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Baku, Azerbaijan, May 4

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

For as long as Armenia continues to engage in a destructive propaganda campaign against the Republic of Azerbaijan and keeps its soldiers in the Azerbaijani territory, recent bilateral talks hosted by the Russian Federation and OSCE, with the intention to pacify the tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia, are doomed to failure, Peter M. Tase, expert in Transatlantic Relations and Azerbaijani Studies, a senior advisor to the Global Engineering Deans Council and to various European and Latin American governments, told AzernewsTrend reports.

He noted that the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was at the center of these talks, however concrete actions by the government of Nikol Pashinyan are nowhere to be seen, and Armenia continues to occupy twenty percent of the sovereign territory of Azerbaijan and maintains a posture of belligerence in the region.

Tase recalled that on April 10-11, Nikol Pashinyan visited the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, in this occasion he delivered once again an inflammatory speech against Azerbaijan, stating the following in the plenary: “[Azerbaijan] must refrain from the use of force, threaten by use of force and military rhetoric.”

“The Prime Minister of Armenia, who pretends to refrain from the use of force and calls upon Azerbaijan to stop using force, is simply bluffing, deceiving the international community and misinforming the Council of Europe. In fact Armenia is the belligerent party and the main source of violence and turmoil in Nagorno-Karabakh and its neighboring seven districts, all of this territory is a sovereign territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan; and is recognized as such by United Nations and by all its member states,” said the expert.

He believes that Pashinyan must review the OSCE Helsinki Final Act of 1975.

“In the Helsinki Final Act the principle of refraining from the use of force, included as the second point among its ten tenets, states: “The participating States will refrain in their mutual relations, as well as in their international relations in general, from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations and with the present Declaration”. The entire international community recognizes the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan within its internationally recognized borders and the four UN Security Council resolutions of 1993 demand the immediate, complete and unconditional withdrawal of the occupying Armenian forces from all occupied territories of Azerbaijan,” said Tase.

He went on to add that Armenian Prime Minister must take immediate steps to refrain from the use of force according to the demands of the international community towards the full withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan in order to ensure a lasting peace, regional security and economic prosperity in the region.

Tase pointed out that the two governments are not equally positioned on a negotiating table: Armenia is the aggressor (occupying twenty percent of the sovereign territory of Azerbaijan and plundering its natural resources) and on the side is the government of Azerbaijan (fully respecting International Laws, U. N. Security Council Resolutions and patiently waiting to solve this conflict by peaceful means, even though Azerbaijan has the military might to liberate its occupied territories with the use of force).

“Prime Minister Pashinyan is utilizing every diplomatic tool and international factor that would delay any progress made in the bilateral negotiations’ time table. International Economic sanctions against Yerevan and constant political condemnation of its aggressive actions in the Caucasus are very much necessary in order to pressure Pashinyan to fully withdraw Armenian Armed Forces from the sovereign territory of Azerbaijan. Only after the withdrawal of Armenian Armed Forces from sovereign territory of Azerbaijan, we may have lasting results in the solution of this conflict that has caused so much pain and suffering for Azerbaijan and its peace loving nation,” he said.

As for the statement of the Armenian Defense Minister Tonoyan about the possibility of moving military operations to the territory of Azerbaijan, Tase said that David Edgari Tonoyan is a former representative of Armenia to NATO, in his current position as Minister of Defense he should focus more on providing sufficient quantities of food and overall resources to the Armed Forces of Armenia, which is going through economic hardships. Tonoyan’s statement on upcoming Armenian Military Operations is a deceptive message that won’t frighten Baku, he added.

Tase noted that Azerbaijani Armed Forces are ranked among the top ten military forces worldwide, thanks to their impeccable training, cutting edge weapons technology and high levels of moral and patriotism. “Tonoyan’s forces will be met with an unmatched response and a heavy thunder of weapons, if they try to awaken the Azerbaijani might. As the old Latin adage states: “Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus”. (Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon).”

On the other hand, Tase believes that one concrete example of showing international pressure towards Armenia is to suspend the current cooperation framework between Armenia and NATO, until the Government of Nikol Pashinyan has withdrawn all of its Armed Forces from the sovereign territory of Azerbaijan.

“NATO must take steps on the ground and deliver political statements that condemn Armenia’s occupation of Azerbaijani territories; the alliance should halt the Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP) with Armenia for as long as this country is ruled by politicians that have kissed the blarney stone and use epizeuxis’ approach when engaged in a smear campaign against the Republic of Azerbaijan and its people,” he concluded.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.


