Border Control

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 07:00
The arrival of Ebola on the Liberian side of the border, Nimba County, with more than 100 cases, turned this border-straddling community into a security risk
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 06:39
Nino Burjanadze, the leader of non-parliamentary opposition Democratic Movement-United Georgia party, said that Russia-proposed new treaty with breakaway Abkhazia was Moscow’s reaction to Tbilisi’s endless talk of NATO training center in Georgia and the country should now decide between “illusionary NATO membership” and restoration of territorial integrity.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 06:37
A senior European diplomat has visited the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh to try to reduce tensions after Azerbaijani armed forces shot down an Armenian helicopter there last week. Andrzej Kasprzyk, the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson in Office, visited the de facto Karabakh capital of Stepanakert on November 17. Kasprzyk seems not to have made any public comments, but Armenian officials used the occasion of his visit to complain about what they called a muted international reaction and perceived "impunity" for Azerbaijan.
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 06:28
"These events – this event is yet another reminder of the need to redouble efforts on peaceful resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, including reducing tension and respecting the ceasefire."
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 05:43
After Azerbaijani armed forces shot down an Armenian helicopter, probably the most significant military incident between the two sides in two decades, Armenian military and political figures have promised to retaliate.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 15:12
"The Minsk Group Co-Chairs (Ambassadors Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, James Warlick of the United States, and Pierre Andrieu of France) express our very serious concern about the downing of a helicopter near the Line of Contact and the recent violence. We regret the loss of life and express our condolences to the families."
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 07:04
The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Azerbaijan has made a statement on the Armenian armed force’s carrying out military exercises in Azerbaijan`s occupied lands.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 06:20
Washington has expressed concern about the downing by Azerbaijani forces of a military helicopter from the self-proclaimed "self-defense forces" of Nagorno-Karabakh -- a breakaway region of Azerbaijan that is controlled by ethnic Armenians.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 06:38
How many Central Asians are fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and do they want to return to wage jihad upon their return home? No one knows for sure, but in recent months Russian officials and pundits have sounded the alarm. Their comments – often adhering to a narrative about weak states needing Russian protection – fit neatly with the Kremlin’s efforts to maintain, or even expand, its military presence in the region.
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 06:49
President Obama’s second daylong summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping will be the best chance this year to clarify some fuzzy lines on Asia’s biggest potential flash point: the South China Sea. This is the time to further clarify U.S. interests, including whether the United States cares about possible outcomes to the region’s many territorial disputes.