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  • Armenia: disenchantment with the CSTO

    Manik TADEVOSIAN*
    03/07/2023Armenia: disenchantment with the CSTO
    Following Azerbaijan’s attack on Armenian settlements in uncontested territory on 12 September 2022, Yerevan requested the activation of Article 4 of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), to which Armenia belongs, on 13 September. Russian Colonel Anatoly Sidorov, Chief of Staff of the CSTO, immediately dismissed the idea of military intervention, preferring instead to call on “Armenia and Azerbaijan to resolve the situation by political and diplomatic means.” A landlocked state surrounded by powerful neighbors who make no secret of their ...
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