War and Peace in the Caucasus

5.03.2015

A Warning for Moscow: The Armenian-Turkish Protocols

  • Maxim Suchkov
Russia should be watchful of future Armenian-Turkish relations. It should begin to formulate a long-term strategy that could marry its own interests toward the two important states of Turkey and Armenia.
27.02.2015

Economic Turmoil in the Caucasus

Devaluing its currency, Azerbaijan follows its neighbors into a time of economic struggle.
12.02.2015

The Karabakh Truce Under Threat

A worsening pattern of violence on the Karabakh ceasefire line increases the danger of a war by miscalculation in 2015.
5.02.2015

Sources of Israel’s Policy in the Caucasus

  • Maxim Suchkov
Israel’s interests in the Caucasus have three principal dimensions: strategically, as a means of encircling Iran; in the mid-term, as a zone of energy supplies; and in a short-term, as a market for selling high tech arms and ammunition.
29.01.2015

Prospects for Turkey’s New “Armenia Opening” and Russia’s Concerns

  • Pavel Shlykov
Recently the normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations has drawn the attention of both Turkish and world media. However, current activities around the “Armenian question” failed to create solid ground for real compromise between the two states.
28.01.2015

Armenia: Aftermath of a Massacre

The political fallout of the horrible murders in Gyumri will not result in a strategic re-orientation by Armenia away from Russia. However, it will undermine public support for Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and his government.
19.01.2015

Ramzan Kadyrov as a Federal-Level Politician

Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic in the North Caucasus, is now firmly entrenched in Russian politics at the federal-level, and it appears that he is there to stay, because Putin and Kadyrov really need each other.
14.01.2015

Swallowing South Ossetia

Russia and South Ossetia are about to sign a “Treaty of Alliance and Integration.” However, normalization of relations with Georgia is impossible as long as Moscow continues to strengthen its grip on South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
31.12.2014

Looking Back on 2014 (Part II)

2014 was a year of crisis. Ebola, ISIS, and Donbas are now part of the global lexicon. Eurasia Outlook experts weigh in on how crises on Russia’s periphery affected the country, and what these developments mean for Moscow in 2015.
17.12.2014

Regime Change Divides East and West

In the new ideological cleavage that has opened up between Vladimir Putin’s Russia and Western countries, one idea divides them like no other: the meaning of regime change.
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