U.N. Peacekeeping

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 08:31
As time is passing countries with small military contingents but with active involvement in international operations become more tempered and specialized in various fields, such as medical support, logistics, airlift, special units and so on.
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 11:43

Border violence continued to plague Central Eurasia this week, as tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan increased ahead of the foreign ministers’ meeting in Paris today, and Russia expanded its security zone into Georgian breakaway territory ahead of the Sochi Olympics. Below is a roundup of these stories and some of the other top articles and news highlights from around Central Eurasia over the last week:

Top Stories from Central Asia and the South Caucasus:

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 10:54
Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan said today that not only will Armenia continue peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan but negotiate on the number of Armenian peacekeepers due to be sent to Lebanon.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 14:53
“We are determined to reinvigorate our political dialogue including on strategic issues, such as energy security and counter terrorism,” the Secretary General said.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 08:16
President Ilham Aliyev said Azerbaijan cooperates with NATO on counter-terrorism, and the country is grateful to the organization for supporting the reforms of its armed forces, as they are being transformed to NATO standards.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 08:14
Secretary General said that continuing reform is also of importance to Azerbaijan, and NATO will continue to assist Azerbaijan: "I believe we can deepen our dialogue and cooperation, across the spectrum of our partnership".
Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 09:07
A group of 32 soldiers from the Azerbaijani armed forces, who were included in the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF), have returned to Azerbaijan in rotation, according to Azerbaijani Defense Ministry's message.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 08:21
The minister also said 156 servicemen of the 12th peacekeeping brigade of Armenia’s Armed Forces are currently involved in international operations, of them 121 in Afghanistan and 35 servicemen in Kosovo.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 06:11
United States Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki delivers the daily press briefing for December 11, 2013.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 09:06
Georgia is ready to send military instructors and doctors in Afghanistan as part of the NATO's new mission, which will start after 2014, Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze said on Dec. 4 in Brussels.