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Strategic Minerals Explained:  Ukraine, the South Caucasus, and Central Asia

Strategic Minerals Explained: Ukraine, the South Caucasus, and Central Asia

This is the first in a series of articles planned to provide a comprehensive ove...

Nine Hard Truths Along The Caspian Middle Corridor: Critical Factors Facing The Caucasus and Central Asia

Nine Hard Truths Along The Caspian Middle Corridor: Critical Factors Facing The Caucasus and Central Asia

The word is out. The eight, energy-rich Caucasus and Central Asian countries are...

South Caucasus: Disruption and Divergence

South Caucasus: Disruption and Divergence

James Sharp

05/31/2024

The South Caucasus has long been a complex, changeable region. But recent trends...

Azerbaijan’s Great Return Begins

Azerbaijan’s Great Return Begins

James Sharp

05/10/2024

Lachin is a pretty town spilling down the side of a mountain, reminiscent of Alp...

Russia’s Premature Withdrawal, Withered Force

Russia’s Premature Withdrawal, Withered Force

On April 16, footage showing the alleged withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from...

Türkiye's Return to Center Stage: Successful Counterbalancing

Türkiye's Return to Center Stage: Successful Counterbalancing

Türkiye’s more aggressive and independent foreign policy has spurred both praise...

Armenia’s Grand Rebalance: EU and Russia

Armenia’s Grand Rebalance: EU and Russia

On March 14, the European Parliament voted to foster closer ties with Armenia .....

COP29: the Caspian Region takes the Stage at the World’s Climate Summit

COP29: the Caspian Region takes the Stage at the World’s Climate Summit

David Moran

04/16/2024

This November in Baku, the Azerbaijan COP29 Presidency and the rest of South Cau...

Caspian States to Hold Military Drills for the First Time Without Russia’s Participation

Caspian States to Hold Military Drills for the First Time Without Russia’s Participation

Toghrul Ali

04/16/2024

The repercussions of Russia's conflict with Ukraine are bleeding across Russia’s...

Headlines from the Caspian: April 1, 2024

Headlines from the Caspian: April 1, 2024

Your quick primer on the latest developments in the Caspian this week...

How Loss in the Karabakh Conflict has Affected, or Not Affected, Armenian Politics

How Loss in the Karabakh Conflict has Affected, or Not Affected, Armenian Politics

In September, after a short Azerbaijani military operation, the 30-year separati...

Georgia is Improving Relations with China. Can it Still Balance with Europe?

Georgia is Improving Relations with China. Can it Still Balance with Europe?

In recent years, Georgia has found itself increasingly at the crux of several di...

Kobakhidze Takes Over as Prime Minister in Georgia

Kobakhidze Takes Over as Prime Minister in Georgia

On February 8, the Parliament of Georgia confirmed the nomination of Irakli Koba...

The European Union Enhances its Presence in The Caspian Region

The European Union Enhances its Presence in The Caspian Region

Foreign policy generally describes current realities and predicts what the acade...

Russia On the Back Foot in the Black Sea: Implications for Georgia and the Caspian Region

Russia On the Back Foot in the Black Sea: Implications for Georgia and the Caspian Region

Russia has been forced to shift tactics in the Black Sea. Since the beginning of...

Azerbaijan’s 2024 Chairmanship of GUAM: Opportunity for Greater Regional Cohesion

Azerbaijan’s 2024 Chairmanship of GUAM: Opportunity for Greater Regional Cohesion

As Ukraine passes the baton of chairmanship of GUAM to Azerbaijan for 2024, this...

Armenia and Azerbaijan are Committed to Peace, Yes, But…

Armenia and Azerbaijan are Committed to Peace, Yes, But…

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev h...

Signs Point to an Azerbaijan-Armenia Normalization Deal

Signs Point to an Azerbaijan-Armenia Normalization Deal

The new year appears to be bringing in a new peace deal for Azerbaijan and Armen...