[12] Azeri-Russian Arms Trade $4 Billion Amid Tension With Armenia, Bloomberg, 13 August 2013; www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-13/azeri-russian-arms-trade-4-billion-amid-tension-with-armenia.html. See also Armenia rift over trade deal fuels EU-Russia tension, BBC, 5 September 2013; www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23975951

[13] Among others see Kevork Oskanian, Armenia: A Miracle of Empire? Sargsyan’s Pauline Conversion, EastBook.eu, 4 October 2013; eastbook.eu/en/2013/09/material-en/news-en/a-miracle-of-empire-sargsyans-pauline-conversion. Naftali Bendavid and Laurence Norman, EU Stunned by Armenia U-Turn, The Wall Street Journal, 4 September 2013; blogs.wsj.com/brussels/2013/09/04/eu-stunned-by-armenia-u-turn

[14] Lithuanian and Armenian Foreign Ministers discuss Armenia’s decision to seek Customs Union membership, Lithuanian MFA, 9 September 2013; www.eu2013.lt/en/news/pressreleases/lithuanian-and-armenian-foreign-ministers-discuss-armenias-decision-to-seek-customs-union-membership

[15] Statement on the pressure exercised by Russia on countries of the Eastern Partnership, European Commission, 11 September 2013, Strasbourg; europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-13-687_en.htm

[16] Russia, unhappy with Moldova’s EU drive, bans its wine and spirits, Reuters, 10 September 2013; www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/10/us-moldova-russia-wine-idUSBRE98916M20130910

[17] How Russia Bullies the EU’s Eastern Neighbors, Carnegie Europe, 9 September 2013; carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=52903

[18] E.g. see Iran’s nuclear progress prompts call for tighter sanctions from top Democrat, The Washington Times, 28 August 2013; www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/28/iran-nuclear-progress-prompts-tighter-sanction/?page=all

[19] See Armenia: Economy Hit by Georgian War, Institute for War & Peace Reporting, Report News: Caucasus, 14 October 2008; iwpr.net/report-news/armenia-economy-hit-georgian-war

[20] Galib Mammadov, Nagorno Karabakh Conflict: Armenia’s Victory or Nightmare?, in Foreign Policy Journal, 13 October 2011; www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2011/10/13/nagorno-karabakh-conflict-armenias-victory-or-nightmare-2

[21] Enes Ibrahim, Armenia’s aggressive policies main Obstacle for the country’s development, in News.az, 31 October 2011; news.az/articles/politics/47854. See also Ilham Aliyev, Karabakh’s independence will never be subject of Negotiations, Aliyev, in News.az, 13 July 2011; news.az/articles/politics/40321

[22] Azerbaijani President: “Even top-ranking Armenian officials admit that Armenia is not capable of ensuring its security itself.”, Apa.az, 7 October 2013; en.apa.az/xeber_azerbaijani_president_____even_top-ranking_200699.html

[23] See e.g. Vahagn Avedian, The Conflict of Nagorno Karabakh: The Sovietization of the Caucasus and Stalin’s Policy of Divide and Rule, Stockholm, 2012; www.mountainous-karabakh.org/book_08.html

[24] Statement by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries, OSCE, 26 June 2010; www.osce.org/mg/69515

[25] E.g. see Eight killed in Armenia protests, BBC, 2 March 2008; news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7273497.stm

[26] For the Safarov case see e.g. A Hero’s Welcome for a Convicted Killer Reignites Tensions, The New York Times, 4 September 2012; www.nytimes.com/2012/09/05/world/europe/pardon-reignites-azerbaijan-armenia-tensions.html?_r=0

[27] Aliyev Highlights Baku’s Boosted Military; Yerevan Concerned, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, 24 October 2013; www.rferl.org/content/azerbaijan-military-buildup-armenia-aliyev/25028461.html

[28] Azerbaijan ranks first in world in growth rate of arms – SIPRI, News.az, 18 April 2012; news.az/articles/politics/58455

[29] Azerbaijani Defense Ministry: “We won’t withdraw snipers from the front line, unless war ends”, APA.az, 17 September 2013; en.apa.az/news/199602

[30] Azerbaijan Fired At Cars In Tavush, Armenia. One Conscript Killed, Three Wounded, Lragir.am, 22 October 2013; www.lragir.am/index/eng/0/country/view/31158