
Clashes involving heavy artillery broke out between the Armenian and Azerbaijani militaries on 12 July along the Tovuz section of the border in western Azerbaijan. Both sides are blaming each other for provoking the clashes. However, Armenia’s claim that...
Apr 18, 2020, 7:37 PM
Iranian trucks in the occupied Azerbaijani territories and Tehran’s hidden agenda
The emergence of new footage showing Iranian registered trucks and cars transporting fuel and food to the occupied Azerbaijani territories is causing major concern within Azerbaijani society. The video shines a spotlight on Iran’s long known involvement in supplying...
Apr 4, 2020, 9:26 PM
Chaos as French and Turkish objectives collide in Libya
TURKEY'S LIBYA POLICY AND EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN DISPUTE CLOSELY LINKED Libya has become the focus of Turkish President Erdogan's assertive foreign policy in the wider region ever since tensions increased over Eastern Mediterranean offshore gas resources. Excluded from cooperation on the...
Feb 4, 2020, 1:56 AM
Aliyev’s snap parliamentary decision and Azerbaijan
ELECTIONS DESIGNED TO STRENGTHEN REGIME’S GRIP ON POWER Azerbaijan is to hold snap parliamentary elections on 9 February. The decision was made last year, as the long-time authoritarian leader of the country, Ilham Aliyev, started to accelerate a cabinet reshuffle....
Jan 17, 2020, 11:54 PM
Iran aims to get us out of the Middle East following Soleimani’s Death
Summary: Iran’s aim of driving US troops out of Iraq has come more clearly into focus in the aftermath of Gen Soleimani’s killing. While Tehran’s missile attack on US targets in Iraq on Wednesday night appears to have been...
Jan 4, 2020, 5:34 PM
With Soleimani gone, Iran’s regional hegemony faces setbacks
General Qassem Soleimani's demise in an American drone attack on the orders of the US president, Donald Trump, is going to have a major impact on Iran's projection of power in the region. General Soleimani was instrumental in Tehran's...
Dec 17, 2019, 12:02 PM
Ethnic separatism as a tool to damage Israeli-Azerbaijani strategic alliance
WHY DO IRAN AND RUSSIA SUPPORT THE TALISH POLITICAL MOVEMENT? A self-styled academic conference on the indigenous peoples of the Caucasus-Caspian region was held over two days in early December in Yerevan, Armenia. The conference was organised by the Chair...
A native of Azerbaijan, I write extensively on political developments in the Caucasus, Iran and the Middle East. City, University of London graduate.