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Peter Tase: Azerbaijan’s democratic standards matured

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Presidential election period is an important event that ensures stability and progress in government institutions and preserves well being among all Azerbaijani citizens, political analyst and international relations expert at the Milwaukee-based Marquette University Peter Tase told Trend.

He further said that Azerbaijan’s democratic standards have matured, and the country has stable economic growth.

Next presidential election in Azerbaijan is to be held on April 11, 2018, according to an order signed Feb. 5 by the country’s President Ilham Aliyev. According to the Calendar Plan of Azerbaijan’s Central Election Commission (CEC), pre-election campaigning starts 23 days prior to the voting day and is stopped 24 hours before the start of voting. Thus, the campaigning will start on March 19 and end at 08:00 (local time) on April 10.

“This year will mark impressive accomplishments in the strengthening of Azerbaijani democracy, essential progress in the war against poverty and unemployment, as well as make Azerbaijan a nation that can be used as an example in the region for its transparent institutions and consolidated democratic standards,” Tase said.

Tase further noted that the major improvements and accomplishments in the infrastructure, education policies, tourism and public diplomacy, make incumbent President Ilham Aliyev the best candidate and certainly ensure his upcoming electoral victory in 2018. …

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US-Expert, PETER TASE:”Armenia destabilize region by expected military exercises near Azerbaijani borders” [EXCLUSIVE]


By Abdul Kerimkhanov

The military drills expected to take place in Armenia are certainly an open provocation against Azerbaijan, in particular, Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Peter M. Tase, Scholar of International Affairs and author of various books on Azerbaijani Studies and Latin American Politics, said in an interview with Azernews.

“Armenian Armed Forces together with Iranian Defense Forces are openly destabilizing the fragile security environment in the Caucasus; violating international laws and UN resolutions; encouraging Yerevan to continue with its occupation of Azerbaijan’s sovereign territory; and undermining the peace dialogue that is shaped by OSCE Minsk Group (that was established by OSCE in 1992 and unfortunately has been incredibly weak when it comes to delivering tangible results and avoiding double standards),” he stressed.

The expert said that the majority of officers in Azerbaijani Armed Forces in Nakhchivan is trained in the Western European countries and they have successfully completed Special Forces training in some of the best military schools of Europe and North America.

“On the other hand, within the Armenian Armed Forces, their level of moral is at its worst levels and overall lack of ammunition to sustain prolonged fighting and weak military training would make Armenia a very unsuitable party to start an offensive; within a matter of two hours (after their offensive), Yerevan’s forces will be met with a destructive force and large scale irreparable damages from the immediate counterattacks of Azerbaijani Armed Forces. It is very inopportune for Armenia to undertake an offensive against Azerbaijani territories at this day and age,” he said.

Tase called the world community to understand that Armenian leadership is always articulating pro-war rhetoric due to their selfishness, fake aggressive impulses and stupidity.

“Meanwhile, Azerbaijan is hosting International Scholars and Students every year to engage in dialogue of peace, multiculturalism, study the interfaith tolerance that has existed for centuries in Azerbaijan and is a great practice towards fomenting peace and prosperity in the Caucasus, Eurasia and Africa. Baku International Multiculturalism Centre and its Executive Director Ravan Hasanov and its Chairman of the Board Academician Prof. Dr. Kamal Abdullayev are doing amazing work towards strengthening peaceful inter-religious dialogue, globalizing the positive cultural values of Azerbaijan and preserving peace, economic prosperity and promote realpolitik in Europe and Asia,” the expert noted.

Further, he shared comments on U.S Congressman Bradley Sherman, and his proposal to amend the “National Defense Authorization Act” of the U.S. and prohibit the sale to Azerbaijan of American weapons that can be used against the so-called “civil aviation” of the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh. Tase noted that the legislative initiative recently sponsored by the U.S. Congressman Bradley Sherman is one of many prominent projects in favor of Armenia and its occupation of Azerbaijani sovereign territory.

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Питер Тэйз: «Предстоящий визит Болтона – свидетельство тесных связей между Баку и Вашингтоном»

«Нынешнее сотрудничество по вопросам оборонных технологий и продажам систем противовоздушной обороны С-400 в Индию напоминает нам о днях холодной войны, когда между СССР и Индией имелось тесное сотрудничестве под руководством Никиты Хрущева –одного из главного архитектора партнерства Москвы и Нью-Дели».

 Об этом заявил научный сотрудник Университета Джорджа Мэйсона (США), эксперт Питер Тэйз.

