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|Eurasia Review: Russian Arms Sales To Armenia And Geopolitical Effects Analysis|
By Robert M Cutler*
The combined effects of Russias invasion of Georgia in August 2008, together with the disinterest in the South Caucasus by U.S. President Barack Obamas administration beginning with his inauguration in January 2009, has entailed a steady increase of Russian influence in the region over the last 12 years. The Trump Administration has sought to increase modestly the American profile in the South Caucasus, but it has not been able to remedy the damage is done under the two Obama administrations.
After the end of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1994, Russia began to supply weapons to both Armenia and Azerbaijan. It has, however, greatly favored Armenia in its attempt to maintain an equilibrium that it could manipulate to its own advantage. The Global Militarization Index of the Bonn International Center for Conversion ranked Armenia as the third most militarized country in the world in 2018.
Military relations between Russia and Armenia date from 1992, immediately after the Soviet Union disintegrated. An intergovernmental agreement from 1997 commits them to assist one another in case of military threat. Russia has greatly favored Armenia and has been its main supplier of weapons and weapons systems since that time.
Azerbaijan, on the other hand, is compelled to pay the significantly elevated normal international prices charged by Russian arms export bureaucracies. And Azerbaijan is compelled to pay in hard currency, whereas in reality Armenia pays for Russian arms with targeted loans from Russia itself in Russian currency.
Perhaps most significant, a Russian-Armenian agreement on military cooperation in 2013 provides for Armenia to buy Russian military equipment at Russian domestic prices. Hikmet Hajiyev, the head of the foreign policy affairs department within the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan, has accused the government of Armenia of illicit weapons trade and reselling to terrorist groups, weapons that it has purchased from Russia at artificially low prices.
Yerevan has shown unhappiness over Moscows arms sales to Baku but can do nothing about them. Russian officials have suggested that such sales are required in order to ensure the military balance in the region. Also, of course, such sales are a revenue generator for the Russian State budget. Russia supplied two-thirds of Azerbaijans weapons imports between 2013 and 2017.
Moscow supplies Yerevan with weapon systems, such as mobile missile systems, that it does not supply to Baku. As senior Russian lawmaker Leonid Kalashnikov, Chair of the State Dumas Committee for CIS, Eurasian Integration, and Compatriots Affairs, recently told reporters that Russia sells Armenia more weapons and especially more kinds of weapons than it sells to other countries.
An important factor in this is the embargo on arms sales to Azerbaijan implemented by the United States and Europe. There are different justifications for this, but they all reach back eventually to the request in the early 1990s by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) that all arms sales to all parties to the conflict should be halted. Yet Russia, a co-chair of the OSCEs Minsk Group charged with resolving the conflict, has failed to honor this request from the beginning.
As a consequence of all this, Azerbaijan has turned to other arms exporters for advanced military systems especially including multiple-launch rocket systems and other missile systems. Western countries only limit their own influence and enhance the power of Russias coercive diplomacy by refusing to consider arms sales to Azerbaijan.
The Armenian dependence on Russian arms has had very definite geopolitical results. Armenia began to negotiate an Association Agreement (AA) with the European Union in 2010. It was close to being finalized in autumn 2013, but Russia put an end to the process when Armenia announced its decision that year to join the Eurasian Economic Union. This made the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), which would have been part of the AA, impossible.
Armenias President Serzh Sargsyan announced his countrys readiness to proceed with the AA minus the DCFTA, but this never happened. In 2017 he signed instead a Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement having, despite its name, a much reduced scope. Armenias dependence on Russian arms sales was not a small influence that produced this geopolitical result.
Armenia is a member of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and hosts more than 3,000 Russian soldiers at a military base near Gyumri, as well as an air base near Yerevan. In addition, Russia is integrating Armenian armed forces into the structure of its Southern Military District, including the formation of joint Russian-Armenian ground forces.
Nor is this the only indicator of Russian influence in Armenia. The Armenian energy sector is heavily dominated by Russian companies (up to 80 percent according to some estimates), and Russian banks equally dominate the Armenian financial sector.
