Topic: Caucasus

By Mark Galeotti Does the Russian-brokered ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan represent a victory for Moscow? The tragic coincidence with the shooting down of a Russian helicopter suggests that this is really about the Kremlin’s[...]

There are some countries in the world which are affected by their location in the thick of crosscurrents of international relations and the resulting instability. Armenia happens to be one of those countries, particularly now that it is on[...]

As US battleships are deployed closer to the Persian Gulf to escalate tensions with Iran, the Caucasus region has already become a powder keg because of regional rivalry as well as ancient scores yet unsettled. The Trump administration is[...]

By David Boyajian Astute observers know that Russia needs Armenia as much as Armenia needs Russia. Russia’s dependence on Armenia explains the Kremlin’s extra pressure on Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his reformist My Step[...]

YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan praised the current level of relations between Armenia and Georgia as he hosted his Georgian counterpart Mamuka Bakhtadze in Yerevan on Monday, September 10. Bakhtadze, who was[...]

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach While on tour in the South Caucasus last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was walking a tightrope, in an attempt to carefully balance geopolitical, economic and human rights concerns. Though some critical[...]