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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...

Armenia’s Grand Rebalance: EU and Russia

Armenia’s Grand Rebalance: EU and Russia

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: Apr 18, 2024

On March 14, the European Parliament voted to foster closer ties with Armenia ......

COP29: the Caspian Region takes the Stage at the World’s Climate Summit

COP29: the Caspian Region takes the Stage at the World’s Climate Summit

by: David Moran

Date: Apr 16, 2024

This November in Baku, the Azerbaijan COP29 Presidency and the rest of South Caucasus and ...

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 ...

Headlines from the Caspian: April 1, 2024

Headlines from the Caspian: April 1, 2024

by: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Apr 1, 2024

Your quick primer on the latest developments in the Caspian this week...

How Loss in the Karabakh Conflict has Affected, or Not Affected, Armenian Politics

How Loss in the Karabakh Conflict has Affected, or Not Affected, Armenian Politics

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: Mar 8, 2024

In September, after a short Azerbaijani military operation, the 30-year separatist project...

Georgia is Improving Relations with China. Can it Still Balance with Europe?

Georgia is Improving Relations with China. Can it Still Balance with Europe?

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: Mar 7, 2024

In recent years, Georgia has found itself increasingly at the crux of several different ge...

Kobakhidze Takes Over as Prime Minister in Georgia

Kobakhidze Takes Over as Prime Minister in Georgia

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: Feb 21, 2024

On February 8, the Parliament of Georgia confirmed the nomination of Irakli Kobakhidze, a ...

The European Union Enhances its Presence in The Caspian Region

The European Union Enhances its Presence in The Caspian Region

Foreign policy generally describes current realities and predicts what the academic expert...

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...

Azerbaijan’s 2024 Chairmanship of GUAM: Opportunity for Greater Regional Cohesion

Azerbaijan’s 2024 Chairmanship of GUAM: Opportunity for Greater Regional Cohesion

by: Josephine Freund

Date: Jan 18, 2024

As Ukraine passes the baton of chairmanship of GUAM to Azerbaijan for 2024, this begs the ...

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...

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: Georgian Perspective

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

by: Victor Kipiani

Date: Jan 8, 2024

These currents of polycrisis – the war in Ukraine, post-pandemic aftershocks, and the firs...

The Caspian Region Did Not Wait for Opportunity in 2023 What Lies Ahead for 2024?

The Caspian Region Did Not Wait for Opportunity in 2023 What Lies Ahead for 2024?

by: Dr. Eric Rudenshiold

Date: Dec 22, 2023

Perhaps the greatest indicator of change in 2023 was the accelerating speed of evolution i...

Reshaping Realities in the Caspian Region: 2023 in Review

Reshaping Realities in the Caspian Region: 2023 in Review

by: Nicholas Castillo, Meray Ozat

Date: Dec 22, 2023

In 2023, migration flows from Central Asia saw both continuity and the beginnings of a shi...

Profiles in Power: 2023 in Review

Profiles in Power: 2023 in Review

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: Dec 22, 2023

July of 2023 saw a snap election in Uzbekistan allowing for the re-election of President S...

The Western Pursuit: 2023 in Review

The Western Pursuit: 2023 in Review

by: Samantha Fanger

Date: Dec 22, 2023

On the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, the ...