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Analyzing Austria’s “Refugee”/Immigrant Proposal For The EU Periphery

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

11. March 2017

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Analyzing Austria’s “Refugee”/Immigrant Proposal For The EU Periphery

The Austrians recently called on the Western Balkans, Georgia, and Egypt to build “refugee”/immigrant centers for processing and potentially indefinitely housing the hundreds of thousands of non-Western individuals that are streaming into the EU. Mr. Sebastian Kurz told the German Bild am Sonntag newspaper that “It is not that important where exactly they [the centers] […]

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Armenian-Azeri Tensions Just Got Alarming: Here’s Why It’s Happening (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

4. April 2016

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Armenian-Azeri Tensions Just Got Alarming: Here’s Why It’s Happening (II)

(Please read Part I before this article) The Reverse Brzezinski Unleashed The Stratagem: The author published an analytical research paper in June 2014 whereby he expounded upon the geostrategic concept of the “Reverse Brzezinski”, which is basically the return to the US’ 1980s Afghan-style strategy of engineering debilitating quagmires for Russia but which can also […]

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Armenian-Azeri Tensions Just Got Alarming: Here’s Why It’s Happening (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

4. April 2016

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Armenian-Azeri Tensions Just Got Alarming: Here’s Why It’s Happening (I)

The unprecedented upsurge in violence along the Line of Contact between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh has raised universal concern that a larger conflict might be brewing, with some analysts seeing it as an outgrowth of Turkey’s destabilizing anti-Russian policies over the past couple of months. As attractive as it may be to believe such […]

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Germany Might Be Trying To Steal SOCAR’s Main Asset In Greece

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

17. July 2015

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Germany Might Be Trying To Steal SOCAR’s Main Asset In Greece

The Greek Crisis has been a long-running drama that’s sucked in all of Europe (and even involved Russia to an extent), but for the most part, it hasn’t directly touched any of the Union’s peripheral countries. That may change, however, after the latest twist coming out of Athens. Per the debt agreement that’s been offered […]

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How the West plans to prevent the SCO from mediating in Nagorno-Karabakh

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

28. April 2015

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How the West plans to prevent the SCO from mediating in Nagorno-Karabakh

The first two parts of this series explained why the OSCE Minsk Group is inadequate for resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and why the SCO is the only realistic alternative for doing so. This final piece will look at how the US intends to stop that from happening, and what Azerbaijan can do to safeguard this […]

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SCO will be the new framework for resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

28. April 2015

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SCO will be the new framework for resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Azerbaijan and Armenia are slated to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as observer members during the group’s meeting this July, according to SCO General Secretary Dmitry Mezentsev. This gives Baku a fortuitous chance to finally move past the failed OSCE Minsk Group format and into a new framework that would inject fresh life into the […]

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: the OSCE Minsk Group is obsolete

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

28. April 2015

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: the OSCE Minsk Group is obsolete

The official framework for dealing with the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is the OSCE Minsk Group, but given its ineffectiveness in making concrete progress in the past two decades, it appears as though it’s time of relevance has passed. Clearly, the old method of dealing with the crisis simply hasn’t worked, and this is due to a […]

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The Azeri-Russian Gas Gambit In Greece

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

19. March 2015

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The Azeri-Russian Gas Gambit In Greece

Azerbaijan is uniquely poised to assist Russia in its planned ‘Balkan Stream’ gas pipeline through Greece, but it would need to receive tangible economic benefits in exchange for its pivotal cooperation. Russia’s Vision Russia is actively moving towards resurrecting the cancelled South Stream project, understanding that the European and Balkan need for gas didn’t disappear […]

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Azerbaijan should be very afraid of Nuland

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

1. March 2015

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Azerbaijan should be very afraid of Nuland

The US’ Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland, visited Baku on 16 February as part of her trip to the Caucasus, which also saw her paying stops in Georgia and Armenia. While Azerbaijan has had positive relations with the US since independence, they’ve lately been complicated by Washington’s ‘pro-democracy’ rhetoric […]

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The Coming EU-Eurasian Union Crisis In The Caucasus

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

12. January 2015

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The Coming EU-Eurasian Union Crisis In The Caucasus

The EU and Eurasian Union are gearing up for a coming clash in the Caucasus, one which may replicate the far-reaching consequences of the competition over Ukraine. At the core of the oncoming crisis is that Georgia is moving towards the EU while Armenia is joining the Eurasian Union, with the bone of contention being […]

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Separatism in Kosovo and the Caucasus: Similarities and Differences

By Vladislav B. SOTIROVIĆ (Serbia)

11. January 2015

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Separatism in Kosovo and the Caucasus: Similarities and Differences

After February 2008 when Kosovo Albanian-dominated Parliament proclaimed Kosovo independence (without organizing referendum) with obvious US diplomatic support (unilateral recognition) with explanation that the Kosovo case is unique in the World (i.e., it will be not repeated again) one can ask the question: is the problem of the southern Serbian province of Kosovo-Metochia really unique […]

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Black Sea Strategy –Threshold of World War?

By Arkady DZIUBA (Ukraine)

7. October 2014

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Black Sea Strategy –Threshold of World War?

The article Ukraine, Iraq and a Black Sea Strategy by George Friedman came into focus of international experts’ attention. The author is known to make no bones about it when he expresses his opinion. While others wrote about European values, democracy and open society to take hold in Ukraine, he devoted his writings to Russia’s strategic position, […]

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