Armenia and Azerbaijan have been rivals since long before the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and conflict between the two has become a norm. Barış Atakan Kafadar examines how peace and cooperation in the region is possible and sustainable.
Trouble in the Caucasus – The Roots of Iran’s Tensions with Azerbaijan
One year after the Nagorno-Karabakh war, regional security in the South Caucasus is once again at risk. This time, Iran and Azerbaijan are at odds as the countries exchange words and flex their military might in drills across their shared border. In this article, Arash Toupchinejad highlights the root causes of the increasingly sociopolitical dispute and how it could have significant implications for NATO.
Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan Eye Gas Exports to Europe
In this Article Dr. Robert M Cutler, examines the implications for Europe’s energy security of the recently agreement between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan to co-develop the Dostluk hydrocarbon field in the Caspian Sea.
Le Gazoduc Transcaspien Pour la Consolidation de la Paix Dans le Caucase du Sud
Le Directeur du Programme de Sécurité énergétique Dr. Robert M. Cutler a participé le 2 février à la Conférence annuelle « Voisinages » organisée par l’Institut d’études européennes de l’Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles, qui porte cette année le titre : Quid de l’après Covid 19 pour la relation entre l’UE et ses voisinages : compagnonnage renouvelé ou proximité Read More…
The Opening of the Southern Gas Corridor
Download: Energy Security Research Brief No. 2 January 2021 (11 pages, 315KB) Title: The Opening of the Southern Gas CorridorAuthor: Mariana LiakopoulouSeries: Energy Security Program Research Brief No. 2Date: January 2021 The Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) is a 3,500-kilometre network of three pipelines: the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP), Trans- Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) and Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Read More…
Euro-Caspian Energy Security and Geoeconomics
This edited transcript of a 40-minute podcast interview (1 November 2020) covers the Caspian Sea’s legal regime, national interests of its littoral states, Turkey’s role in Euro-Caspian energy security, American and Chinese interests in the region, and why the Caspian Sea’s significance will increase still more in future.
Uncertain Alliance: Turkey’s goals in the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the implications for Canada-Turkey relations
Griffin Cornwall examines the role played by Turkey in supporting Azerbaijan in the ongoing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh and how this impacts the defence relationship between Turkey and Canada.
Conflict in the Caucasus, Part 2: What can the Euro-Atlantic do?
This article is part two of a two-part series on the tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Aidan Simardone examines how the Euro-Atlantic can help to reduce hostilities between the countries.
Conflict in the Caucasus, Part 1: Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Regional Security
This article is part one of a two-part series on the tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Aidan Simardone examines regional actors involved in the conflict and the potential effects a war would have for the security of the region.
Is More at Stake for Russia’s Involvement in Syria than the West’s?
Are Russia’s aggressive actions in Syria making the Northern Caucasus safer or will there be a backlash of violence?