Russian deliveries of military equipment and ammunition to Armenia were enhanced just after the military clashes in 2016, and Russia has delivered new military equipment and ammunition to Azerbaijan, even during the tense period of the most recent hostilities. In the days surrounding the most recent clashes, from July 17 to August 4, there were no fewer than seven flights from Russia transporting arms to Armenia. As Georgia had refused permission for the overflight of its territory by Russian military transports, the planes took the roundabout path from Russia over Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, and finally into Armenian airspace.
It seems likely that Russia has underestimated the effect of its overt tilting toward Armenia in the recent hostilities, upon Azerbaijani political opinion. In practice, Moscow risks creating the impression in Baku that it can no longer count on Moscow and that Ankara is its only true regional friend in facing up to Yerevan.
Robert M. Cutler is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. This article was published by Geopolitical Monitor.com.
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The Trump administration confirmed in a statement Wednesday that it is "blocking" many students from China from obtaining visas to America, specifically graduate students focusing on research in scientific and medical fields over fears they could steal sensitive research.
Citing the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Chad Wolf, Reuters reports:
This comes after longtime allegations that Beijing is seeking to obtain sensitive coronavirus data and research from American pharmaceutical companies, labs and academic institutions amid the global race for a vaccine.
In the past few years Chinese students have made up the largest contingent of visas issued to foreign graduate students and researchers. For example, DHS lists that for the 2018-2019 academic year, American universities had a whopping 272,470 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled.
It's as yet unclear how many students are currently banned from travel to the US under this latest DHS policy. But already students who completed their undergraduate programs in China at schools linked to the PLA Army are seeing their visas canceled.
Apparently some are just now finding out, as Reuters details:
Wolf's Wednesday announcement also referenced the Chinese communist government's alleged mass prison camps to 'reeducate' Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang province.
He asserted the US was also preventing goods produced from slave labor from entering our markets, demanding that China respect the inherent dignity of each human being, however didn't give further details.
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|The National Interest: Looking Back at Shinzo Abes Mixed Legacy|
Abe was a unique, strong leader who lasted a long time and brought stability but controversy to Japan's politics.
It was probably not the way he imagined it would go down.
On August 28, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced he would step down due to health reasons. This came as a shock to many, considering it was just days after he broke the record for the longest uninterrupted tenure as the nations leader.
A Perplexing Legacy
Abe was destined for political stardom, coming from a political familyhis maternal grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, was prime minister in the 1950s and his father, Shintaro Abe, was foreign minister in the 1980s. The most recent and influential member of that dynasty leaves behind a heap of unfinished business and a mixed legacy.
Most recently, Abes government faced criticism for its delayed pandemic response, limited testing, and generally citizen-dependent approach. People took to social media to show their disapproval of Abes actions. They pointed to his tone-deaf Twitter video promoting social distancing, as it seemingly mocked those facing financial hardship.
His persistence with the giveaway of washable gauze Abenomasks fueled the fire, since people wanted non-woven surgical masks instead. At one point, Abe was lambasted for enacting a bill to raise the legal retirement age for Tokyos top prosecutor, all to promote the pro-government attorney general in office.
It wasnt the first time Abe or his cabinet faced allegations of misconduct. In 2017, opposition lawmakers and some media sources accused Abe and government officials of favoritism toward educational institutions linked to him and his wife. The heart of the matter remains unaddressed, since the government covered up and denied the accusations.
In 2019, Abes opposition accused him of violating election law at the annual cherry blossom viewing party by spending public funds to reward constituents who voted for him. The party itself came under scrutiny after further allegations that members of organized crime syndicates attended alongside the traditional distinguished guests. Government officials destroyed the guest list before opposition parties could request it for investigation.
Voters will also remember Abes reputation for weak oversight over party members. There were two ministerial scandals over violations of election law in 2019, along with the arrest of a fellow Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) politician for accepting bribes from a Chinese company.
Abes murky ethical record is not the only thing that deserves criticism. Abe failed to achieve his and his partys most significant policy goalrevising Article 9 of the Constitution, which bans the maintenance of military forces. He wanted the article to clarify the Self-Defense Forces as a legitimate militia, but could only reinterpret it to allow the SDF to aid allies under threat. Ultimately, low public approval, debate among political parties regarding the exact nature of the revision process, and the inability to reach a supermajority in both houses stymied the process.
