Azerbaijan

Russia, Turkey negotiate cease-fire in Armenian-Azeri war over Karabakh

By Alex Lantier, 12 November 2020

Perhaps the greatest element of uncertainty in this still-unresolved conflict is the danger of new US wars in the region as Trump attempts a coup in Washington.

Casualties mount in Armenian-Azeri war as US-brokered ceasefire collapses

By Alex Lantier, 30 October 2020

The danger is growing that the war between the two former Soviet republics in the Caucasus could escalate into a war involving Russia, Iran, and the NATO powers.

France recalls ambassador to Turkey over Turkish criticisms of law on Islam

By Alex Lantier, 26 October 2020

The recalling of an ambassador is the most serious gesture taken between states short of a complete breakdown of diplomatic relations and war.

Danger of Russian-Turkish conflict grows as Armenian-Azeri ceasefire fails

By Alex Lantier, 19 October 2020

Casualties are rapidly mounting as heavy artillery and precision missile strikes rain down on civilian and military targets in both Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Russian-brokered ceasefire in Azeri-Armenian war collapses

By Alex Lantier, 13 October 2020

Conflicts are escalating across the region, as Turkish officials supporting Azeri forces threatened to restart Mediterranean oil drilling, prompting warnings from Greece.

Turkey backs Azeri offensive on Armenia as Russia, Iran warn of escalation

By Alex Lantier, 8 October 2020

The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan threatens to escalate into a regional war involving Russia, Iran, Turkey and the entire NATO alliance.

Armenian-Azerbaijan war turns Caucasus, Central Asia, Russia into a powder keg

By Clara Weiss, 6 October 2020

The Kremlin’s central fear is that the war could reignite long-simmering regionalist, ethnic and religious conflicts on its southern borders.

As divisions erupt within NATO

Armenia, Azerbaijan bomb each other’s cities

By Alex Lantier, 5 October 2020

Both sides launched artillery or missile attacks on each other’s cities this weekend in a major escalation of fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Russia, France denounce Turkey as Armenian-Azeri war escalates

By Alex Lantier, 1 October 2020

As reports emerge that Turkey is sending Syrian Islamist mercenaries to Azerbaijan to fight Armenia, the risk of a Russian-Turkish clash and a broader regional war is rising.

Armenian-Azeri war threatens to trigger Russia-Turkey clash

By Ulaş Ateşçi, 30 September 2020

Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan in South Caucasus continued a third day after conflicts erupted over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Armenian-Azeri fighting escalates as war danger surges across Middle East

By Alex Lantier, 29 September 2020

News that Washington may withdraw its diplomats and troops from Iraq point to the rising danger of global war before the November US presidential elections.

Armenian-Azeri conflict erupts in Caucasus, threatening wider war

By Ulaş Ateşçi and Alex Lantier, 28 September 2020

A war could spiral out of control and escalate into a broader conflict between Russia, Turkey and other NATO states, potentially involving nuclear weapons.

Armenia-Azerbaijan border clashes threaten broader war in Caucasus

By Ulas Atesci, 18 July 2020

The fighting threatens to escalate into a direct clash between the two Caucasian republics’ main allies, Russia and Turkey.

After four days of fighting, Azerbaijan, Armenia call Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

By Kumaran Ira, 6 April 2016

Doubts persist over how long the ceasefire will last, as the Caucasus and the Middle East have been put on edge by escalating imperialist wars and economic crisis.

Azeri-Iranian relations continue to deteriorate

By Clara Weiss, 24 June 2013

Relations between Azerbaijan and Iran, strained for years, are worsening in the face of US and Israeli war preparations against Iran.

Threat of war grows in the Caucasus

By Clara Weiss, 15 June 2012

In the southern Caucasus, where US interests collide with those of Russia and Iran, there is a growing danger of war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Growing tensions between Iran and Azerbaijan

By Clara Weiss, 5 June 2012

The reason for strained relations is Azerbaijan’s close collaboration with the United States and Israel in war preparations against Iran.