Caucasus

Azerbaijan’s Pathway To A Sustainable Energy Future

Shahmar Hajiyev Energy Security, South Caucasus Azerbaijan aims to transform itself into an “energy hub” exporting not only crude oil and natural gas but also electricity. Today, energy resources are necessary for economic development and...
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Armenia Could Loosen Russia’s Grip On The South Caucasus

Wes Martin Azerbaijan-Armenia, South Caucasus Only through breaking Armenia’s dependency on Russia—through renormalization with Azerbaijan and Turkey—will the region’s true economic potential be unleashed. On January 14, 2022, Turkey and...
Related topics: Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkey

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How Biden Can Foster Real Peace In The South Caucasus

David L. Phillips Nagorno-Karabakh, South Caucasus A multilateral approach to the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict presents an opportunity for the United States and Russia to work together on a regional challenge where their interests overlap. Nagorno...
Related topics: Joe Biden, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia

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E-waste In Eastern Europe/caucasus/central Asia Jumps ~50% In A Decade. Just 3.2% Collected, Treated

Electronic waste generated in the Commonwealth of Independent States + Georgia rose by 50% between 2010 and 2019, roughly the world average, but overall just 3.2% was collected and safely managed, well below the 17.4% average worldwide, according to...

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America Can’t Afford To Be Awol In The Caucasus

Stephen Blank South Caucasus, Eurasia Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s trip to Georgia begs the question: if “America is back,” as President Joe Biden says, why isn’t it back in the Caucasus as well? As part of his trip to Georgia,...
Related topics: Joe Biden, Ukraine, Romania

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Is Iran Ready For Great Power Competition In The South Caucasus?

Emil Avdaliani Iran, South Caucasus Tensions are likely to rise as Turkey seeks to gain more influence, and Iran balances Ankara by working with Russia to help Armenia stabilize its weakening position. For the second year in a row, the South...
Related topics: Iran, Turkey, Ankara, Russia, Armenia

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Armenia And Azerbaijan’s Court Battle Could Damage Hopes For Peace

Ben Keith Nagorno-Karabakh, The Caucasus With the bar for success high, proceedings will likely turn into a forum to air grievances, throw mud at one another, and ultimately reinforce division between Armenians and Azerbaijanis. It is the exact...
Related topics: Armenia, Azerbaijan

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An Azerbaijani-iranian War Will Lead To A Regional Conflagration

Taras Kuzio Azerbaijan, Eurasia The United States should join Israel and support the Turkish-Azerbaijani-Pakistani axis as a counterweight to Iran and Russia in the South Caucasus and greater Middle East. Iran is escalating its military rhetoric...
Related topics: Azerbaijan, Israel, Iran, Russia, Military

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Georgia Holds Local Election, With Ruling Georgia Dream Party Securing The Majority Of Votes

The ruling Georgian Dream party secured 47.6 percent of the votesOriginally published on Global VoicesA screenshot from AlJazeera's video report from Georgia Amid political tensions and polarization, the South Caucasus country of Georgia held a...
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Russian Security Service Foils Daesh Terror Attack On Law Enforcement Officers In N. Caucasus

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A terror attack was prevented in Russia's Karachay-Cherkess Republic, where a local supporter of Daesh* planned to blow up law enforcement officers, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on 1 October.
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Nagorno-karabakh: A Year Of U.s. Failure In The South Caucasus

Michael Rubin Nagorno-Karabakh, South Caucasus Azerbaijan and Turkey launched their assault on Nagorno-Karabakh to continue the Ottoman project of more than a century ago. Silence encourages them and others. One year ago today, the Azerbaijani...
Related topics: Azerbaijan, Turkey

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America Can Still Broker An Elusive Armenian-azerbaijani Peace

Robert F. Cekuta Nagorno-Karabakh, South Caucasus One year after the war between Armenian and Azerbaijan, there is no peace and the potential for renewed conflict remains. The ceasefire Russian president Vladimir Putin brokered between the...
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Cooperation In The Caucasus: How Four Countries Could Reshape European Security

Rusif Huseynov, Taras Kuzio Caucasus, Europe NATO and the European Union need to think outside the box with respect to how GUAM’s four members can be anchored within the Euro-Atlantic community of states. Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and...
Related topics: Nato, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova

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Border Escalation Is A Risky Strategy For Armenia

Ivan Sascha Sheehan Armenia, Azerbaijan, South Caucasus Pashinyan’s request for more Russian boots along its national border, rather than just in Karabakh, is a recipe for an increasingly militarized border—only this time with third-party...
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Nord Stream 2 Is Part Of Russia's Energy Warfare Strategy

Marco Marsili Nord Stream 2, The Baltic countries and South Caucasus are the battlefields of Moscow's ‘energy warfare’ strategy aimed at re-establishing a sphere of influence in the area previously controlled by the USSR. What’s...
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Armenia Can Stop Iran’s New South Caucasus Foothold

Wes Martin Armenia, Iran, South Caucasus Were the Nakhchivan corridor to run through Iran, it hands Tehran still yet more leverage and integration into the global economy. With the exception of tragedy, trains rarely stir the international media....
Related topics: Armenia, Iran, Tehran

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The Caucasus Region Must Choose Between Conflict Or Connectivity

Eugene Chausovsky Caucasus, Central Asia The Caucasus is entering into a more dynamic phase, one which presents both opportunities and complex challenges for expanding connectivity projects in the region and well beyond. The Caucasus region of...
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Georgia Opposition Ends Parliamentary Boycott

Georgia's main opposition party on Sunday announced the end of a months-long parliamentary boycott that has plunged the Caucasus nation into a spiraling political crisis, following disputed elections last year.Georgia's opposition parties have...

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Escobar: The Disintegrated States Of America

Escobar: The Disintegrated States Of America Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Andrei Martyanov is in a class by himself. A third wave baby boomer, born in the early 1960s in Baku, in the Caucasus, then part of the former...
Related topics: Azerbaijan, Baku

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Nato's Southeastern Spearhead: Turkey's Military Aggression In Iraq, Syria, Yemen, & Caucasus...

NATO's Southeastern Spearhead: Turkey's Military Aggression In Iraq, Syria, Yemen, & Caucasus Signals Proxy Conflict With Iran Authored by Rick Rozoff via Anti-Bellum, The past week has witnessed reports of increased Turkish military...
Related topics: Nato, Turkey, Military, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Iran

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