По его словам, индийские силы ПВО находятся в процессе модернизации, что, безусловно, усилит сотрудничество с российской военной промышленностью.

«В то же время сделка с этим видом оружия спровоцирует попытку Пакистана достичь новых оружейных сделок с КНР и другими поставщиками с Запада. Тесный союз России с Индией будет способствовать более широкому диалогу между Пакистаном и Китаем, а также увеличению геостратегического рычага Дели в регионе.

На этом сложном многомерном сценарии Вашингтон тщательно изучает свои двусторонние отношения с Индией. Однако продажи оружия США в странах Южной и Юго-Восточной Азии будут продолжать увеличиваться, если Вашингтон станет лучшим поставщиком ракетных технологий и средств противовоздушной обороны в мире.

В то же время Департамент казначейства может оказать давление на индийское правительство, чтобы воздерживаться от покупки оружия из Москвы, зная, что Вашингтон налагает экономические санкции против российского правительства. Сотрудничество между Индией и Россией может иметь положительные результаты в рамках сотрудничества БРИКС, и в ближайшее время будут реализованы новые инициативы с намерением обеспечить более широкое присутствие российских товаров», – отметил Тэйз.



Peter Tase: Azerbaijan is of great importance for France as indispensible ally

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 23

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

Azerbaijan is of great importance for France as an indispensible ally, Peter Tase, US expert on Global Politics and Transatlantic Relations, an adviser to Global Engineering Deans Council and other prestigious International Institutions told Trend July 23.

He was commenting on the results of the recent visit of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev to Paris.

“It is strategically important for the French government and French companies to have Azerbaijan as a principal trade partner, and as an indispensable ally in the fields of multilateral diplomacy, economic cooperation and cultural diplomacy,” he said.

Tase added that President Aliyev’s visit to France has brought even closer the economic, commercial, political and cultural cooperation between both countries.

“During the visit, Azerbaijan’s president met with Airbus Vice-President for Eurasia Silvere Delaunay. A greater cooperation between Airbus and Azercosmos OJSC would generate remarkable results for the benefit of both governments. Currently Azersky and Spot 6 satellites have made a great impact in the international markets and the image of Azerbaijan has risen significantly abroad, thanks to such an attractive project, swiftly implemented under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev,” he said.

Tase noted that strengthening bilateral cooperation with Airbus will enable Azerbaijan to become one of the world’s leading nations focused in defending Information technology networks from cyber-attacks.

He believes that the signing of major trade agreements with French companies will bring new developments in Azerbaijan and improve the living standards of the Azerbaijani people.

Azerbaijan has emerged as a key economic partner of France, he said, adding that bilateral cooperation in science, cultural diplomacy, commerce and trade has reached record levels.

Tase noted that the embassy of Azerbaijan in Paris has done an impeccable job in strengthening the Azerbaijan-France cooperation and dialogue.

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Azərbaycan həqiqətləri amerikalı politoloqun təqdimatında

Multikulturalizm Mərkəzində tədqiqat təcrübəsi keçən ABŞ-dan olan jurnalist və siyasi araşdırmaçı Peter Teys Bosniya Herseqovinanın Travnik Universitetində Azərbaycan multikulturalizmi ilə bağlı mühazirə ilə çıxış edib. Olaylar bildirir ki, tədbir Universitetin 10 illik yubileyi ilə əlaqədar BBMM-in təşkilatçılığı və professor  Dr. Sabahudin Hadzialicin təşəbbüsü ilə baş tutub. Peter Teys  mühazirəsində  Azərbaycanın multikultural dəyərləri, Dağlıq Qarabağ münaqişəsi və Ermənistan silahlı qüvvələri tərəfindən insanlıq əleyhinə törədilən cinayətlərdən bəhs edib.  Mühazirədə eyni zamanda Azərbaycanın qədim arxitektura ənənələrinə, Memar Əcəmi Naxçıvani tərəfindən yaradılan abidələrin arxitektur baxımından unikallığı vurgulanıb.

