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RIAC Partners Discuss Energy Sector of Georgia and Abkhazia

... of the Russian Federation, HSE, International Center on Conflict and Negotiation (ICCN), and National Energy Security Fund. The following issues were considered during the expert meeting: the development of the electric power industry in Georgia and Abkhazia, the prospects for oil and gas projects in the Greater Caucasus and in the Caspian Sea area. The conference also touched upon some issues that had been earlier discussed the joint RIAC and ICCN conference .

16.10.2018

CIS in 2017: Achievements, Challenges, Prospects

... Space: Azerbaijan between Russia and the West Initially, the CIS not only participated in economic activities, but also was actively involved in peacekeeping efforts such as putting an end to the civil war in Tajikistan or preventing another war in Abkhazia. While certain functions of the CIS in the military-political sphere have lost their topicality over time, the CIS will continue to function in both the short and medium timeframes. However, most of this activity will take place in the economic ...

25.04.2017

Republic of Georgia Shows Trump & His Fans Depressingly Normal

... and in what comprises the internationally recognized borders of Georgia today. Since 1800, Russia dominated the country and has been nearly the sole major outside actor involved in these ethnic conflicts, and in recent years has acted to allow both Abkhazia and South Ossetia to become de facto independent from Georgia and to become de facto parts of the Russian Federation. After the period of the rule of the Czars over the Russian Empire ended, the ethnic minorities in Georgia competed for favor ...

12.10.2016

The Caucasus: Out of Tune

... are faced with the constant threat of revenge on the part of the “mother country,” involving international interference (or at least the tacit support of powerful external forces) [6] . The conflict has its roots in this distrust of the Abkhazians and South Ossetians of the West, of international institutions and of security guarantees from them. This explains the geopolitical choice of these de facto entities in favor of Russia. Accordingly, the understanding of the “Caucasus ...

17.11.2015

Zurab Abashidze: Improving Relations is a Two-Way Street

... provocation could have dire consequences for the region as a whole. In such a region as the South Caucasus you should be extremely careful to avoid provoking uncontrollable processes, a thought that I expressed at the last meeting in Prague. The issue of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali Region (South Ossetia) is a topic that should be discussed at international consultations in Geneva. However, I could not ignore the matter, and it was the most hotly discussed issue at the July 15 meeting. The situation provided ...

07.08.2015

What should we expect from the new Russia-South Ossetia Agreement?

According to recent media reports, South Ossetia seems to be following Abkhazia's example and is now preparing a new agreement on closer cooperation with Russia. Will this document become a breakthrough in bilateral relations or will it merely record achievements to date? Sergey Markedonov , PhD in History, Associate Professor ...

20.01.2015

South Caucasus: History cannot be played backwards

In this exclusive interview with Russia Direct, Grigory Karasin, Russian State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister, discusses Abkhazia, South Ossetia and relations with Georgia. On August 26, 2013, the Republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia celebrated the fifth anniversaries of their independence and the establishment of diplomatic relations with Russia. The day before this,...

11.09.2013

5 Years After the 5-Day War, Everyone’s Learned Their Lessons

... improvement on all previous plans. It is focused on economic expediency and the logic of mutually beneficial integration rather than reunion for the sake of reunion. Russia’s most controversial postwar move was the recognition of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. In the five years since, Russia has not convinced any major country to do the same and is unlikely to succeed any time soon. Moscow had to make the decision because the situation was rocky and needed to be stabilized. But it ...

08.08.2013

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