Tension along the internationally-recognised border between Armenia and Azerbaijan appear to remain high, with frequent skirmishes and cross-border fire reported. So far this year, two Armenian servicemen were wounded due to skirmishes, while one Azeri serviceman was killed on 7 January. On 15 January at around 16.30 hours, Armenian servicemanContinue Reading

Source: Abrahamyan, Eduard “Rationalizing the Tonoyan Doctrine: Armenia’s Active Deterrence Strategy”, Eurasia Daily Monitor,  Vol. 16 Issue 64, 02 MAY 2019 *all opinions expressed are those of those of the original author. Even as Armenia and Azerbaijan have intensified their diplomatic contacts over the future status of the latter’s breakawayContinue Reading

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Nagorno Karabakh met with the head of the armed forces of the latter, Maj Gen Karen Abrahamyan.  Maj Gen Abrahamyan received the head of ICRC’s Nagorno Karabakh programme, Pierre Emanuel Ducruet, during which a series of questions related to bilateral co-operationContinue Reading

Azeri authorites at the Ministry of Defence  have released the latest information on ceasefire violations along the line of contact with Nagorno Karabakh and the de facto border with Armenia for the past seven days. Units responsible for monitoring such incidents have reported 167 ceasefire violations by the Armenian military.Continue Reading

In recent months there has been much talk of Azeri State Border Service (SBS) troops replacing Armed Forces troops at military positions along a segment of the Azerbaijan-Armenia border, precisely a segment near the cities of Qazakh and Agstafa. SBS troops came to man military positions in mid-December, leaving theContinue Reading

The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan met in Krakow, Poland on 18 January 2018. The meeting was organised by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs and was reportedly behind closed doors, although photos of the meeting were made public. What exactly was discussed during the meeting remains unknown, however speculationContinue Reading

Armenian serviceman Seyran Sargsyan was killed by Azeri fire in the southeastern  region of Hadrut in Nagorno Karabakh on 28 September 2017. The incident occurred at around 15.00 hours during a shootout at a military outpost. Sargsyan, a native of Teghut village (Tavush province, Armenia) was 19-years-old, had started militaryContinue Reading

The detained suspect photographed by Military authorities.    On 17 August 2017, the charred remains of Armenian serviceman Vardan Grigoryan were found in a car belonging to him near a ditch in the region of Tavush, Armenia. 32-year-old Grigoryan, who was a native of Nerkin Karmiraghbyur village apparently had anContinue Reading