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Troubled present and uncertain future of the CSTO

The CSTO has finally elected a new Secretary General of the organization. From now on, the military-political Union of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan headed by Secretary of national security Council of Armenia, the former head of the General staff, Colonel-General Yuri Khachaturov. The new Secretary General is a professional soldier, with experience in combat operations in Afghanistan and Nagorno-Karabakh.

15-04-2017 admin 3400 0

Information factor in the process of the collapse of the Soviet Union and post-Soviet development

As you know, during the Cold war, the Soviet ideological-information system has undergone considerable changes [1]. Further development showed that it failed to adequately confront internal and external challenges. Action that will result in selection of an ideological alternative, along with political, economic and other factors forced the Soviet leadership since 1986. go to the implementation of fundamental reforms. They were intended to make the Soviet system more adequate and more competitive about what is happening in the world. Such a turn of events reminded on the logic of the situation "thaw". However, the new era of "Restructuring," which became the slogan of the new head of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, unlike Khrushchev thaw, has not led to partial liberalization and development of society and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

23-03-2017 admin 2646 0

Innovative integration of "North-South" strategic prerequisites and obstacles
Проект: Russian-Armenian partnership

In the Caucasus carried out two geo-economic, transport-communication project: "North-South" and "East-West" (the project "silk road"). In the framework of transport corridor "East-West" Azerbaijan has a key role, while Armenia was virtually excluded from the project. In this project, the tandem of Georgia-Azerbaijan is a strategically. In the phase of completion is the construction of the railway Baku-Tbilisi-Akhalkalaki-Kars. There is no reason to believe that in the foreseeable future, will open railway of Iran-Julfa (Nakhichevan)-Yerevan-Gyumri-Kars. Railway components of the project "North-South" today is not closed. However is in the implementation phase plot Astara (Azerbaijan)-Astara (Iran)-Rasht-Qazvin railway project Russia-Azerbaijan-Iran, where Azerbaijan is of key importance. Railway Russia-Abkhazia-Georgia-Armenia-Nakhichevan-Iran closed in two stages and there is no reason to believe that in the foreseeable future, this railway will open. In the implementation phase is highway Iran-Armenia-Georgia (with branches in Poti and Batumi). This highway includes Armenia in the integration project of Iran and the EU. However, there is no reason to believe that in the foreseeable future Magistral – supposed – to be continued in Russia. This fact has the potential of generating latent tensions between Armenia and Russia. Thus, Armenia is excluded from land transport projects of the EAEU and Azerbaijan, with a key role in both transportation and communication projects, will increase its geopolitical value in the strategies of the allies of Armenia – Russia and Iran.

06-09-2016 admin 2019 0

Dad proinspektiroval Yerevan
Проект: Russian-Armenian partnership

On 24 June, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, Francis II, has arrived in Armenia. The trip, which will last until June 26, held under the motto "Visit the first Christian country." The Pope will visit the city of Etchmiadzin, where the Cathedral of the Armenian Gregorian Church, and the town of Gyumri, where the main Church of the Armenian Catholics in Armenia, Georgia, Russia and Eastern Europe.

25-06-2016 admin 2015 0

About the reasons for the "Four day war"

Azerbaijan-initiated military action and tough resistance from the Armenian side will discuss the analytical community. Such a discussion is more than relevant, and the conclusions made by analysts can be important in possible future developments. In this context, we will try to present some observations regarding the April events.

26-04-2016 admin 2486 0

Lavrov brought to Yerevan "anti-plan"
Проект: Russian-Armenian partnership

The Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov in Yerevan "Karabakh question" on the background of anti-Russian demonstrations because of "anti-Armenian plans." He met with President Serzh Sargsyan and head of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian. Moscow calls on the parties to peace and follow the "road map" of the OSCE. According to sources "Газеты.Ru" Russia puts pressure on Yerevan to Baku has returned five of the seven occupied districts.

26-04-2016 admin 2037 0

Hrachya Arzumanyan: “Four day war” provided the Armenian diplomacy a unique chance to get rid of Madrid principles

Director of the center for strategic research “Ashkharh” (Stepanakert), an expert on the military and national security, candidate of technical Sciences, Hrachya Arzumanian in his interview to ArmInfo talks about the causes and geopolitical consequences of the “four day war”. Possible impact on the emergence of Azerbaijan's aggression against Artsakh world's centres of power, the causes of anti-Russian sentiment in Armenia.

22-04-2016 Arzumanyan Rach'ya 2995 0

Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week 11 to 17 April 2016

The United States decided to equip the Syrian opposition with modern weapons; Ukraine and Turkey will work together to create a radar; the Russian space forces expect soon the appearance of the first samples of s-500; the electronic warfare systems "Murmansk", "Krasuha" and "Moscow" has received in CVO; the defense Ministry and the Irkut Corporation signed a new contract to supply training aircraft Yak-130; armament aviation call received a unique station active interference "Leverage"; the airborne division for operations in the Arctic will be outfitted in special uniforms; Shvabe has developed a new optical sight premium; the new development of the defence industry will not allow to shoot down aircraft from the course; the UN security Council condemned a failed North Korean rocket launch; the national guard will be able to participate in international peacekeeping operations; Iran received the first shipment of s-300 from Russia; Ukraine has prepared the third flying tanker Il-78 to China; the Cabinet of Ministers of Armenia will sign an agreement with Russia on the supply of weapons. About these and other developments in the media monitoring during the week 11 to 17 April 2016.

18-04-2016 admin 2181 0

Karabakh war: America leaves, Russia remains Iran craves

The recent events associated with the actions of Baku on restoration of territorial integrity of the country and the liberation of the occupied territories, demonstrated that the political map of the South Caucasus has seriously changed. And traditional players in the region should think about how to integrate into these changes.

11-04-2016 Pankratenko Igor N. 2934 0

Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week of 04.04 on 10.04.2016 year

In Russia is created the national guard on the basis of Internal troops of the interior Ministry; the military budget of Lithuania for the year increased by 33%, Poland — 22%, Latvia – 14%; the United States will invest to Estonia 120 military tanks and 10; does not want Serbia to join NATO; in the DPRK announced the successful test of a new type of engine for Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs); in Kiev began the construction of four armored boats; in LNR said about the supply of ammunition to Ukraine from Poland; VKS RF will get sixth com-plct of s-400 to the end of the year; the Russian defense Ministry intends to purchase before 2020 and about 700 jet systems of volley fire (RSZO); "Kalashnikov" has put the Russian defense Ministry missiles "Vortex-1" for 13 billion roubles; CVD "Vympel" will build up to 2020 Maritime transport the two weapons (MTV); Russia dropped to fourth place in the world in military spending; Pentagon told about unmanned ship to patrol the ocean; Russia will supply systems for defense aircraft "President" in four countries. About these and other developments in the media monitoring during the week of 4 to 10. 04. 2016.

11-04-2016 admin 2328 0

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