The prime minister also failed to resolve territorial issues with China, Russia, and South Korea. Abe oversaw a period of improved relations with China, only to see the Senkaku Islands dispute exacerbated during the pandemic. Furthermore, he could not compel Russia (which recently banned territorial concessions under its revised constitution) to return the Northern Territories or South Korea to revoke its claim over the Dokdo Islands. Japan faces other outstanding disputes with South Korea from the wartime labor issue to the World Trade Organization dispute over Tokyos export restrictions.
Japan has faced increasing security threats during Abes tenure as well. In the 1970s and 1980s, Pyongyang kidnapped Japanese citizens; with at least seven still being held against their will, people have questioned Abes negotiation tactics. Furthermore, Japan faces missile threats from China and North Korea, despite Abes moves to improve diplomatic relations. While one can debate whether any other leader could have performed better, the lackluster progress in these areas will remain a key part of Abes legacy.
On the other hand, the Abe years saw a bolstering of security through increased defense spending and expanded regional cooperation to guarantee a liberal world order. His administration introduced The Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy in 2016, which advocates for a rule-based international order that promotes peace and stability, freedom of navigation, free trade, and economic prosperity. Under that strategy, Japan reached out to Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries, Australia, and India to reinforce regional cooperation. In particular, it pushed to include India in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership deal to reinforce cooperation among like-minded nations and subtly counter Chinas increasingly concerning military buildup in the region.
Economically, Abe revived a nation hit by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, keeping GDP growing since 2012. Abenomicsa comprehensive policy package to revive the Japanese economysurged corporate profits, improved the labor market, and led the Nikkei Stock Average to more than double in value. Since then, the economy has remained stable, yet remarkably stagnant.
Japan also led the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership that many thought would lose momentum after President Trump withdrew the United States from it. Abe signed the European Union-Japan trade deal, which covers 635 million people and nearly a third of world GDP. While Japans relationship with the United States remains complicatedespecially as Trump demands more cost-sharing for U.S. military supportthe two countries increased cooperation on defense and trade during Abes tenure, strengthening overall relations.
Domestically, Abe boasted a strong election record and masterfully organized in-party factions. Abe ran the party for nine years (2006-2007 and 2012-present) and won six consecutive national elections. He prevented dissent by allocating top cabinet positions to each faction, keeping many on board. This contributed greatly to Abe becoming the longest-serving prime minister and maintaining a consistent approval rating.
Conversely, one can argue that luck resulted in his success more than political skill. Abe returned to power in 2012 against the backdrop of a poor stint by the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), an old form of the current main opposition. Since then, polls have consistently shown that people prefer the LDP because they are haunted by the memory of the DPJs failure and believe there are no other viable options. Moreover, Abes campaigns benefited immensely from a strong base and opposition currently polling in single digits.
Abe will remain prime minister until a new leader is elected; hell also continue working as a member of the House of Representatives. He can work behind the scenes to advise future leaders on pursuing some of his goalsmost notably revising Article 9.
Abes resignation pushed up the battle to determine his successor by a year. This fight is bound to get heated quickly considering next months cabinet reshuffle and the emergency in-party election to determine the next leader. If Shigeru Ishiba, a critic of Abe, becomes the next leader, Abes influence and legacy will wane.
While the public will remember him for scandals and mishaps, we should give the man credit where its due. Too many people criticize him without examining his success. He may not have won over hearts with outstanding policy achievements, but he bolstered security and promoted Japanese leadership in the world.
One can only imagine how stressful it is to pragmatically balance ideological pressures from conservative factions for nearly eight years. Just ask Abe, who was recently heard mumbling, Im already tired. All things considered, he stabilized a country that faced many challenges at home and abroad. Hopefully, his resignation refreshes politics, something desperately needed for a party led by seasoned elders.
Prime Minister Abe, I thank you for your service, and hope you focus on nursing yourself back to health.
