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AFGHANISTAN FUTURE IN WORLD POLITICS: THE PRESTIGE WAR(27.10.2016)

Afghanistan Future in World Politics: The Prestige War

Afghanistan was one of the places where Russia and the United Kingdom clashed during the 19th century. This geopolitical rivalry went down in history as "The Great Game." The United Kingdom aimed to keep away Russian influence from its Indian colony by capturing Afghanistan. The Great Game resulted with Afghanistan staying as a buffer state. The United Kingdom protected India from the Russian threat by reinforcing its dominance in Afghanistan. The Cold War era has once again rewritten the fate of Afghanistan. It can be hard to explain Soviet Union's occupation of Afghanistan solely by geopolitical interests. In this regard, the incident is important because it was the last case of th...


ARMENIA’S METSAMOR NUKE PLANT MAY SHARE FUKUSHIMA’S FATE(21.05.2016)

Armenia’s Metsamor nuke plant may share Fukushima’s fate

Metsamor nuclear power plant is a threat not only to countries bordering with Armenia, but also the whole world, President of the Strategic Outlook Turkish International Research Center Yusuf Cinar told Trend May 18.Armenia has a nuclear power plant, Metsamor, built in 1970. The power plant was closed after a devastating earthquake in Spitak in 1988. But despite the international protests, the power plant's operation was resumed in 1995. Moreover, a second reactor was launched there.According to the ecologists and scholars all over the region, seismic activity of this area turns operation of the Metsamor nuclear power plant in an extremely dangerous enterprise...


WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN NAGORNO KARABAKH?(7.04.2016)

What Really Happened in Nagorno Karabakh?

The Nagorno Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia started in 1988 with the territorial claims of Armenians over the land of Azerbaijan. Until the year of 1994 when ceasefire treaty was signed, Armenian troops occupied 20% of Azerbaijani territories including Nagorno Karabakh region and seven more districts.On April 2, one of the bloodiest clashes began on the contact line of Nagorno Karabakh. 12 Azerbaijani soldiers were killed but there is no specific and reliable source for common deaths and injures. According to Armenian officials, Azerbaijan violated the ceasefire regime one day before and Azerbaijani officials claim that Armenians  attacked  military veh...


YUSUF ÇıNAR: AZERBAIJAN SHOULD MAINTAIN ITS GOOD RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA(11.02.2016)

Yusuf Çınar: Azerbaijan should maintain its good relations with Russia

•Rouhani, the President of Iran, in his statement to a Russian news agency said, “We have very good relations both with Russia and Turkey, and are deeply sorry about the crisis that emerged between the two countries”. Rouhani stated that “they will do anything they can in order to settle the tension between two countries”. Also, Rouhani informed that “the gradual deepening of the crisis is not good for both of the countries”. We would like to hear your opinion on this subject.Iran is a country that gets good results through taking “soft” steps in the region. We can say that there is a significant amount of interest on Iran from European countries, particularly France....


AZERBAIJAN AWAITS A TAILWIND FROM WASHINGTON: AN UPCOMING NUCLEAR SUMMIT COULD REINFORCE THE ALLIANCE(22.01.2016)

Azerbaijan awaits a tailwind from Washington: An upcoming nuclear summit could reinforce the alliance

Last week, the Obama administration took a positive step in dealing with the United States’ lack of real friendships and genuine alliances in the Muslim world. It acknowledged the critical part Azerbaijan plays in the interdiction of nuclear and radiological materials as a part of the global nonproliferation effort. According to Novruz Mammadov, deputy head of Azerbaijani presidential administration and chief of the administration’s foreign relations department, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev was invited to attend the fourth Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., to be held in March. This highlights the indispensable role this small nation on the Caspian Sea play...


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