In this article, Maya Gandhi traces the history of International Women’s Day, from its roots in the Women’s Suffrage movement to the nature of the activism it inspires today.
Earthquake Diplomacy Between Two NATO Allies
Is a natural disaster enough to defuse tensions between two critical NATO allies? Barış Atakan Kafadar explores how earthquake diplomacy has been successful in the past, and why it has the potential to become the catalyst for long-lasting cooperation today.
NATO’s Role in the Grain Gain from Ukraine
Why is it important that NATO supports the export of grain from Ukraine? Barış Atakan Kafadar explores NATO’s role and why the organization’s involvement is crucial to ensuring the security of the global food supply.
Azerbaijan on Course to Increase Gas Exports to Europe
As the EU seeks to diversify its sources for energy imports, Azerbaijan will likely reap important benefits. The significant question is how rapidly it can ramp up its exports via the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC). Exports by way of the SGC go through Georgia (via the South Caucasus Pipeline, SCP), then across Turkey from east Read More…
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.
South Caucasus Gas Transport and European Energy Security
Last summer, before the Second Karabakh War broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan in autumn, the Turkish company BOTAS opened a tender to construct a gas pipeline from Igdir into the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan, which is surrounded by Armenia and Iran but has a short border with Turkey. Nakhchivan has relied principally on gas Read More…
NATO as Turkey’s Channel for Rapprochement with the West
Despite Turkey’s fractured ties to NATO, which has increasingly alienated its people from the alliance over the past year, there seems to be a paradigm shift in Ankara’s foreign policy towards its allies. Arash Toupchinejad analyzes how NATO can capitalize on this shift in attitude to motivate Turkey’s rapprochement with the West under the auspices of the Framework Nations Concept.
NATO’s Unsteady Southern Flank
Talks between two of NATO’s southernmost members don’t seem to be making progress, as Turkey and Greece seem as far apart as ever. Elliott Simpson examines the latest flare up between these unlikely allies, and its effect on the strength of NATO’s southern flank.
Prepping for 2030: The Young Leaders’ Perspective on NATO’s Future
Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is set to outline the NATO 2030 initiative to the 30 NATO member countries next week. In prep, Eric Jackson highlights the NATO 2030 Young Leaders’ recommendations on how to strengthen the Alliance.
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…