Post-Soviet conflicts

Power struggle in the Black Sea

Since the Russian annexation of Crimean Peninsula in March 2014, the Black Sea has become one of the areas of confrontation between Russia and the West. In response to Russian aggression towards Ukraine, NATO leaders decided in the Wales Summit on Sept. 4-5, 2014 to increase the Alliance's deterrence capability in Eastern Europe and the Black Sea, in order to reassure allies and partners.

USA To Deploy 6,000 Troops in Europe

The USA will deploy nearly 6,000 troops in Europe this winter, announced the US Department of Defense.

The additional anti-tank brigade that will be sent to Europe numbers 4,000 troops. The USA will deploy an additional 1,750 troops with the 10th mountain division.

Earlier, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter stated that the additional anti-tank brigade will arrive in February.

NATO to send 4,000 troops to border with Russia

BELGRADE – NATO is deploying an additional four battalions of 4,000 troops in Poland and the three Baltic States, according to a report citing US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work. Work confirmed the number of troops to be sent to the border with Russia, The Wall Street Journal reports. He said the reason for

NATO set for first formal talks with Russia for two years

NATO will hold its first formal talks with Russia in nearly two years on April 20 to discuss the Ukraine crisis and other security issues, the U.S.-led military alliance said on April 12.
 
"The date has been mutually agreed," a NATO spokeswoman told AFP, adding: "It is good to talk but it cannot be a return to business as usual."

Nagorno-Karabakh revisited

Those were very sad years. Presumably, the Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh was against remaining within Azerbaijan and trying to “liberate” their enclave as a second Armenian state, if not achieving union with Armenia in one go

The Caucasus: The next battleground for Russia and Turkey?

Russia's deployment last week of a new fleet of MIG-29 fighter jets and MI-8MT helicopters to the Erebuni Airbase in Armenia has raised concerns about Moscow's growing military presence in the region. This could have far-reaching consequences, beyond the strategic encirclement of Turkey, for the future of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as well as broader regional security and stability.

Ankara: Russia-Armenia deal heats up Caucasus

The Turkish government has expressed concern an agreement between Russia and Armenia to unify their air defense systems and Armenia's recent statement that a ceasefire with arch-foe Azerbaijan over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh virtually no longer exists will increase the risk of clashes in the Caucasus. 

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