Moscow hosts international science conference on geopolitical realities of South Caucasus

Moscow hosts international science conference on geopolitical realities of South Caucasus

The History Faculty of the MSU of M.V. Lomonosov is hosting an international science conference called “South Caucasus: new geopolitical realities. Economy, security, humanitarian field” organized with assistance of the North South Center for Political Analysis and the Vestnik Kavkaza Agency for Information and Analysis.

Attendees of the conference will discuss modern tendencies and prospects in South Caucasus in the context of economic, political and social processes. Russian, Azerbaijani, Armenian and Georgian experts will attend the talks.

Azerbaijan and Georgia will have parliamentary polls in autumn 2013. Armenia had presidential polls in mid-February. The three states face regional and global challenges of security and socio-economic stability.

Azerbaijan has shown great achievements in economics, developments of infrastructure and increasing political influence in the region. Not a single post-Soviet state has tripled the GDP in the last 10 years. 75-80% of the South Caucasus economy belongs to Azerbaijan.

Alexey Vlasov, Executive Director of the North-South Center for Political Analysis and Editor-in-Chief of Vestnik Kavkaza, will  moderate the talks.

Alla Yazkova, a professor and Doctor of History, head of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Center will present a report entitled “States of South Caucasus and Russia”; Alexander Skakov, a coordinator of the working group for North Caucasus of the Center for Studies of Central Asia and the Caucasus Institute for Oriental Studies of the RAS, will present a report entitled “Prospects of Russian-Georgian relations”; Alexander Iskandaryan, a political analyst and director of the Kavkaz Institute, will present a report entitled “Problems of security in Armenia, challenges, expectations, realities”; Alan Kasayev, head of the Subdepartment for Higher Journalism Mastery of the Moscow State Linguistic University, will present a report entitled “Main tendencies for development of the information space in the region”; Orkhan Sattarov, head of the European Bureau of Vestnik Kavkaza, will present a report entitled “Policy of security of Armenia within the context of struggle of regional and world powers for influence in South Caucasus”; Vladimir Lepekhin, director of the EurAsEC Institute, will present a report entitled “Problems of interaction in the Eurasian integration project and South Caucasus states”; Alexander Karavayev, Deputy Director General of the MSU Center for Information and Analysis and a political analyst, will present a report entitled “Armenia and Azerbaijan: between the Eastern Partnership and the Eurasian Project”; Seymour Aliyev, an expert of the Trend International Agency, will present a report entitled “Comparative analsis of Azerbaijani economy and its role in regional economy”; Andrey Areshev, an expert and Deputy Director General of the Foundation for Strategic Culture, will present a report entitled “Soft power in South Caucasus. The factor of solving problems or their cause”.

The talks will be attended by Stanislav Chernyavsky, director of the Center for Post-Soviet Studies of the Moscow State Institute for International Research of the Russian Foreign Ministry; Vitaly Merkushev, director of the Eurasian Network of Socio-Political Research; Sergey Mikheyev, Director General of the Center for Political Conjuncture of Russia and director of the Institute for Caspian Cooperation; Andrey Medvedev, director of the Politkontakt Center for Political Technologies; Andranik Nikogosyan, head of the Eurasian Youth Parliament; Vladimir Khomeriki, President of the Foundation for Unity of Russian and Georgian People; Vladimir Yevseyev, director of the Center for Socio-Political Studies; Leonid Guseyev, a senior scientist of the Institute for International Research of MGIMO; officials of the MSU, mass media of Russia and South Caucasus states and students.

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