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Balancing Acts: Navigating US-China Relations and the Future of Global Diplomacy

Balancing Acts: Navigating US-China Relations and the Future of Global Diplomacy

There are only so many options for the future of the relationship between China and the United States. I’ve been able to identify three: One of the two countries makes the active choice to initiate a military campaign against the other. The two nations continue playing their ongoing game of chicken, hoping against hope to […]

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Is Armenian public opinion an impediment for peace?

Is Armenian public opinion an impediment for peace?

According to a recent Gallop Poll, about 82 percent of the Armenian population reject Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s statement recognizing Karabakh as part of Azerbaijani territory.    Some 86 percent of Armenians cannot imagine Karabakh Armenians having a future within the State of Azerbaijan.   The survey questioned a representative sample of 1,100 Armenians. This latest […]

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Eat Your Vegetables

Eat Your Vegetables

Report after report after report warns of the pending “rematch from hell” that “few Americans want to see” pitting an 80 year old incumbent against a man currently being charged with multiple felonies– in truth, the octogenarian is hardly innocent, and the criminal defendant is hardly an image of youth.  The reality that two deeply […]

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France & Strategic Autonomy: Redefining Europe’s Role in the 21st Century

France & Strategic Autonomy: Redefining Europe’s Role in the 21st Century

France’s pursuit of European ‘strategic autonomy’ has ignited debates surrounding the nature of transatlantic relations against the backdrop of shifting global power dynamics. Under President Emmanuel Macron, France has emerged as the vanguard in the effort to redefine Europe’s international role. Macron’s message was unmistakable during his controversial state visit to China in April 2023: […]

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Azerbaijan’s National Leader Heydar Aliyev and the Jews

Azerbaijan’s National Leader Heydar Aliyev and the Jews

After Azerbaijan recently opened up its embassy in Tel Aviv, Saadat Sukurova Israelov, the head of the Kanal 24 news outlet, the vice President of Aziz, Azerbaijan’s main cultural organization in Israel, and the chairwoman of the Dona Gracia Center for Diplomacy, is in the process of making a documentary titled “the Great Leader and […]

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Azerbaijan’s Ally Ilham Aliyev: An Ally of the West

Azerbaijan’s Ally Ilham Aliyev: An Ally of the West

At this year’s Victory Parade commemorating the Soviet defeat of Nazism during the Second World War, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin compared Russia’s struggle against the Ukraine today to the Soviet war against Nazi Germany: “Today, civilization again is at a breaking point. Again, a true war has been unleashed against our motherland.” He continued: “Western […]

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Azerbaijani flag burnt at European weightlifting championship

Azerbaijani flag burnt at European weightlifting championship

Recently, it was reported that during the presentation of the teams participating in the European Weightlifting Competition, a man ran onto the stage and set fire to the Azerbaijani flag, as the crowd booed the appearance of the Azerbaijani athletes on stage.  Later on, it was reported that the man who did this was a […]

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The Geopolitics of Speaker McCarthy’s Meeting with the Taiwanese President

The Geopolitics of Speaker McCarthy’s Meeting with the Taiwanese President

  On April 5th, U.S. Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, welcomed Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. Ms. Tsai’s visit with Mr. McCarthy, who is second in line to the presidency, is the highest-ever profile meeting between Taiwanese and U.S. lawmakers on American soil. Accompanied by a bipartisan […]

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The Importance of Establishing an Azerbaijani Genocide Square

The Importance of Establishing an Azerbaijani Genocide Square

Recently, Azerbaijani people around the world commemorated the Genocide Day of Azerbaijanis. Although most Israelis and Americans are not aware of it, as the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia around World War I in March 1918, armed gangs of Armenian Dashnaks committed an act of genocide against Azerbaijanis, both Jewish and Muslim, killing thousands of […]

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The Consequences of Arab Gulf States Normalizing with Iran Should Surprise No One

The Consequences of Arab Gulf States Normalizing with Iran Should Surprise No One

The announcement of the China-brokered Iran-KSA normalization plan triggered pearl-clutching around the globe. Some headlines even implied that Israel’s PM Netanyahu was surprised by the news, even though the negotiations have been ongoing since early in the Biden administration’s tenure. Indeed, there are signs that the Beijing-backed phase of the talks that began in Iraq […]

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Addressing Challenges in the Face of the Growing Partnership between Moscow and Beijing

Addressing Challenges in the Face of the Growing Partnership between Moscow and Beijing

The War in Ukraine has taught its observers many lessons- perhaps the most important of these is the value of having a network of partners who can be depended on for both political and material aid during difficult times. It goes without saying that Ukranians fighting on the front lines deserve praise for their courage, […]

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Azerbaijan and the Non-Aligned Movement

Azerbaijan and the Non-Aligned Movement

Latvian President Egils Levits recently proclaimed, “Azerbaijan plays a paramount role in the Non-Aligned Movement including 120 member states,” stressing that Azerbaijan has inspired many countries during its chairman of the block of states during a period when the pandemic struck our world.   During its chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement, Azerbaijan has been a strong […]

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The Plight of a Western Azerbaijani Refugee

The Plight of a Western Azerbaijani Refugee

Although many people may not be aware of it today, the majority of Yerevan used to be Azerbaijani Turkish.  In 1897, there were 77,491 Azerbaijani Turks and only 58,148 Armenians in Yerevan Province.  However, after a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign, Yerevan is now majority Armenian and there are not any Azerbaijani Turks left in the […]

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Brexit Development: The Windsor Framework

Brexit Development: The Windsor Framework

  Standing next to the president of the European Commission in London, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced the inauguration of the Windsor Framework on February 27th. The agreement appears to settle the dispute with the European Union over Northern Ireland, which is part of the U.K., while finally giving Brexiteers something to cheer about. […]

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Russia Benefits from the
South Caucasus
Tensions

Russia Benefits from the<br>South Caucasus<br>Tensions

The biggest winner in the ongoing tensions between Yerevan and Baku is Moscow.Since liberating its formerly occupied territories in the Karabakh region in a 44-day warin 2020, Baku has attempted to demarcate its borders, open communications, includinghumanitarian corridors in strategic areas, and to finalize the terms of the peaceagreement with its neighbor. The trilateral peace […]

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