Baku. 5 May. REPORT.AZ/ Armenia has violated the ceasefire on innumerable occasions since 1994 and the escalations of violence in April 2016, by the Armed Forces of Armenia against the innocent civilians of Azerbaijan are not a surprise.
Report informs, US political analyst Peter Tase said that.
“It is a fact that Armenia is ruled by a puppet government that does not have a foreign policy, solid public institutions while it is engulfed by corruption, unemployment and nepotism scandals that are on the rise. The government of Serzh Sargsyan is totally ruined by corruption, a high level of unpopularity and the Armenian people are struggling every day with: unemployment, poverty and lack of democratic institutions; as a consequence Armenia is becoming a failed state. Every time that the Armenian Government faces a great level of unpopularity within its own constituents, Yerevan attempts to divert the attention of domestic public by further violating International Laws, constantly ignoring the Four UN Security Council Resolutions, and continue with its attacks with heavy weapons and ammunitions in the sovereign territories of Azerbaijan, and as a consequence killing innocent civilians, destroy cultural and archeological sites; while massacring historical treasures on the Azerbaijani land.” – P. Tase added.
Peter Tase is a contributor, freelance journalist and a research scholar of Paraguayan Studies and Latin American Affairs in the United States; he is the founder of Paraguay Economic Forum in Milwaukee, United States. Educated at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and Marquette University, Tase is the author of “Simultaneous Dictionary in Five Languages: Guarani, English, Italian, Albanian and Spanish” and “El Dr. FEDERICO FRANCO y Su Mandato Presidencial en la Historia del Paraguay.” Tase has written many articles on Paraguay’s current Foreign Policy, Latin American Affairs and MERCOSUR regional trade issues for Eurasia Review and the Council on Hemispheric Affairs in Washington, D.C.. Peter has appeared on SNT Cerro Cora, Asuncion and appeared in “Tribuna Pública” in TV Publica Paraguay, as well as given interviews for Diario 5 Dias in Paraguay, ABC Color, Ultima Hora, IP Paraguay, Revista PLUS+, Radio Ñandutí, Radio Nacional del Paraguay, http://www.datamyne.com and Spero News. Tase completed a Congressional Internship in the Office of Congressman Richard Pombo (CA-11), U.S. House of Representatives, and studied U.S. Government and International Affairs at the Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, D.C.. In 2012 he was an adviser of Foreign Affairs and International trade Issues to the Chairman of the Committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry in the National Congress of Paraguay. Peter Tase is fluent in Guarani, Italian, Spanish, Albanian and mainly writes in English and Spanish.
By: Peter Tase, Guest Scholar at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs
Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes has prioritized efforts to link Paraguay closer to the Asia-Pacific countries as a major component of his overall strategic objective. Despite this prioritization, the country’s foreign ministry has made few concrete steps towards reaching out to grasp President Cartes’ aspiration. Asunción’s meager assets certainly make the goal challenging, but the country’s Foreign Ministry has failed to explore several options, particularly improved bilateral relations with Bolivia.
Paraguay faces the fundamental challenge of an unfavorable geographic position. Along with Bolivia, it is one of the two landlocked countries of South America. This geographic limitation has forced Asunción to resort to political pressure and regional foreign policy management to build global economic connections. The Bolivian border holds unexplored potential for Paraguayan exports and economic growth. La Paz could provide a pathway for Paraguay’s agricultural products to gain access to all of the markets in the Andean region, as well as the ten member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), where Paraguayan products are in high demand. Establishing closer ties with Bolivia would help Paraguay avoid its normally troubled trade routes through Argentina, which often have proved to be problematic and have caused a great deal of frustration of Paraguayan trade ambitions. Paraguayan export-import companies whose shipments pass through Argentinean territory are subject to extensive searches by border patrol and are often delayed by port authorities in Buenos Aires.  Despite the improvements in trade, poverty levels, and economic integration that a shift toward Bolivia would bring, some critics maintain that the Paraguayan Foreign Ministry has done little to increase trade relations with La Paz. 
The upcoming 7th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, to be held in Baku April 25-27, 2016, will bring together over 2,500 public policy leaders, diplomats, representatives of international governments and scholars from over 140 countries, Peter Tase, political analyst, told Trend via e-mail Apr. 21.
Tase, who is also an expert on international relations at the Marquette University, wrote that during the next week Azerbaijan will show once again to the world the growth and dynamic processes of democratic values in government and civil society.
“Azerbaijan will also show sustainable development accomplishments and its multifaceted cultural and centuries old traditions that are admired by many nations of the world,” Tase wrote.
Azerbaijan’s participation in the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit testifies that Azerbaijan is the US reliable ally in the field of security in the Caspian region, Peter Tase, the political analyst, the expert on international relations at the Marquette University (US), told Trend Jan. 8.
