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TURKEY CONTINUES TO VIOLATE INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

After November 24, when the Russian Su-24 was shot down, the Russian-Turkish relations are deteriorating day by day, and in fact they have entered into the stage of an undeclared war. Ankara, in response to the Russian government’s introduced economic sanctions, unilaterally decided to break the special status of the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits, preventing the entrance and exit of Russian ships in the Black Sea. However, a larger confrontation can happen in Syria.

HRANT MELIK-SHAHNAZARYAN. ARMENIAN ARMY IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY SYSTEM

In 2013 in the South Caucasus was a situational change, which was due to renewed geopolitical conflict between the West and Russia. Ukraine became the first victim of this rivalry. Then the Eastern Partnership program collapsed, the US-Russian cooperation in our region stopped, and finally – Syria.
From all of this – the first lesson for the Armenian side is the fact that the South Caucasus as a geopolitical unit, continues to have the impact of the processes taking place in the neighboring regions.

PERSPECTIVES OF COOPERATION

As is already known, as a result of a preliminary agreement between the US and Iran, the Iranian side refused to produce nuclear weapons in return for the lifting of sanctions. This is very important for Armenia because Iran is our immediate neighbor, and moreover, we are connected with traditionally friendly and mutually beneficial relations.

THE WAR OF ALL AGAINST ALL

Caliphate began a war against Turkey
On July 23 the murder of Turkish military as a result of shelling between Turkey border police and the militants of the Islamic State announced a new situation in the Middle East. The next day, the Turkish Air Force bombed the base of the Islamists in the north of Syria, moreover, was allowed to use the air base Incirlik against the IS.

ON THE WAY TO INDEPENDENCE

The political map of independent Talyshstan is published. Azerbaijani names of the places are changed into their initial – Talysh names.

HISTORICAL AGREEMENT

On July 14, in the pages of the history of international diplomacy it has been registered as the day of a too important achievement: Iran and six superpowers reached an agreement on the controversial Iranian nuclear program.
“The agreement on the Iranian nuclear program is a world-class event. This confirms the status of Iran as a regional power, it holds great promise for both Iran and the countries of the South Caucasus. In geopolitical terms, it will lead to new developments, however, this agreement with Iran at the same time can have a number of unintended consequences, especially in the domestic political field.”

GEORGIA - BUFFER?

In the foreign policy of Georgia relationship between Tbilisi and Moscow remain crucial. This is due to the fact, in which military-political bloc will be Georgia, or how Tbilisi will build its future relations with its neighbors in the region.
In the West, for Georgia they see three status. In the United States and the European Union they do not rule out that Georgia may be in the Russian sphere of influence, the more that now Tbilisi is in a favorable situation because of its position, the corridor between the EAEU members – Armenia and Russia.