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    Political, security and economic developments in Central Asia

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    Post  GarryB Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:17 am

    My understanding was that Russia has the ties with Armenia and that Azerbaijan is the rebel... the problem child... the other Georgia in the region.

    But while they appear to be more aggressive and wanting to fight the Azeris also seem to be more respectful of Russia, while Armenia seems to have Finland syndrome... ie I am a small country and my best play is to play my big neighbour off from its enemies to get good will and presents from both sides...

    A sort of treat them mean and keep them keen... but they ignored the fact that Russian enemies are the US and the EU and they hate fence sitters... you are either our bitch or you are with the enemy... what we have seen with Finland and also Sweden who was not really even that much of a fence sitter... more someone who didn't really want to get involved and get their hands dirty.

    The Issue for Armenia is that their government thinks it can play games, but why does it think it is so critical to Russia that they would do anything to defend them... especially when they are asking America for the help and seem to be pushing Russia away.

    OK... a Hokey source, but western news footage of people in Armenia seems to show them wanting to join Europe... I understand western news footage is BS and it was probably filmed in some Ukrainian backwater with people pretending to be Armenian, but I would like to hear from someone who lives there.

    Missing TheArmenian...

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    Post  flamming_python Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:04 am

    GarryB wrote:My understanding was that Russia has the ties with Armenia and that Azerbaijan is the rebel... the problem child... the other Georgia in the region.

    But while they appear to be more aggressive and wanting to fight the Azeris also seem to be more respectful of Russia, while Armenia seems to have Finland syndrome... ie I am a small country and my best play is to play my big neighbour off from its enemies to get good will and presents from both sides...

    A sort of treat them mean and keep them keen...  but they ignored the fact that Russian enemies are the US and the EU and they hate fence sitters... you are either our bitch or you are with the enemy... what we have seen with Finland and also Sweden who was not really even that much of a fence sitter... more someone who didn't really want to get involved and get their hands dirty.

    The Issue for Armenia is that their government thinks it can play games, but why does it think it is so critical to Russia that they would do anything to defend them... especially when they are asking America for the help and seem to be pushing Russia away.

    OK... a Hokey source, but western news footage of people in Armenia seems to show them wanting to join Europe... I understand western news footage is BS and it was probably filmed in some Ukrainian backwater with people pretending to be Armenian, but I would like to hear from someone who lives there.

    Missing TheArmenian...

    TheArmenian has been AWOL from here since the war back in 2020

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