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Meeting the Challenge: Foreign Assistance Remedies for Problematic PRC Activity  in Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia

Meeting the Challenge: Foreign Assistance Remedies for Problematic PRC Activity in Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia

by: U.S. Department of State

Date: May 20, 2024

On April 22, the State Department Office of the Coordinator of Assistance to Europe and Eu...

Azerbaijan’s Great Return Begins

Azerbaijan’s Great Return Begins

by: James Sharp

Date: May 10, 2024

Lachin is a pretty town spilling down the side of a mountain, reminiscent of Alpine villag...

Deepening Security Cooperation: Unpacking Russia and Iran’s Partnership

Deepening Security Cooperation: Unpacking Russia and Iran’s Partnership

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: May 2, 2024

The pattern of the strike package Iran deployed against Israel on April 13 appears to be d...

Russia’s Premature Withdrawal, Withered Force

Russia’s Premature Withdrawal, Withered Force

by: Nicholas Castillo, Toghrul Ali

Date: Apr 25, 2024

On April 16, footage showing the alleged withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from Azerbaija...

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...