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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 and criti...

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

by: Toghrul Ali

Date: Apr 16, 2024

The repercussions of Russia's conflict with Ukraine are bleeding across Russia’s southern ...

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

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

by: Samantha Fanger

Date: Mar 28, 2024

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

Russia’s Weapons Transport Via the Caspian Sea

Russia’s Weapons Transport Via the Caspian Sea

by: Samantha Fanger

Date: Mar 11, 2024

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

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

by: Samantha Fanger

Date: Feb 26, 2024

About a week after Russia made its initial offensive attacks against Ukraine in February 2...

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

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: Jan 31, 2024

Russia has been forced to shift tactics in the Black Sea. Since the beginning of the war...

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 have stated...

India and The Greater Caspian Region

India and The Greater Caspian Region

by: Vinay Kaura

Date: Jan 11, 2024

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

Signs Point to an Azerbaijan-Armenia Normalization Deal

Signs Point to an Azerbaijan-Armenia Normalization Deal

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: Jan 11, 2024

The new year appears to be bringing in a new peace deal for Azerbaijan and Armenia, as bot...

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

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

by: Dr. Bülent Aras

Date: Jan 10, 2024

This article is a guest contribution from a conference in July 2023, that the CPC hosted t...

Iranian Defense Minister Visits Tajikistan

Iranian Defense Minister Visits Tajikistan

by: Samantha Fanger

Date: Nov 2, 2023

While Iran embarks on a security offensive to the West, it is looking to enlarge its influ...

With Different Mediation Preferences, Armenia-Azerbaijan Talks Hit Impediments

With Different Mediation Preferences, Armenia-Azerbaijan Talks Hit Impediments

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: Nov 2, 2023

With the reincorporation of Karabakh underway and hostilities in the region largely over, ...

The Beginning of An End to the CIS?

The Beginning of An End to the CIS?

by: Meray Ozat

Date: Oct 30, 2023

On October 13, in Russian President Putin’s first foreign trip since the International Cri...

Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan Near a Border Agreement

Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan Near a Border Agreement

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: Oct 18, 2023

In 2022, fighting over the Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan border killed roughly 100 people, reignit...

Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan Hold Military Drills without Russia: Khazri-2023

Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan Hold Military Drills without Russia: Khazri-2023

by: Meray Ozat

Date: Oct 17, 2023

Despite Russia’s recent efforts to retain its influence in the Eurasian heartland, some Ca...

Georgia’s Potential Role in South Caucasus Peacemaking

Georgia’s Potential Role in South Caucasus Peacemaking

by: Samantha Fanger, Haley Nelson

Date: Oct 17, 2023

After a years-long security breakdown of Armenian Karabakhi forces, Azerbaijan reclaimed t...

Baku Launches Next Step Talks with Karabakhi Armenians

Baku Launches Next Step Talks with Karabakhi Armenians

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: Oct 13, 2023

Since Azerbaijan retook territory lost during the first Nagorno-Karabakh war in September,...

Russia to Build a Naval Base in Abkhazia: A Security Threat to the Caucasus

Russia to Build a Naval Base in Abkhazia: A Security Threat to the Caucasus

by: Haley Nelson

Date: Oct 6, 2023

Russia has reportedly signed an agreement with the so-called Republic of Abkhazia to build...

Developments in Nagorno-Karabakh and the Road to Stability

Developments in Nagorno-Karabakh and the Road to Stability

by: Samantha Fanger

Date: Sep 29, 2023

While tensions in the Nagorno-Karabakh region remain high, this past week, Azerbaijan and ...