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Jan 19 2023
MOSCOW—Escalating tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan are exposing the declining influence of Russia in its backyard, as the Kremlin diverts money and manpower to the war in Ukraine.
The situation regards Nagorno-Karabakh, a territory in the South Caucasus that has been disputed, often violently, by the two former Soviet republics for almost three decades. The enclave is home to 120Wall Street Journal (News)
Sep 18 2022
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned Azerbaijan's attacks on Armenia as "illegal" during a Sunday press conference alongside Armenian officials.
Pelosi led a Congressional delegation to the region this weekend, days after roughly 200 troops were killed in clashes between the two countries. The conflict centers around the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is ethnically Armenian but legallyFox News (Online News)
Oct 12 2022
Russia’s domestic intelligence service said Wednesday it arrested eight people in connection with a blast that damaged a key bridge to the annexed Crimean Peninsula, blaming Ukraine for an incident that dealt a high-profile blow to President Vladimir Putin.
The weekend explosion, which Russian investigators said killed three people and was caused by a truck bomb, temporarily haltedNBC News (Online)
Oct 02 2020
“Armenia and Azerbaijan accused one another on Tuesday of firing directly into each other’s territory and rejected pressure to hold peace talks as their conflict over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh threatened to mushroom into all-out war… Further stoking tensions between the two former Soviet republics, Armenia said a Turkish F-16 fighter jet had shot down one of its warplanes over ArmenianThe Flip Side
Sep 24 2023
The 120,000 ethnic Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh are fleeing for Armenia, signaling the potential closure of a 36-year-long territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
The Details: Officials from the Armenian breakaway Republic of Artsakh, whose territory sits in internationally recognized Azerbaijan, have said Armenians will flee instead of being integrated into AzeriReuters The Guardian CNN (Online News)
Dec 23 2020
In November, Russia gained a slice of somebody else’s country. It did this not through unidentified troops moving across a border, nor through hybrid warfare. Instead, it negotiated its capture in full view of, and without a single question asked by, the United States or the rest of the world.
Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh preceded the annexation. TheNational Review (News)
Nov 27 2020
As tanks exploded and refugees fled in the latest round of Armenia and Azerbaijian’s war over Nagorno-Karabakh, social media became another battlefield—with some surprising participants. That included the local branch of McDonald’s, which posted some ardently (and brief-lived) pro-Azeri sentiments on Twitter.
For Americans who remember the lazily optimistic foreign-policy analysis theirForeign Policy
Nov 15 2019
Who is Marie Yovanovitch? originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
Her friends and colleagues all know her as "Masha."
But to most of the rest of the world, she's Marie Yovanovitch, the career diplomat caught up in the blizzard of headlines about Ukraine and President Donald Trump's possible impeachment.
Until a few months ago, she was the tough-minded U.S. ambassador toYahoo News
Apr 24 2021
President Joe Biden on Saturday became the first U.S. president to issue a statement formally recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians as a genocide. On April 24, 1915, the arrest of Armenian community leaders in Constantinople by Ottoman authorities began the genocide in which approximately 1.5 million Armenians were deported or killed. “The American people honor all those Armenians whoBBC News The Guardian National Review (News)
Oct 07 2023
Hamas launched a large-scale attack on Israel on Saturday, firing thousands of rockets from Gaza, and infiltrating Israel’s border by air, land, and sea.
The Details: The attack caught Israel off-guard as the country is celebrating a major holiday. Hamas military commander Mohammad Deif said 5,000 rockets had been launched and called on Palestinians everywhere to take arms. IsraelAssociated Press Newsweek Fox News (Online News)