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Armenia, Azerbaijan Agree to Move Forward with Karabakh Talks

Armenia and Azerbaijan reported further progress towards the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after a fresh meeting of their presidents held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia on Thursday.

Nagorno-Karabakh: War, Peace, Or BATNA?

When Presidents Serzh Sarkisian of Armenia and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan meet in St. Petersburg, they are expected to reach a breakthrough on the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the military phase of which was ended 15 years ago by what has become the world’s longest self-maintained cease-fire.

Armenia Should Stop ‘Roadmap’ Talks

It is becoming increasingly evident that the so-called “roadmap” discussions with Turkey are proceeding with preconditions, despite continuous claims by Armenian authorities that they are not. The Armenian leadership should immediately withdraw from the “roadmap” talks and pursue a policy—vis-à-vis both Karabakh and Turkey that guarantees Armenian national interests and security.

Armenia, Turkey Announce ‘Roadmap’ To Normal Ties

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Armenia and Turkey said on Wednesday night that they have agreed on a “roadmap” for normalizing bilateral relations after an almost year of intensive negotiations mediated by Switzerland. It remained unclear, however, whether they will establish diplomatic relations and open their border anytime soon. “The two parties have achieved tangible progress and mutual

Russian, US Diplomats Discuss Karabakh

MOSCOW–The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was discussed in talks Tuesday between the US Ambassador to Russia John Bayerli and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin, the Russian Foreign Ministry website revealed. On the agenda of their meeting was a discussion of the former Soviet Union’s unresolved conflicts, focusing on the conflicts in Georgia’s breakaway regions of South

Aliyev Says Karabakh Conflict between Azerbaijan, Armenia

BAKU (Trend)–Azerbaijan’s president, Ilham Aliyev, on Friday attempted framed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as a dispute solely between Armenia and Azerbaijan, a tactic often used by official Baku to marginalize the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and prevent it from regaining its seat at the negotiating table as a party to the conflict. “There is no other side in

Karabakh President Visits US, Meets with ANC-ER Ahead of Telethon

BOSTON–The President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic arrived at the central headquarters of the Armenian Relief Society in Boston Wednesday where he met with representatives from the Armenian National Committee’s Eastern Region Offices for talks on the development of Artsakh-Diaspora relations. President Bako Sahakian’s visit comes ahead of this year’s Armenia Fund Telethon, which will take

Corpse of Azeri Soldier Returned After Failed Assault

AGHDAM, NKR–The corps of an Azerbaijani soldier, killed in an assault Saturday evening on Nagorno-Karabakh defense positions stationed at the south-eastern border in Fizuli, was transferred Wednesday from Nagorno Karabakh and handed over to the Azerbaijani authorities. The transfer took place at Aghdam under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC),

Another Azeri Definition of ‘Self-Determination’

BAKU (today.az)–In response to remarks by the US OSCE Minsk Group co-chair who said that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be resolved by taking into consideration both the principles of self-determination and territorial integrity, Azeri foreign ministry spokesman Tuesday said that the principle of self-determination should stay within the confines of territorial integrity. "The principle of

Genocide Commission Unnecessary, Says Sarkisian

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–In an interview published Monday in the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily, President Serzh Sarksian told a reporter that the formation of a commission of historians to investigate the veracity of the Armenian Genocide was unnecessary. “It [the commission] is absolutely not necessary. We do not think that anything can be achieved with