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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...

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...

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 ...

Blinken, Aliyev Discuss Observer Mission to Karabakh as U.S. Steps up Engagement

Blinken, Aliyev Discuss Observer Mission to Karabakh as U.S. Steps up Engagement

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: Sep 28, 2023

On September 26, United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken spoke over the phone wit...

Renewed Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan Tension Pressures the CSTO

Renewed Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan Tension Pressures the CSTO

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: Sep 27, 2023

Despite escalating tensions between their countries, the Presidents of Tajikistan and Kyrg...

United States-Türkiye Rapprochement: NATO Allies Hold Largest Military Drills in 7 Years

United States-Türkiye Rapprochement: NATO Allies Hold Largest Military Drills in 7 Years

by: Toghrul Ali

Date: Sep 6, 2023

In August, Türkiye and the United States held their largest joint military exercises in se...

Elevating Azerbaijan-Ukraine Strategic Partnership: Mine Clearing Unveils New Dimensions

Elevating Azerbaijan-Ukraine Strategic Partnership: Mine Clearing Unveils New Dimensions

by: Toghrul Ali

Date: Aug 24, 2023

The consequences of the Russian war against Ukraine have had varying effects on the Caspia...

Dark Deals on the Caspian: How Iran Ships Drones to Russia

Dark Deals on the Caspian: How Iran Ships Drones to Russia

by: Haley Nelson

Date: Aug 21, 2023

With the Russian economy struggling to uphold Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine, the Caspian S...

Mounting Tensions Between Armenia and Azerbaijan: Threats to the Fragile Peace Negotiations

Mounting Tensions Between Armenia and Azerbaijan: Threats to the Fragile Peace Negotiations

by: Toghrul Ali

Date: Aug 17, 2023

Despite several high-level meetings between Azerbaijani and Armenian officials in the last...