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Exclusive Interview: Major Threat from Armenia: Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant

Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant, located within the borders of Armenia and 16 km away from Turkey, poses a serious threat not only for Turkey but also for all the countries in the region. The power plant in question also poses high risks for the environment. Despite...

Reflection of the Armenian Elections: Protests in the So-called Nagorno-Karabakh Republic

The early parliamentary elections was held in Armenia on 20 June 2021 at the call of the government. Armenia’s loss of Karabagh lands, which it had occupied for nearly 30 years, a failed coup attempt and the peoples demand for Nicol Pashinyan's resignation were...

Steel Not Velvet: Will Elections Affect Armenia’s Russian Policy?

Depending on the results of the Second Karabakh War, a major political crisis was experienced in Armenia in November 2020, and therefore, early elections were decided. Because with the “Tripartite Agreement” signed by the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of Azerbaijan Ilham...

Does Pashinyan’s Victory Bring Stability or Chaos?

The conclusion of the Second Karabakh War with the victory of Azerbaijan created a social and political crisis in Armenia. Armenians, who blamed Nikol Pashinyan for the defeat of the war, started protests which were difficult to terminate. This situation brought along the failed...

A New Step in Turkey-Azerbaijan Relations: The Shusha Declaration

Karabakh was occupied by Armenia nearly 30 years ago, by violating of both the Constitution of the Soviet Union (Article 78) and international law. Azerbaijan tried to solve this unlawfulness through peaceful means such as the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and...

Debates on Ukraine’s NATO Membership

Making a statement on 14 June 2021 President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky, claimed that his country is going to become a member state of NATO and this was confirmed by NATO leaders. However, the membership of Ukraine to NATO will not be ordinary expansion...

Russia-China Rapprochement Against the USA

The actions of great powers in international relations are generally discussed together with the theories of hegemony and different theoretical approaches are used when examining whether they are rational in decision-making processes. The USA, which struggled for world hegemony against its rival, the Soviet...

South Caucasus’s Land-Mining Geopolitics

Perpetuating landmines has become one of the devastating non-state security threats to South Caucasus Region (SCR) especially most recently liberated Karabakh Region (KR). Unfortunately, “conspiratorial” hang-over of Armenia has “inflicted” its unmatched natural beauty with widespread network of deadly landmines, the “killing machine” for...

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