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ISKP’s Resurgence: The Growing Threat to Central Asia and Global Security

ISKP’s Resurgence: The Growing Threat to Central Asia and Global Security

The Islamic State in the Khorasan Province (ISKP) has intensified its recruitmen...

The United States Needs a New Strategy in Central Asia

The United States Needs a New Strategy in Central Asia

Why is the United States in the wings instead of at the center of Middle Corrido...

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...

Deepening Security Cooperation: Unpacking Russia and Iran’s Partnership

Deepening Security Cooperation: Unpacking Russia and Iran’s Partnership

The pattern of the strike package Iran deployed against Israel on April 13 appea...

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...

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...

Central Asia's Gateway of Dual-Use Technology and Materials to Russia

Central Asia's Gateway of Dual-Use Technology and Materials to Russia

Trade statistics indicate that there has been a significant uptick in China’s sh...

Russia’s Weapons Transport Via the Caspian Sea

Russia’s Weapons Transport Via the Caspian Sea

The Caspian Sea has played an instrumental role in keeping Russia’s arsenal from...

Türkiye’s Role in Black Sea Security Post-Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Türkiye’s Role in Black Sea Security Post-Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

About a week after Russia made its initial offensive attacks against Ukraine in ...

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...

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...

India and The Greater Caspian Region

India and The Greater Caspian Region

Vinay Kaura

01/11/2024

The Caspian region, Central Asia and the Caucasus, is a geopolitically interdepe...

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...

Most Significant Security Challenges and Opportunities for the Caspian Region: Turkish Perspective

Most Significant Security Challenges and Opportunities for the Caspian Region: Turkish Perspective

This article is a guest contribution from a conference in July 2023, that the CP...