Lewis Hamilton Gives Encouragement to Naomi Osaka

Hamilton, the F1 champion, says he knows how it feels to be under intense media scrutiny and supports Osaka’s stand against news conferences.

#automobile-racing, #azerbaijan, #french-open-tennis, #hamilton-lewis, #mercedes-gp-petronas-formula-one-team, #osaka-naomi-1997, #ricciardo-daniel, #tennis

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Armenia in an Uproar, as Its Prime Minister Warns of an ‘Attempted Military Coup’

A group of generals called for the resignation of the prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, in a dispute that has its roots in a humiliating loss in a war last year.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #nagorno-karabakh, #pashinyan-nikol, #russia

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In Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Deal, Putin Applied a Deft New Touch

The iron-fisted tactics used against Georgia and Ukraine seem to have fallen out of favor, replaced by a more subtle blend of soft power and an implicit military threat.

#aliyev-ilham-h, #armenia, #azerbaijan, #belarus, #crimea-ukraine, #georgia-georgian-republic, #nagorno-karabakh, #pashinyan-nikol, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #stepanakert-nagorno-karabakh-republic, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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When Does an Enemy’s Cultural Heritage Become One’s Own?

The cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh may offer new hope for the preservation of threatened monuments everywhere.

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Brazen Killings Expose Iran’s Vulnerabilities as It Struggles to Respond

After suffering a string of audacious attacks, Tehran faces an agonizing choice: embracing hard-liner demands for swift retaliation, or trying to make a fresh start with the Biden administration.

#al-qaeda, #azerbaijan, #brookings-institution, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #fakhrizadeh-mohsen, #iran, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #nuclear-weapons, #rouhani-hassan, #suleimani-qassim, #targeted-killings

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Layers of Tragedy, in a Cemetery and in the Mountains

Armenians flee what they consider their historical home, after the end of a six-week war with Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

#armenia, #armenians, #azerbaijan, #caucasus-russia, #nagorno-karabakh, #stepanakert-nagorno-karabakh-republic, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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After War Between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Peace Sees Winners and Losers Swap Places

A deal brokered by Russia ended the fighting for now over Nagorno-Karabakh, leaving Armenians to pack up and burn their houses as they retreat, while Azerbaijanis plan a return to long-lost lands.

#aliyev-ilham-h, #armenia, #azerbaijan, #nagorno-karabakh, #pashinyan-nikol, #peace-process, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Armenia and Azerbaijan: The Conflict Explained

How did a deep-rooted local conflict draw in regional powers? And after a cease-fire agreement, what are the prospects for peace?

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #caucasus-russia, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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In the Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Deal, Great Power Politics Is Back

Russia and Turkey brokered an end to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. But they don’t have the region’s best interests at heart.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #pashinyan-nikol, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #turkey, #united-nations

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SITREP: Azerbaijan’s drone war expands with Reaper-like TB2

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The renewed war between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagoro-Karabakh region has captured the attention of military strategists worldwide, including the United States, because of the degree to which drones have changed the battlefield. While the wide-open, rugged terrain of the region has played a role, Turkish- and Israeli-built remotely piloted vehicles are dominating the battlefield, causing strategists to think a lot about land-battle tactics—and about the value of tanks in the 21st century.

Azerbaijan has been using a number of weapons systems from both Turkey and Israel, including the Israeli Harop (seen in this Azerbaijani pop music video) and Orbiter-1k drones. Both are “loitering munitions”—i.e., drones that carry warheads and crash into their targets.

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#arms-control, #arms-embargo, #azerbaijan, #bayractash, #biz-it, #bombardier, #canada, #drone-warfare, #harop, #harpy-drone, #mq-9a-reaper, #orbiter-1k, #policy, #tanks, #tb2, #turkish-security-forces, #wescam

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Armenians Erupt in Fury Over Defeat in War With Azerbaijan

As Russian peacekeepers deployed to enforce a lopsided peace agreement, Azerbaijanis were savoring their country’s triumph.

#aliyev-ilham-h, #armenia, #azerbaijan, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #international-relations, #nagorno-karabakh, #pashinyan-nikol, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Facing Military Debacle, Armenia Accepts a Deal in Nagorno-Karabakh War

In an agreement brokered by Russia, Azerbaijan won many of the concessions it has sought for decades in negotiations over the Nagorno-Karabakh separatist region.

#aliyev-ilham-h, #armenia, #azerbaijan, #caucasus-russia, #nagorno-karabakh, #pashinyan-nikol, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #stepanakert-nagorno-karabakh-republic, #turkey, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Azerbaijan Claims Capture of Key Town in Nagorno-Karabakh

The country asserted on Sunday that its military had gained control of a strategically important site that overlooks the regional capital, Stepanakert. Armenian officials said fighting continued.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh, #susha, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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In Azerbaijan, a String of Explosions, Screams and Then Blood

Caught in an Armenian rocket attack, a New York Times reporting team captures the agony of an expanding, dirty war.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #barda-azerbaijan, #civilian-casualties, #cluster-munitions, #human-rights-watch, #nagorno-karabakh, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Roots of War: When Armenia Talked Tough, Azerbaijan Took Action

While Azerbaijan is clearly the main driver of the Nagorno-Karabakh war, analysts say, Armenia’s populist prime minister pushed the situation to the brink.