“This is also the testimony of many accomplishments that the Azerbaijani government has achieved in the fields of democracy building, institutional building and respect of human rights, reliable ally towards preserving peace and stability in the Caspian region and beyond,” he said.
“It is in the strategic interest of the US government to give priority to the peaceful solution of the protracted Nagorno-Karabakh armed conflict and emerge as the primary advocate of the territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan,” the expert said.
Azerbaijani president’s decree declaring 2016 the Year of Multiculturalism in Azerbaijan will contribute to strengthening of peace and stability not only in the Caucasus, but also in the whole world, said Peter Tase, political analyst and international relations expert at Marquette University.
President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree Jan. 11 declaring 2016 the Year of Multiculturalism in Azerbaijan to maintain, further develop and promote the traditions of multiculturalism.
“This decision makes Azerbaijan a socially progressive country, which protects human rights and contributes to the development of pluralism,” Tase told Trend Jan. 11.
Peter Tase, the political analyst, the expert on international relations at the Marquette University (US) for Eurasiareview
As we take a look back in history, one of the greatest tragedies in the latest century is the Khojaly Massacre orchestrated by the Armenian Army that killed at least 613 ethnic Azerbaijani civilians from the town of Khojaly on February 25-26, 1992, during the War of Nagorno-Karabakh: 63 of them were children, 106 of them were women and 70 were old people. Eight families were completely destroyed, 25 children lost both of their parents, 130 children lost only one of their parents, 657 men became disabled, and 1275 were captivated and the fate of 150 captivated men is still unknown.
Peter Tase, the political analyst, the expert on international relations at the Marquette University (US) for Foreignpolicynews.org
Numerous archeological monuments of the early Iron Age in Nakhchivan, a province of the Republic of Azerbaijan, have an indispensable contribution towards shedding more light on the cultural, archeological and agricultural developments that have taken place throughout various centuries before and after Christ, in the outskirts of Europe. Archeological assents and sites located within the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan, require a highly detailed attention by international scholars who dedicate much of their time to the study of archeological artifacts, trends of ancient architecture and analyze valuable objects throughout Europe and Asia. Archeological sites such as Ilikligaya, Ilikligaya Monument, Irinchoy Ancient Site and the Sanctuary of Iydali Piri in Kangarli region, are unique archeological sites that ought to receive a greater attention by international scholars who dedicate most of their research to the study of pre-historic archeology, ancient European history and conduct expanded global research focused on the discovery of new clues that pertain to European civilization as well as to one of the world’s ancient tribes that were indigenous to the territories of Azerbaijan and have been living for centuries in the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan.
Julfa region of the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan is home of the Alinjagala Castle atop of the mountain that carries the same name. The fortress is located on the right banks of Alinjachay. According to the ancient sources this historic landmark has been identified with the names of: “Erinjag”, “Erinjik”, “Alanjik”, “Alinja”, “Alanjug”. For Basrad Pashayev, a local scholar and journalist, the name of Alinjagala is related to the old Turkish word “alan” having in mind the meaning of “plain land” that is because of the location where the castle was built which happens to be flat. “Alinjak” means “taking off your hand”, it is also related with the invincibility of the fortress. There are various versions about the construction of Alinjagala.
Rui Gonzales Clavico, the ambassador of Henry III, king of Castilla, as a Spanish diplomat to the government of Teymurilar in 1403 – 06 describes Alinjagala with the following: “Alinjagala is situated on a high and precipitous mountain surrounded by walls and towers. Within the walls, towards the mountain slopes down there are vineyards, gardens, cornfields, springs and pools. Based to ancient historical sources the castle was built over two thousand years ago. Other historians explain that the castle was built on the period of Sasani Government during the III and VII centuries. According to middle age sources, Alinjagala was described as a strong fortification and Alinja was considered as a fortress, mountain and river. Various historians such as Asoghik (928-1019), Sharafaddin Ali Yazdi (XV Century), Evliya Chelebi (XVII Century) and others have widely written about Alinja. The extraordinary view of the Alinjagala (Alanjik) fortress attracts many foreign visitors. It is the symbol of strength, military strategy and for centuries has been a critical geostrategic castle. The walls of Alinjagala castle begin from the slopes of the Alinja Mountain and rise until fully embracing the top of the mount…………………………………..
The Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan is a region with tremendous significance in the historical heritage and archeological wealth in the Republic of Azerbaijan. The ancient history, scientific and cultural heritage of the people of Azerbaijan took shape in this land. Nakhchivan is one of the cradles of human civilization, for centuries it preserved the status of being a center of trade, craftsmanship, science and cultural center in the crossroads of east and west. Over the last decade, Nakhchivan has developed rapidly in the areas of infrastructure, socio-economic development, open government initiative and large scale public works.