Rintaro Nishimura is a former Korean Studies Research Assistant at the Center for the National Interest. He has written pieces for The National Interest, The Diplomat, and The Japan Times. He is currently a 4th year undergraduate student at Northeastern University writing foreign policy pieces for the NU Political Review, an undergraduate student-run publication. This piece was originally published on the NU Political Review website.
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|Former DNI Dan Coats thinks Putin has Trump blackmail: Woodward book|
Dan Coats, the former top intelligence official under President Donald Trump, harbored a "secret belief" that Russian President Vladimir Putin had kompromat on Trump, the veteran journalist Bob Woodward wrote in his book "Rage."
The book is set to be released next Tuesday, but CNN obtained an early copy and published excerpts this week.
Coats was the director of national intelligence from January 2017 to July 2019. In his book, Woodward wrote that Coats "continued to harbor the secret belief, one that had grown rather than lessened, although unsupported by intelligence proof, that Putin had something on Trump."
"How else to explain the president's behavior?" Woodward wrote, according to CNN. "Coats could see no other explanation."
Coats and senior staffers in his office "examined the intelligence as carefully as possible," Woodward wrote. But Coats was still uneasy about Trump and Putin's relationship.
He "saw how extraordinary it was for the president's top intelligence official to harbor such deep suspicions about the president's relationship with Putin," Woodward wrote. "But he could not shake them."
"Rage" is Woodward's second book about the Trump administration; he also wrote the 2018 bestseller "Fear: Trump in the White House." The president has railed against "Rage," calling it fake news and saying Woodward didn't conduct any interviews with him ahead of the book's release.
For his second book about the administration, Woodward did 18 extensive interviews with the president from December 5 to July 21, according to CNN. Woodward recorded the interviews with Trump's permission, and CNN obtained copies of some of the tapes.
Still, Trump said in a tweet last month that the book was "a FAKE, as always, just as many of the others have been."
Coats — a former Republican senator from Indiana — and other senior national security officials, like former Defense Secretary James Mattis, discussed whether they needed to take "collective action" to speak out against Trump, Woodward wrote, according to CNN. Mattis resigned in late 2018 after Trump decided to pull US troops out of Syria, telling Woodward he decided to leave "when I was basically directed to do something that I thought went beyond stupid to felony stupid."
The US intelligence community determined in early 2017 that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election to propel Trump to the Oval Office. Coats and other intelligence officials testified to Congress last year that Russia was one of the biggest national security threats facing the US ahead of the 2020 election and that it would continue employing the tactics it used in 2016 and during the 2018 midterm elections.
The intelligence community also said last month that both Russia and China were attempting to interfere in this year's election and that Russia wanted Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, to lose, while China wanted him to win.
"We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia 'establishment,'" William Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said in a statement. "This is consistent with Moscow's public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration's policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia."
Trump, meanwhile, has consistently refused to explicitly condemn Russia for its actions. His 2016 campaign derided the CIA after it concluded that year that Russia meddled in the election to help Trump. He also repeatedly criticized and attempted to thwart the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference, describing it as a "hoax" designed to undermine his presidency, even as several high profile figures in his inner circle pleaded guilty to or were convicted of crimes stemming from the probe.
In 2018, during a joint press conference with Putin following a bilateral summit in Helsinki, Trump publicly sided with the Russian leader over the US intelligence community, saying, "I don't see any reason why it would be" Russia that meddled in the 2016 election.
The president later walked back his comments after facing swift public backlash. John Bolton, Trump's former national security adviser, told Insider in an interview last month that the president's comments during the Helsinki summit were the most shocking and disappointing he'd heard throughout his tenure.
"I was sitting in the audience with Chief of Staff John Kelly, and we were both frozen to our chairs," Bolton told Business Insider. "We couldn't believe what we had heard. And we spent a good part of the flight on Air Force One back to Washington trying to explain to the president why he was getting such a negative reaction from the press back in Washington. The president didn't seem to understand that people might be upset that he equated what Putin said with what our intelligence community said."
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|Former Spy Chief Believes Putin Had Something on Trump - 'He's Dangerous. He's Unfit'|
Former director of national intelligence Dan Coats could not shake his “deep suspicions” that Russian President Vladimir Putin “had something” on President Trump, seeing “no other explanation” for the president’s behavior, according to Bob Woodward’s new book “Rage.”
