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Can the South Caucasus Conflicts Escalate into a Regional War?

... is the situation in the region, and how to mitigate the risks of the conflicts? The South Caucasus and Southeast Ukraine are the two significant hotspots in Europe. There are still some tensions in the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict while the Georgian-Abkhaz and the Georgian-Ossetian ones are quite stable. Changes in the South Caucasus military balance have greatly affected the future of these confrontations. For Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, it is difficult to find stability ...


Meeting with Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus Rudolf Michalka

... Michalka, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus, and his advisor Pietro Guastamacchia visited Russian International Affairs Council. The following issues were discussed during the meeting: current state of Russia-Georgia relations, the possibility for achieving progress on the Abkhaz and South Ossetian issues, as well as the role of international organizations and multilateral formats in stabilizing the situation in the South Caucasus region.


On the Road to “Strategic Depth” in the Black Sea Region

... instance, in September 2018, the strategic command staff exercise Cossack Freedom — 2018 was held and involved Ukrainian troops. A few months prior, in July 2018, the joint Ukraine–US Navy exercise Sea Breeze 2018 was held in the Black Sea. In 2018, Georgia, Ukraine, France, and the US held joint exercises controlled by Romania’s Navy. The press service of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet also reports about regular exercises: on January 29, 2019, a planned drill involved the ASW corvette Kasimov entering ...


Opportunities for Europe, Syria and Russia with New Approaches

... and Russia. Corruption is a big issue to deal with in Ukraine, but also in Russia. However, corruption on (somehow) comparative levels, has not prevented enormous economic development in other countries like China and India, or even Brazil and Mexico. Georgia The situation in Georgia cannot be solved by force. Years ago, the US engineered the downfall of Shevardnadze’s Russia-friendly Georgia. The next Georgian leader (who now has an international arrest order from Georgia for corruption) tried ...


RIAC Partners Discuss Energy Sector of Georgia and Abkhazia

... Government 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 .


NATO Is Too Strong to Be Destabilized by One Particular U.S. President

... to join. This is not NATO reaching out to nations, invading them, inveigling them to join the Alliance. This is democratic nations of their own free will wishing to contribute to and receive the benefit of collective defense and security. Should the Georgia – process be finalized soon, how do you see Russia – NATO dialogue moving forward from this point? This very aspect of our relations seems to be most sensitive militarily. Dmitry Danilov: NATO–Russia Council: What Are the Outcomes? I accept ...


Evolution of Post-Soviet Space: Past, Present and Future: An Anthology

This publication includes 53 articles analysing the main development trends in the post-Soviet space – both the geopolitical region as a whole and the individual countries that make it up. The anthology consists of three sections: the first section is retrospective in nature and looks at the post-Soviet space 20 years after the collapse of the USSR; the second section analyses the current state of the former Soviet nations; and the third section provides a number of forecasts for the development...


Conflict Management in Georgia: Georgian vs. Russian Narratives

... Radio, dealing with the August 2008 War. During the broadcast both, Shatrov and Markedonov raised some very interesting and significant issues that were presented in scopes of Russian political agenda. We will try to balance the analysis and offer a Georgian narrative. Three topics can be identified: a) a debate on the possible transformation of Georgia’s political system into a federal or confederal model; b) allegations of treaty violations; and c) assumptions of unchanged Georgian society and ...


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