The 44-Day War between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh from September to November 2020, which concluded with a decisive victory for Azerbaijan, aroused substantial international interest not least because of the critical role played by unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV), loitering munitions, and long-range precision-guided munitions. The conflict proved that countries still use superior military force to seize terrain from other countries in the 21st Century, and it has received attention for the possible lessons it offers for future warfare.
It was also the most recent conflict to be covered extensively on social media, which provided a tremendous amount of information for open-source researchers, and both Baku and Yerevan made information operations a key component of their strategies. Despite the large number of videos and information spread across social media, both sides deliberately tried to hide their mistakes and failures and provided false information about the war. Only now, more than a year since the war ended, are many of the secrets and details being released, which provides a fuller understanding of the war and its lessons.
The Russian defense-focused think tank the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) has published Storm in the Caucasus, a collection of essays from Russian, Armenian, Turkish, and British authors examining the Second Karabakh War. The book delves into a variety of topics but most chapters either attempt to explain how Azerbaijan won the war, including details of the weapons employed and lessons for modern warfare, or the geopolitical ramifications of the conflict, particularly for Russia and Turkey. The foreword was written by former Chief of the General Staff Yuri Baluyevsky – now an advisor to the leadership of the Russian national guard – and the epilogue by the director of the Carnegie Moscow Center Dmitri Trenin.
CAST has previously published accounts of the 2008 Russo-Georgian War and the Russian annexation of Crimea. CAST also published book assessing the four-day war between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh in 2016, Waiting for the Storm: South Caucasus (also reviewed in this series),2 which analyzed that conflict looking in depth at both countries’ military reforms and procurement decisions... keep reading on reddit ➡
Can you give me list of all subreddits related to Georgia and Caucasus so I can join?
For example a famous dish like Khinkali, music instruments like the Phondar/Panduri, clothing like Chokha or Papakha?
In 2018, I set off alone into Russia's North Caucasus Mountains from the UK. My plan was to follow a 1200km backpacking route, that I'd pieced together on my phone. It led through tightly-controlled border areas in Russia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. But my solo hiking adventure soon evolved into something else: A celebration of human kindness, set within regions more often perceived as divided and volatile. I found Russia to be an absolutely fascinating place to travel through. There are so many different cultures in The North Caucasus, and so many welcoming people. I hope people here can enjoy this, and don't see it as spam. All the best, Richard.
From my understanding, co-op campaigns are impossible due to file protection as well as some triggers not working in MP. If these issues where fixed, and someone made a campaign with the above description, would you consider buying and trying it out?
By milsim I mean as close to real life I could reasonably hope to accomplish, moreso than any campaign I know of. Briefing presentations, comms, procedures, kneeboards, ROE, and at least 2-3 possible scripted variations per mission.
By co-op I mean two F-16s flying together every mission. It would not be doable solo, and a solo player would not survive very often.
The campaign would take place in 2020, +- a year or two. It would be based on a conflict in the region, not using the area as a proxy for somewhere else. The conflict would be fictional but plausible taking into account the geopolitical history of the region.
Just on the basis of physical appearance alone can you distinguish an average ethnic Russian from and average ossetian or an average tatar .
I’ve been trying a lot of international candies and my next stop is my ancestor’s land. anyone got suggestions?
I'm a huge mma fan and avid practitioner. I'm a huge fan of khabib nurmagomedov and just dagestanis and chechens in general. They pretty much dominate mma and they're religious Muslims and just they seem so cool. I'm still Muslim but I used to be pretty religious and very hard-core about my training. In that respect I felt like I could relate to them.That being said, clearly I'm here because I consider myself a progressive Muslim and I do not like salafism or wahhabism at all. Like at all. At all. At. All.
My impression of the caucasus Muslims is they are religious but they know how to leave other people alone and coexist. But I also saw a video of khabibs wedding and his wife was completely covered including the face.Now I can understand and respect that in certain cultures they hold women to a high level of respect and do not want others ogling their wives or something along those lines, but my point is that I don't know what they're like or how religious they actually are. I also see khabib frequenting the Arab gulf and Saudi, basically the hotbed of wahhabism. It would really suck for me to be on the bad side of people who I respect so much because of our beliefs. But if that's what it is, then so be it. We'll just have to respectfully go our separate ways.
Is anyone here from that region or acquainted with people who are? How do they emulate Islam? How do they exercise religion? And are they fans of salafism/wahhabism? Do they have a live and let live attitude? I don't hear about honor killings or anything like that from that region.