Black Sea-Caspian Sea Connectivity is the Future of Eurasian Integration
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Black Sea-Caspian Sea Connectivity is the Future of Eurasian Integration

Most of the international media didn’t report on this week’s first-ever Caspian Economic Forum in Turkmenistan, and the most important one that did — CNN — used the event as a pretext for propagating the fearmongering infowar narrative about the host state’s supposedly imminent collapse. Had the world been paying more attention, however, then it…

How the New Silk Roads Are Merging Into Greater Eurasia
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How the New Silk Roads Are Merging Into Greater Eurasia

The concept of Greater Eurasia has been discussed at the highest levels of Russian academia and policy-making for some time. This week the policy was presented at the Council of Ministers and looks set to be enshrined, without fanfare, as the main guideline of Russian foreign policy for the foreseeable future. President Putin is unconditionally…

Iran’s Responsible for the Caspian Summit’s Success
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Iran’s Responsible for the Caspian Summit’s Success

The five countries of the Caspian Sea region signed an agreement on the body of water’s official status and agreed to work together with one another to prevent conflicts. President Putin hailed the Convention on the Caspian Sea’s Legal Status for its “landmark significance” because it’s the first time that all the relevant states agreed…

Caspian Deal Highlights Shift in Azerbaijan
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Caspian Deal Highlights Shift in Azerbaijan

As the US/Turkish relationship deteriorates it is having spillover effects around the region. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s continued defiance of US’s demands have placed Turkey in the cross-hairs of a vicious hybrid-war attack on the country’s fragile economic foundation. So, I find it very interesting that during the week of the greatest turmoil in…

All Hands on Deck: The Caspian Sails Towards Eurasia Integration
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All Hands on Deck: The Caspian Sails Towards Eurasia Integration

The long-awaited deal on the legal status of the Caspian Sea signed on Sunday in the Kazakh port of Aktau is a defining moment in the ongoing, massive drive towards Eurasia integration. Up to the early 19th century, the quintessentially Eurasian body of water – a connectivity corridor between Asia and Europe over a wealth…