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“Bosniya və Herseqovinada keçirilən konfransın məqsədi bu idi…” – AMERİKALI JURNALİST

Dünyada multikulturalizmin Azərbaycan modelinə böyük maraq göstərirlər. Sarayevoda keçirilən beynəlxalq konfransda bunun bir daha şahidi olduq.
Bunu -a açıqlamasında Amerikalı tədqiqatçı-jurnalist Peter Teys deyib. O bildirib ki, Bosniya və Herseqovinanın Beynəlxalq Travnik Universitetində keçirilən, multikulturalizmin Azərbaycan modelinə həsr olunan konfransda bu mövzuda və memar Əcəmi haqqında məruzə edib. Universitetin prosessor-müəllim heyətinin, tələbələrinin, Sarayevonun dövlət adamlarının iştirak etdiyi konfransda Azərbaycanın Bosniya və Hersoqovinadakı müvəqqəti işlər vəkili Elnur Quliyev də çıxış edib.
Konfransda 2016-cı ilin Azərbaycanda “Multikulturalizm ili” elan olunduğunu, həmin ildə bu istiqamətdə xeyli iş görüldüyünü xatırlatdığını bildirən Peter Teys deyib ki, məruzəsində multikulturalizmin Azərbaycan modeli barədə tədbir iştirakçılarına geniş məlumat verib.
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Amerikalı ekspert: “Ermənistan Azərbaycanın Dağlıq Qarabağ regionundan və ətraf rayonlarından işğalçı ordusunu çıxartmalıdır” – ÖZƏL

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“Ermənistan Azərbaycanın suveren ərazisi olan Dağlıq Qarabağ və yeddi ətraf rayonlarından işğalçı ordusunu çıxartmalı və beynəlxalq hüququn prinsiplərinə, BMT-nin Təhlükəsizlik Şurasının qətnamələrinə hörmət etməlidir. Yerevan status-kvo-dan əl çəkməli və Azərbaycan rəhbərliyi ilə danışıqlara başlamalıdır.” Bu sözləri beynəlxalq münasibətlər üzrə tanınmış Amerikalı ekspert Peter Tase  “Eurasia Diary”-yə özəl müsahibəsində deyib. P. Tase Dağlıq Qarabağ münaqişəsi, ABŞ-ın yeni prezidenti Donald Trumpın Cənubi Qafqaz siyasəti və digər maraqlı məsələlər barədə sualları cavablandırıb. Həmin müsahibəni təqdim edirik.
Eurasia Diary: Tramp admnistrasiyasının Cənubi Qafqaz və Şərqi Avropa üzrə xarici siyasətini necə görürsüz? 


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Baku International Humanitarian Forum discusses the role of media in inter-civilizational dialogue

Baku, September 30, AZERTAC

“Transforming of Journalism for the Information Age and its Role in Ensuring Inter-Civilizational Dialogue” round table has been held as part of the 5th Baku International Humanitarian Forum.

Organized by AZERTAC, the round table focused on the formation of alternative models of journalism in the information society, the role of modern journalism in ensuring intercultural, inter-faith and inter-civilizational dialogue, and the significance of virtual journalism and the role of social networks in the context of the challenges of modern society.

In his opening remarks, AZERTAC Director General Aslan Aslanov said: “The capital of Azerbaijan has hosted this Forum since 2011, which aims to build an authoritative international platform for world scientists and culture figures as well as acclaimed experts to discuss pressing global humanitarian challenges.” “In these two days, the capital of Azerbaijan traditionally turns into an “intellectual Davos” as it brings together many Nobel Prize winners, politicians and scientists,” he added.

Titled “The formation of alternative models of journalism in the information society”, the first panel session was moderated by First Deputy Director General of the Russian news agency TASS Mikhail Gusman. He thanked President Ilham Aliyev, the government of Azerbaijan and the Heydar Aliyev Foundation for “the excellent” organization of the Forum.

Mr. Gusman highlighted the use of technologies in modern journalism, as well as favourable opportunities for media development.

Speakers included Deputy Director General of UNESCO Engida Getachew, Chief of Office of the Rector of ADA University Shafag Mehraliyeva, Managing Director of IRNA News Agency Mohammad Khodadi, founder of Globalist international affairs magazine Yusof Hashim, Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Fana Broadcasting Corporate Woldu Baraki, and CEO of The Three B Limited Japan`s World Investors TV Kazuyasu Ishida.

The second panel meeting was called “The role of modern journalism in ensuring intercultural, inter-faith and inter-civilizational dialogue”. It was moderated by International Programs Assistant at Marquette University, USA, international relations expert Peter Tase. Speakers at this panel included President of Argentina`s Télam National News Agency Rodolfo Pousa, Director General of AZERTAC Aslan Aslanov, PR and Media Manager at Slovakian International Habitat for Humanity Ekaterina Bezgachina, former President of Croatia Ivo Josipovic, Associate Professor at International Journalism Department, Baku State University, Tarana Mahmudova, Head of Internet Studies Problems at the Institute of Information Technologies Rasim Mahmudov.




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