South West Asia

by Vladimir Rozanskij | ARMENIA-AZERBAIJAN

The clashes broke out just as a convoy organized by the International Red Cross managed to reach the enclave that had been isolated for months. The military campaign launched by Baku after accusing Stepanakert of sabotage. Armenian sources already speak of 27 deaths. There is also tension in Yerevan where Prime Minister Pašinyan is in the crosshairs.

by Vladimir Rozanskij

Yet another hospitalization for a president of the Caucasian republic during a visit to the Kremlin. Over the past three years Moscow has proposed several "harmonization plans" of laws and political-economic systems to Sukhumi. The Abkhazians have so far put on a good face, partly in order not to lose the funding allocated by the Russian government, but always maintaining a certain distance and autonomy.

| 22/08/2023

Today's headlines: Chinese central bank cuts prime rate by 10 basis points; Japanese government still considering date for release of treated water from Fukushima atomic power plant into the sea; HRW accuses Saudi border guards of mass killings; At least 11 workers killed in Pakistan bomb blast; Tehran cuts off flow of Little Zab River in Iraq fueling water crisis in neighboring country; With EU embargo, Brazil becomes second largest buyer of Russian oil.


| 21/08/2023
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Yerevan rejects Azerbaijani accusations of a troop concentration at the border. The call for an extraordinary convocation of the Security Council. Putin's visit to Turkey is expected at the end of August, priority on the grain deal. The future of the disputed territory will not be independence, but a reasonable autonomy in Azerbaijani territory in harmony with the Armenians.

| 18/08/2023
by Vladimir Rozanskij

In the pro-Russian breakaway republic of Georgia proclaimed in 2008, there is a big debate about the need to write new textbooks on the contemporary history of the region. Former parliament speaker Kociev: "How can you rewrite it in the midst of a fist and knife fight?".

| 25/07/2023

Today's headlines: in Siberia, permafrost melts causing the methane-releasing Batagaika depression to sink further; Israeli army kills two teenagers in the West Bank; U.S. semiconductors in Russia despite sanctions through Maldives; Chinese youth stop at Propaganda Fide in Rome on their way to WYD.

| 22/07/2023

Today's headlines: Xi Jinping meets Kissinger, the architect of thaw with the United States in the seventies; In Afghanistan, 60% of civilian landmine victims are children; Of the 37 political prisoners "disappeared" from Daik-U prison in Myanmar, 6  found dead: the coup junta claims they attempted to escape.

| 21/07/2023
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