Coats was the president’s top intelligence official from March 2017 until August 2019.
Woodward reports that Coats and his staff examined the intelligence regarding Trump’s ties to Russia “as carefully as possible” and that he “still questions the relationship” between Trump and Putin despite the apparent absence of intelligence proof.
But Coats was still uneasy about the relationship between Trump and Putin.
He “saw how extraordinary it was for the president’s top intelligence official to harbor such deep suspicions about the president’s relationship with Putin. But he could not shake them.”
The New York Times’ Michael Schmidt reported in his new book that former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein secretly curtailed an FBI counterintelligence probe into Trump’s ties to Russia, meaning the full scope of decades of the president’s personal and financial dealings there has never been explored.
The explosive Woodward book, which is based in part on 18 interviews that Trump sat for with the veteran journalist, details the “tortured” tenure of Coats and other officials described by the Washington Post as “so-called adults of the Trump orbit” — including former Defense Secretary James Mattis and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
At one point, Mattis went to Washington National Cathedral to pray for the country’s fate under Trump’s leadership.
He reportedly told Coats, “There may come a time when we have to take collective action” to speak out against Trump because he is “dangerous. He’s unfit.”
In a later conversation reported by Woodward, Mattis told Coats, “The president has no moral compass.” Coats reportedly responded, “True. To him, a lie is not a lie. It’s just what he thinks. He doesn’t know the difference between the truth and a lie.”
The US intelligence community determined in early 2017 that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election to propel Trump to the Oval Office.
Coats and other intelligence officials testified to Congress last year that Russia was one of the biggest national security threats facing the US ahead of the 2020 election and that it would continue employing the tactics it used in 2016 and during the 2018 midterm elections.
Trump is angered by the release of the Woodward book.
“The Bob Woodward book will be a FAKE, as always, just as many of the others have been,” Trump tweeted on Aug. 14, before the book had come out.
This is despite the fact that the president sat for 18 interviews with Woodward.
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|The National Interest: Could Donald Trump Really Win a Nobel Peace Prize?|
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The nomination is certainly controversial, but it is also true that relations between Israel and UAE have improved.
A far-right member of the Norwegian Parliament said Wednesday that he nominated President Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, citing the presidents efforts in establishing a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a four-term member of the Parliament who also acts as chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, praised Trump for trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees, Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News.
In the nomination letter to the Nobel Committee, Tybring-Gjedde lauded the White Houses efforts in the Middle East and for resolving conflicts worldwide.
As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity, Tybring-Gjedde wrote.
He added that Trump has played a vital role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties and creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea, as well as dealing with the nuclear capabilities of North Korea.
Tybring-Gjedde also applauded the president for withdrawing troops from the Middle East, ending a 39-year-old streak of American Presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States into an international armed conflict.
In response to his nomination, Trump took to Twitter, retweeting a link to the Jerusalem Posts article that addressed his Nobel Peace Prize nomination, saying Thank you! The president then retweeted a swarm of news articles covering his nomination.
Tybring-Gjedde, member of the far-right Progress Party, didnt nominate Trump due to his rhetoric or to boost his 2020 presidential election bid.
Im not a big Trump supporter, he said. The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the factsnot on the way he behaves sometimes. The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.
This isnt Trumps first nomination, as Tybring-Gjedde, along with the help of another Norwegian official, submitted one in 2018 for his efforts to encourage reconciliation between North and South Korea.
Other presidents have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, including President Barack Obama in 2009, President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, President Woodrow Wilson in 1920 and President Jimmy Carter in 2002.
In 2009, Obama received the prize for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples, according to the Nobel Committee. The decision, however, received pushback from lawmakers and citizens across the country, including then-private citizen Donald Trump.
Obama even said he was surprised and humbled for the win, noting that he did not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who have been honored by this prize, men and women whove inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.
The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner will not be announced until October of next year.
Rachel Bucchino is a reporter at the National Interest. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report and The Hill.
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