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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 ...

The Russians Want to Build a Super-State. It May Now Include Parts of Georgia.

The Russians Want to Build a Super-State. It May Now Include Parts of Georgia.

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: Nov 16, 2023

Rhetoric around the formation of a Union State to include Georgia’s breakaway territories ...

Ambassador Richard Hoagland: US Should Cluster the Caucasus With Central Asia

Ambassador Richard Hoagland: US Should Cluster the Caucasus With Central Asia

by: Caspian Policy Center

Date: Nov 13, 2023

Ambassador Richard Hoagland is a retired career diplomat who has a bird’s-eye view of the ...

Take Aways from Tbilisi’s Silk Road Forum: Caucasus Lean into Regional Connectivity

Take Aways from Tbilisi’s Silk Road Forum: Caucasus Lean into Regional Connectivity

by: Nicholas Castillo

Date: Nov 7, 2023

Over 2,000 representatives from over 60 countries gathered in Tbilisi, Georgia, over Octob...

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, ...

Azerbaijan’s Changing Foreign Relations: The New View from Baku

Azerbaijan’s Changing Foreign Relations: The New View from Baku

by: Dr. Eric Rudenshiold

Date: Nov 1, 2023

A delegation from the Caspian Policy Center (CPC) visited Baku October 23-27 to learn abou...

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,...