US-Armenia strategic partnership: a misstep in South Caucasus politics

Politics 22:15 17.06.2024

On June 11, 2024, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan hosted Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia James O'Brien and an interagency government delegation for the US-Armenia Strategic Dialogue (USASD) Capstone meeting, which took place in Yerevan, Armenia.

 US-based political expert and partner of IEPF Peter Tase spoke to Caliber.Az news site regarding the topic.

Ednews reprints:

During the Capstone meeting, Armenia and the United States reviewed progress in strengthening bilateral relations and outlined a vision for deepening ties in the coming year, to be formalized in a Memorandum of Understanding, to enhance the status of their bilateral dialogue in a Commission of Strategic Partnership.

The Biden-Harris administration is making a huge mistake in implementing US foreign policy in the South Caucasus region. This strategic partnership with Yerevan will further encourage the Armenian government to become more aggressive with neighboring countries. Washington is completely out of touch with reality in this part of Europe and this bilateral strategic partnership will have negative geostrategic consequences that will further worsen Washington's position and its economic foothold in Europe.

 These actions are not good with America's geopolitical interests in the region and Eurasia. The United States of America must maintain an open and genuine dialogue, partnership and political coordination with the administration of President Ilham Aliyev, considered by many to be a highly respected statesman who keeps his word and promises.

Unfortunately, the State Department has decided to deepen its cooperation with Armenia, a government that is heavily arming itself with Serbia, Greece and France; Yerevan continues to expand its military technology by purchasing large ammunition depots from Belgrade and Paris.

This strategic cooperation with Washington will encourage Yerevan to delay fulfilling its commitments to reach a peace treaty with Baku and respect international laws when it comes to recognizing the full territorial sovereignty of the Republic of Azerbaijan. 

IMG_0030.png

Latvia starts installing anti-tank barriers on border with Russia - VIDEO

News line

New director of US Secret Service to be appointed soon, Biden says
21:57 23.07.2024
EU urges member states to restrict use of surveillance software
EU urges member states to restrict use of surveillance software
20:00 23.07.2024
Novak: Russia nears OPEC+ oil production target in July
Novak: Russia nears OPEC+ oil production target in July
19:00 23.07.2024
Health Ministry: Gaza death toll increases to 39,090
18:33 23.07.2024
Ilham Aliyev expresses condolences to President of Vietnam
Ilham Aliyev expresses condolences to President of Vietnam
18:05 23.07.2024
Ukraine's foreign minister embarks on visit to China
17:49 23.07.2024
Iraqi government tells institutions to use term ‘banned PKK’
17:29 23.07.2024
Northern Cyprus Considers Autonomous Republic Status Within Turkiye
17:00 23.07.2024
PACE left out as Azerbaijan gears up for snap parliamentary elections
16:45 23.07.2024
Latvia starts installing anti-tank barriers on border with Russia - VIDEO
16:30 23.07.2024
Over 220 congressmen and 23 governors back Harris for president
16:10 23.07.2024
France "Left-Wing" Leader Melenchon Calls for Withdrawal From NATO
15:47 23.07.2024
Harris campaign nets $100 million since Sunday
15:00 23.07.2024
Azerbaijan weather forecast for July 24
Azerbaijan weather forecast for July 24
14:01 23.07.2024
Baku hosts meeting between Azerbaijani and Chinese military education experts
13:43 23.07.2024
Tesla to use humanoid robots next year
Tesla to use humanoid robots next year
13:16 23.07.2024
President Ilham Aliyev: We attach great importance to our traditional ties of friendship and cooperation with Egypt
12:52 23.07.2024
Russia and Iran finish preparing comprehensive co-op agreement
12:02 23.07.2024
President Ilham Aliyev congratulates Egyptian counterpart
President Ilham Aliyev congratulates Egyptian counterpart
11:45 23.07.2024
Azerbaijan invites 20 international organizations to observe upcoming parliamentary elections
11:27 23.07.2024
Kazakhstan's President to attend COP29 Climate Conference in Baku
10:58 23.07.2024
Harris has support of enough Democratic delegates to become party’s presidential nominee - SURVEY
10:39 23.07.2024
RFK Jr. pitched job in White House as he considered endorsing Trump
10:25 23.07.2024
Iraqi Kurdistan officials receive COP29 invitation from Azerbaijan
10:09 23.07.2024
Israel's Knesset votes to designate UNRWA as terrorist organization
09:53 23.07.2024
Somali forces kill dozens of militants following attack
09:42 23.07.2024
State Department: US continues to work to try to reach an agreement between Baku and Yerevan
09:30 23.07.2024
MFA: Military aid to Armenia to serve destructive activities in region
09:00 23.07.2024
Candidacy of 16 persons for Azerbaijan parliamentary elections registered
21:00 22.07.2024
Palestinian death toll in Gaza Strip exceeds 39,000
19:30 22.07.2024
Robert Bauer of Bundesliga joins Azerbaijan's Neftchi FC
Robert Bauer of Bundesliga joins Azerbaijan's Neftchi FC
19:05 22.07.2024
NATO puts over 500,000 troops on high alert amid escalating tensions
18:46 22.07.2024
480 observers register at Azerbaijan’s CEC
18:19 22.07.2024
Global Media Forum ends in Shusha
18:00 22.07.2024
Biden's withdrawal from the election race: Can Harris give Democrats a second chance? - EXCLUSİVE
17:30 22.07.2024
"Al-Jazeera" Delegation Engages with Hikmet Hajiyev at Shusha Global Media Forum - PHOTOS
16:35 22.07.2024
The Third Plenary Session of the 20th CPC Central Committee: A Visionary Path to Sustainable Development
The Third Plenary Session of the 20th CPC Central Committee: A Visionary Path to Sustainable Development
15:28 22.07.2024
IEPF President Umud Mirzayev Highlights 2nd Shusha Global Media Forum on Social Media - PHOTOS
15:16 22.07.2024
UK ambassador congratulates Azerbaijani media representatives on National Press Day
UK ambassador congratulates Azerbaijani media representatives on National Press Day
14:40 22.07.2024
Shusha hosts final panel as part of Global Media Forum
14:15 22.07.2024
Hamısı