Geopolitical self-interest has no place when it comes to true peace-making. Armenia and Azerbaijan are learning that the hard way.
Armenia’s dependence on Russia is growing, making it even more urgent for the West to support the country’s fragile institutions.
The election promises for Russia, at a minimum, a major boost to its influence in Armenia
In the south Caucasus, internal political uncertainty creates opportunities for external players.
Any strategy to counter Russia’s malign activities must start from the identification of simple truths
Armenia is in crisis. Again.
Playing the “peacekeeping card” could signal Moscow’s relative geopolitical decline in the region.
The EU should act to support Moldova, despite its impotence in the Caucasus
Azerbaijan’s military success upends the status quo around the conflict zone and limits Russia’s options for geopolitical balancing.
Turkey’s brinksmanship in the South Caucasus puts a spotlight on tensions within NATO.