Tension with Azerbaijan dies down but underlying differences are likely to widen
Geopolitical self-interest has no place when it comes to true peace-making. Armenia and Azerbaijan are learning that the hard way.
The election promises for Russia, at a minimum, a major boost to its influence in Armenia
Turkey is poking at Russia’s underbelly
In the south Caucasus, internal political uncertainty creates opportunities for external players.
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.
Armenia and Azerbaijan are fighting — for the Kremlin’s benefit.