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: Baku International Multiculturalism Summer School is an ideal initiative that strengthens multicultural and interfaith dialogue

Baku, July 17, AZERTAC

“The 9th International Multiculturalism Summer School launched by the Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism (BICM) is a wonderful initiative that has been led and implemented by the Administration of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. This is an initiative that strengthens multicultural dialogue which brings together various cultures, ethnic groups and unites over 37 countries,” American journalist, political analyst Peter Tase has told AZERTACin an exclusive interview.


Baku Humanitarian Forum features Breakout Session “Disinformation Policy – a Threat to Stability in the Modern World”

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Baku, October 26, AZERTAC

The 6th Baku International Humanitarian Forum continues into the second day with a Breakout Session “Disinformation Policy – a Threat to Stability in the Modern World”. Organized by AZERTAC, the session looks at consequences of misinformation, in particular the threats it poses to global peace and stability.


Peter Tase: Armenia must immediately end occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh

12 July 2019 07:00 (UTC+04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 12


The protracted armed conflict in Azerbaijani territories, occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh by Armenia must end immediately, 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 Azernews, Trend reports.

He noted that Azerbaijan has been very careful, pragmatic and consistent when it comes to solving the armed conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Tase stressed that Baku is a trusted partner of the West and has established an admirable reputation when it comes to embracing a negotiations practice that is envied by some of the most sophisticated democracies in Europe.

“On the other hand, issues arising from the internal disputes in Armenia are matters that must be resolved among Armenian political leaders and civil society,” he mentioned.

The expert pointed out that Nagorno-Karabakh is a sovereign territory of Azerbaijan, historical sources and archaeological sites show ample evidence of this region considered to be the heart of Azerbaijani nation and economy. He added that this conflict that has serious security implications throughout Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.

As to additional steps needed to be taken to advance the negotiation process on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, he considers that first, the Armenian Armed Forces should withdraw from the occupied territories and second, the Azerbaijani communities, that were forced violently to leave their homes in Nagorno-Karabakh, should be allowed to return in their hometowns.


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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A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, “E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United” ( Affiliated with Georgetown University ( for over ten years, he still shares ideas with students about public diplomacy. The papers of his deceased father — poet and diplomat John L. Brown — are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations. This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) — years before “soft power” was ever coined — that “The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating.”


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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. …


Amerikalı ekspert ADU tələbələri ilə görüşüb

Oktyabrın 13-də Azərbaycan Dillər Universitetinin (ADU) Multikulturalizm elmi-tədqiqat laboratoriyasında amerikalı jurnalist, müstəqil tədqiqatçı, beynəlxalq münasibətlər üzrə ekspert Piter Teys Filologiya və jurnalistika fakültəsinin tələbələri ilə görüşüb.

Görüşdə P.Teys “ABŞ-da multikulturalizm ənənələri. Müasir mədəni müxtəlifliyə giriş” mövzusunda məruzə ilə çıxış edib.

“Multikulturalizmin Azərbaycan  modeli” mövzusunda tədqiqatın aparılması məqsədi ilə Bakı Beynəlxalq Multikulturalizm Mərkəzinin dəvəti əsasında ölkəmizdə səfərdə olan P.Teys öz məruzəsində ABŞ-da multikulturalizm ənənələrinin araşdırılması və davam etdirilməsi, müxtəlifliyin qorunmasına yönəlmiş addımlar, xalqların və etnik qrupların mədəni dəyərləri, müasir dövrdə ona yanaşma formaları haqqında danışıb. O, həmçinin Azərbaycanın özünəməxsus multikulturalizm modeli ilə dünyada tanınan bir ölkə olduğunu söyləyərək ölkəmizdəki multikultural dəyərləri, tolerantlıq ənənələrini yüksək qiymətləndirib. P.Teys ölkə Prezidenti İlham Əliyevin multikulturalizmin Azərbaycanda dövlət siyasəti olması ilə bağlı dediyi sözləri əsas tutaraq multikulturalizmin Azərbaycan və ABŞ modelləri arasında müqayisəli təhlil aparıb.

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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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