South Caucasus

Does the Armenian society need a new reality?

Does the Armenian society need a new reality?

There is a growing awareness of the need to bring the country out of years of isolation in the Armenian society. But the question is whether the Armenian political elite is ready to let its citizens out of the grip of nationalism and …

Integration of the South Caucasus: a view from Turkey

Integration of the South Caucasus: a view from Turkey

Turkey's policy in the South Caucasus is based on the principle of good-neighborly relations, but Ankara does not hide its regional interests, which include building up its regional influence. Turkey is closely following all …

China's growing influence in the South Caucasus

China's growing influence in the South Caucasus

While the United States is adapting to the challenges of a multipolar world and a global geopolitical recalibration, the People’s Republic of China is employing its geo-economic tools to identify power vacuums in …

Charles Michel heralds more EU involvement in the South Caucasus

Charles Michel heralds more EU involvement in the South Caucasus

European Council President Charles Michel will attend a regional summit in the Georgian Black Sea city of Batumi on Monday (19 July), after a weekend visit of Armenia and Azerbaijan, in what appears as an attempt to keep the region closer to …

Pat Walsh: Armenia’s Bitter Harvest in Karabakh

Pat Walsh: Armenia’s Bitter Harvest in Karabakh

Armenia sowed the seeds of destruction during its 3 decades long occupation of Karabakh. In every respect Armenia’s presence on this land proved poisonous, Patrick Walsh reports for …

Black Sea connectivity and the South Caucasus

Black Sea connectivity and the South Caucasus

Regional actors need to work together to make the most of the potential for greater trade connectivity between Europe and wider Central Asia via the Black Sea and the South Caucasus. The United States and European Union must support them. As …

What to expect from Zarif's visit to Russia and the South Caucasus

What to expect from Zarif's visit to Russia and the South Caucasus

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has announced a large-scale tour of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Russia and the South Caucasus. On January 24-25 he will hold negotiations with the leadership of Azerbaijan, on January 26 he will visit …