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Armenia – September 2015


Military escalation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, “Yes” and “No” fronts of constitutional amendments, and energy price shifts

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

September was marked with the most intense escalation of violence in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict since the 1994 ceasefire. The situation has been tense both on the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border and between the Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh. The entire border of the Tavush region including villages came under attack with fighting taking place also along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to the Armenian official sources, 9 Armenian servicemen were killed and 17 were wounded in Septembe . . . Read More

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Azerbaijan – September 2015


Resolution of the European Parliament, sentencing of Khadija Ismayilova, start of the parliamentarian race, new city buses and Armenian chess players in Baku

External Politics

The month of September in Azerbaijan was marked throughout by the struggles with the European Parliament. On September 10, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for sanctions against those Azerbaijani officials who, according to the Members of the European Parliament, violated human rights in Azerbaijan. The European Parliament also called on the EU to appeal to Azerbaijan to annul the decision to close the OSCE office in Baku. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev called the resolution “nothing more than a piece of paper.” On September 14, the Milli Mejlis (Parliament) of Azerbaijan convened an extraordinary session that aired sharp criticism towards . . . Read More

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