#aliyev-ilham-h, #armenia, #azerbaijan, #international-relations, #nagorno-karabakh, #pashinyan-nikol, #russia, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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In Azerbaijan, Pain and Loss Drive Fever for War With Armenia

As the country’s soldiers advance in the conflict with Armenia, every “liberated” territory is celebrated and tens of thousands of refugees plan their return to lost lands.

#aliyev-ilham-h, #armenia, #azerbaijan, #funerals-and-memorials, #international-crisis-group, #nagorno-karabakh, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Armenians Under Fire: Who Will Help?

A humanitarian asks if America will step in to prevent an atrocity.

#armenians, #azerbaijan, #nagorno-karabakh, #russia, #turkey, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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At Front Lines of a Brutal War: Death and Despair in Nagorno-Karabakh

Times journalists find civilians huddling in basements as a three-week-old conflict over the disputed Caucasus territory hints of a long and punishing fight.

#armenia, #armenians, #azerbaijan, #nagorno-karabakh

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Armenia, Azerbaijan Reach New Cease-Fire for Nagorno-Karabakh

A truce brokered just a week earlier failed to hold. The war between the two Caucasus countries has already killed hundreds.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh

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How Turkey’s Military Adventures Decrease Freedom at Home

Involvement in regional conflicts such as the dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia has whipped up nationalist fervor and obliterated space for advocates of peace and democracy.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #minorities, #peoples-democratic-party-turkey, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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For Nagorno-Karabakh’s Dueling Sides, Living Together Is ‘Impossible’

Armenians and Azerbaijanis coexisted in Soviet days. But conflict over the disputed territory exploded in the late 1980s, leaving festering wounds that have erupted anew.

#aliyev-ilham-h, #armenia, #azerbaijan, #caucasus-russia, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh, #pashinyan-nikol, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #turkey, #ussr-former-soviet-union

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Fierce Fighting Eases After Cease-Fire Between Armenia and Azerbaijan

The Armenian Defense Ministry said most of the front line was “relatively calm.”

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh

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Warring Sides in Nagorno-Karabakh Agree to Cease-Fire Talks

The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan are coming to Moscow for a Russian-brokered negotiation on a limited truce to exchange prisoners and casualties.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #caucasus-russia, #defense-and-military-forces, #moscow-russia, #nagorno-karabakh, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v

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The Trouble in the South Caucasus Extends Far Beyond One Small Enclave

Hundreds of people have already died in fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Bigger neighbors can help stop the bloodshed.

#aliyev-ilham-h, #armenia, #armenians, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #nagorno-karabakh, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #organization-for-security-and-cooperation-in-europe, #politics-and-government, #russia, #trump-donald-j, #turkey

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The Conflict Between Armenia and Azerbaijan Could Spiral Out of Control

Without engagement from the United States, the region may be engulfed in war.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #nagorno-karabakh, #russia, #stepanakert-nagorno-karabakh-republic, #turkey, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #ussr-former-soviet-union

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Putin, Long the Sower of Instability, Is Now Surrounded by It

Fueled by the pandemic, uprisings in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan and a war in the Caucasus region are undermining the influence of the Russian leader.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #belarus, #elections, #jeenbekov-sooronbay, #khabarovsk-russia, #kyrgyzstan, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #nagorno-karabakh, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates

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Armenia-Azerbaijan Clash Takes Toll on Civilians

Stepanakert, the capital of the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, came under bombardment on Monday as both sides used powerful, long-range weapons.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh, #politics-and-government

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​Why Is Conflict Flaring Again Between Armenians and Azerbaijan?

Fighting in and around the breakaway enclave shows signs that a local ethnic dispute is spiraling into a regional conflict.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #caucasus-russia, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh

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Armenia’s Leader Seeks Trump’s Help as Conflict Rages With Azerbaijan

Nikol Pashinyan, Armenia’s prime minister, said he was promised a call with President Trump over Turkey’s role in the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Then Mr. Trump fell ill.

#armenia, #armenians, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #obrien-robert-c-1952, #pashinyan-nikol, #russia, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #united-states-international-relations

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Turkey Jumps Into Another Foreign Conflict, This Time in the Caucasus

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already intervened militarily in Syria, Libya and Iraq this year. His aggressive policies put him increasingly at odds with Russia.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #international-relations, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #turkey

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Fighting Between Armenia and Azerbaijan Risks Drawing in Bigger Powers

Escalation on both sides suggests that an extended conflict may ensue in Nagorno-Karabakh, increasing the possibility of involvement by countries like Russia and Turkey.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #nagorno-karabakh, #russia

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Fighting Flares Between Azerbaijan and Armenia

The governments of both countries reported action with tanks, military helicopters and artillery in a rapid escalation of a long-simmering conflict.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh

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Facebook Is Failing in Global Disinformation Fight, Says Former Worker

The employee, who worked in a group dedicated to rooting out fake accounts, said executives ignored or were slow to react to her warnings.

#azerbaijan, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #honduras, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #zhang-sophie

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