Thématiques (Page 1 of 12)

South Caucasus’ Role will be overshadowed by the US-Russia Competition Elsewhere in Eurasia

by Emil Avdaliani – Tbilisi

Recent geopolitical developments in Eurasia indicate that the South Caucasus’ relative importance could be overshadowed by West-Russia competition over Belarus, Ukraine and Central Asia. This trend was quite visible during Mike Pompeo’s visit to Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan which laid out the US administration’s Lire la suite

The valence of the Russian Drills during the turmoil in Middle East

The valence of the Russian Drills during the turmoil in Middle East

By Luca Mazzacane

The Russian Ministry of Defense began 2020 proactively, inaugurating the new year with a naval military exercise in the Black Sea. This activity is part of a bigger plan of drills involving other countries, but … Lire la suite

Political and Economic interests of Japan in South Caucasus: Perspectives of Cooperation

By Emil Avdaliani – Tbilisi

Though Japan was among the first to recognize the independence of three South Caucasus states, relations with Tbilisi, Yerevan and Baku remained limited in the 1990s. It is only in the 2010s that we saw an increased effort from Tokyo to build deeper economic cooperation. Lire la suite

Russia’s Changing Economic Attitude towards Abkhazia & Tskhinvali Regions

By Emil Avdaliani – Tbilisi 

Looking at the arc of separatist states on the Russian borders, there have recently been interesting developments which might signal a new approach in Moscow’s policies.

Ukraine’s Lugansk and Donetsk, Georgia’s Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions, Moldova’s Transdnistria region – all these territories were helped and Lire la suite

Azerbaïdjan • L’enjeu des hydrocarbures dans la stratégie de développement de 2010 à 2020.

By Edouard Pontoizeau – Montreal

Nous sommes au crépuscule de la décennie 2010, et ce fut une décennie ô combien décisive pour la République d’Azerbaïdjan. Les années 2000 furent celles d’une croissance effrénée des prix du baril du pétrole et du mètre cube du gaz [1]. En somme, il s’agit Lire la suite

The effects of the Iranian crisis on Albania and the Balkans

By Luca Mazzacane

During the press conference on the 8th of January, that followed the assassination of Soleimani, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei labelled Albania as a western-backed antagonist country that seeks to interfere with the Islamic Republic and foments the conflict in Iran1. In his speech, Khamenei addressed to Lire la suite

Iran’s Middle East Strategy

By Emil Avdaliani – Tbilisi


A look at the map of the Middle East reveals three major geographic regions: the Anatolian Peninsula (Turkey), the Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia) and the Iranian Plateau (Iran).

All three regions are partially protected by seas, deserts and mountain ranges. All three represent major Lire la suite

Le SOCAR, ou la légitimité de l’action publique étatique sur les ressources stratégiques.

By Edouard Pontoizeau – Montreal

              Il n’est pas inutile de lier les relations internationales à l’étude des administrations publiques. En l’occurrence, il serait erroné de penser que certains choix stratégiques de la part des États ne concernent pas à la fois une connaissance intérieure et extérieure de leurs faiblesses et … Lire la suite

Eurasian Economic Union Might Expand

By Emil Avdaliani

As the strained Russia-EU relations somewhat softened recently, and a rising cooperation is being seen over questions such as Ukraine and Moldova, Russia is on the economic offensive throughout the former Soviet space.

Valentina Matviyenko, a high ranking Russian official, announced recently that Uzbekistan had already decided Lire la suite

The Union State of Belarus and Russia and the Eurasian Econonomic Union

by Nikita Taranko Acosta – Geneva


Almost immediately after the collapse of the USSR, first integration projects in the post-Soviet space were envisioned and began to emerge during the second half of the 1990s when Russian foreign policy started to shift towards the traditional focus of its sphere of Lire la suite

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