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Saturday, 10 October 2020 - 10:11

Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

ISWNews Analysis Group: After 11 hours of talks in Moscow, the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to implement a temporary ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, which will take effect as of 12 noon on 10 October.

Thursday, 1 October 2020 - 16:54

Why is Russia trying to give concessions to the Kurds against the will of the Syrian government?

Russia appears to be trying to achieve three goals through mediation between the Kurds and the Syrian government. The first goal is to implement oil contracts between Russia and Syria in the northeastern areas that are now under American control. Russia’s next goal, meanwhile, is to resolve the crisis politically by involving the Kurds in the political process as a concession to the West to enter the reconstruction of Syria and eventually become a trusted mediator in the international arena.