Second Karabakh-War Reshapes Transport Corridors In South Caucasus
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Second Karabakh-War Reshapes Transport Corridors In South Caucasus

The Second Nagorno-Karabakh War not only led to a shift of the military political balance of power in the South Caucasus, but the agreements reached to put an end to it would potentially greatly reshape transport links, and thus freight and passenger flows in the region. The deployment of Russian peacekeepers to Azerbaijan, the growth…

Russian Diplomacy Pulls Caucasus From Brink of Disaster
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Russian Diplomacy Pulls Caucasus From Brink of Disaster

During six weeks of intense fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces which erupted on September 27 over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory, it is estimated that up to 5,000 lives were lost. As many as 100,000 civilians were displaced. The ceasefire brokered this week by Russia has to be welcomed as preventing further escalation and suffering…

Ceasefire in the Caucasus Opens Door to Rebalancing of Regional Power
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Ceasefire in the Caucasus Opens Door to Rebalancing of Regional Power

A Russian mediated-ceasefire in the Caucasus cements a Turkish-backed Azerbaijani military defeat of Armenia but raises tantalizing questions. Spontaneous mass protests against the terms of the ceasefire and the government’s conduct of the war potentially throw into doubt the future of Armenian President Nikol Pashinyan and Armenia’s ability to implement the ceasefire. The protests also…

Color Revolution in the Caucasus Rattles Russian Leaders
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Color Revolution in the Caucasus Rattles Russian Leaders

No two “color revolutions” have been the same, although the anatomy may bear similarity. This explains why Russia continues to face a problem in calibrating its response to emerging revolutionary tides in its backyard. Russia fumbled in Georgia (2003) and Ukraine (2004 and 2014), but digested the ‘color revolutions’ in Kyrgyzstan in 2005 and 2010….