Caucasus - Central Asia

Could the South Caucasus join the EU?

 Could the South Caucasus join the EU?
 
Amanda Paul
28 August, 2013
 
Today, all three South Caucasus countries, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, aspire to have closer ties with the West through deepening cooperation with Euro-Atlantic institutions.

Putin's Baku visit: background and consequences

 Putin's Baku visit: background and consequences
 
Zaur Shiriyev
 
18 August, 2013
 
Russian President Vladimir Putin's one-day visit to Azerbaijan last week passed without any of his characteristically enigmatic promises or apparent changes to bilateral relations, as some experts had predicted. Nonetheless, Putin's visit (his first since 2006; former President Dmitry Medvedev came in 2010) has sent ripples across the region.

Yes, NATO Should Let Georgia In

 Yes, NATO Should Let Georgia In

Michael Cecire

August 19, 2013

*Michael Cecire is an independent Caucasus analyst and an associate scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia.

Of all the arguments on the question of NATO expansion, it is particularly interesting to see anti-NATO campaigners attempts to articulate why growing the Atlantic Alliance is at odds with the purpose of an organization whose utility they are apparently unable to fathom.

Turkish president: Joint projects will transform Turkic region into world economy centre

Turkish president: Joint projects will transform Turkic region into world economy centre

16 August 2013, 
Turkish president: Joint projects will transform Turkic region into world economy centre

Azerbaijan, Gabala, Aug. 16 / Trend A.Badalova /

Joint transport and energy projects will transform the region of the Turkic countries into the centre of the world's economy, the President of Turkey Abdullah Gul said on Friday, speaking at the third Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States in Gabala (Azerbaijan).

Will spring arrive in Armenia before winter?

 Will spring arrive in Armenia before winter?

Mehmet Fatih Oztarsu

7 August 2013

Will spring arrive in Armenia before winter? <br><i>by</i> <b><br />
Mehmet Fatih Öztarsu*</b>

The economic woes plaguing Armenia have contributed greatly to the development of the Armenian culture of protest. With every passing day, Armenians have begun to become more informed and to see in themselves the real ability to run and direct their own country.

5 years after Georgian- Russian war over South Ossetia

 5 years after Georgian- Russian war over South Ossetia

Sabine Freizer

6 August, 2013

Five years ago this week Georgia and Russia went to war over the tiny territory of South Ossetia and suddenly all eyes were on the South Caucasus.

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