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Convention on the status of the Caspian sea: historical agreement with no final settlement


On August 12, the fifth summit of the five coastal states of the Caspian Sea was held in the Kazakh city of Aktau: Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan. The main objective of this meeting was to establish a legal status of the Caspian Sea, an issue that was the subject of negotiations and disagreements […]

Deciphering the Geopolitics of the South Caucasus: Georgia (III)


The following analysis is the third and last part of the trilogy focused on Armenia (available here), Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The aim of the analysis is to review the current situation regarding the different conflicts, the regional division and existing political disagreements, alliances, and balances with the external powers that take place in the South […]

Deciphering the Geopolitics of the South Caucasus: Armenia (I)


For centuries, the South Caucasus was a civilizational fault between the Russian, Ottoman and Persian empires. Located at one of the crossroads where the European continent meets Asia, with the new geopolitical reality that emerged at the beginning of the 90s as a result of the end of the USSR, and the emergence of three […]