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The Geopolitics of the Lapis Lazuli Corridor
December 22, 2017
The Geopolitics of the Lapis Lazuli Corridor
The Lapis Lazuli project will advance the geopolitical aspirations of the member countries -- and the US.
The Geopolitics of the Lapis Lazuli Corridor
A Steven Seagal Guide to Eurasia
September 19, 2017
A Steven Seagal Guide to Eurasia
The action star has a long history of involvement in Eurasian affairs.
A Steven Seagal Guide to Eurasia
Azerbaijan's Growing Military Cooperation With Pakistan
January 13, 2017
Azerbaijan's Growing Military Cooperation With Pakistan
Baku is seeking out increased defense imports from Pakistan, including JF-17 aircraft.
Azerbaijan's Growing Military Cooperation With Pakistan
External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
October 25, 2016
External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
The IMF forecasts the slowest economic recovery in almost two decades.
External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies
China’s Vice Premier Promotes Silk Road Economic Belt on 4-Country Tour
June 11, 2016
China’s Vice Premier Promotes Silk Road Economic Belt on 4-Country Tour
Zhang Gaoli sought to drum up interest in the ambitious trade and infrastructure network in the Caucasus.
China’s Vice Premier Promotes Silk Road Economic Belt on 4-Country Tour
Eurasian Economic Union Meeting Delayed and Moved to Moscow
April 08, 2016
Eurasian Economic Union Meeting Delayed and Moved to Moscow
For the second year running, the EEU’s spring meeting has been delayed because of Armenia.
Eurasian Economic Union Meeting Delayed and Moved to Moscow
The Eurasian Economic Union's Armenia Problem
April 06, 2016
The Eurasian Economic Union's Armenia Problem
An upcoming summit in Yerevan might be relocated because of the flaring conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Eurasian Economic Union's Armenia Problem
China in the Caucasus
February 06, 2016
China in the Caucasus
For Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, China is an important investor and possible regional stabilizer.
China in the Caucasus
Russia’s Missile Launches and Caspian Politics
October 14, 2015
Russia’s Missile Launches and Caspian Politics
Moscow’s cruise missile launches demonstrated strength--and weakness--in the Caspian corridor.
Russia’s Missile Launches and Caspian Politics
Coming to a TV Near You: International Turkic News
August 18, 2015
Coming to a TV Near You: International Turkic News
Tired of misrepresentation in global media, the Turkic speaking world wants to set up its own international news channel
Coming to a TV Near You: International Turkic News
What Azerbaijan and Central Asia Have in Common
July 10, 2015
What Azerbaijan and Central Asia Have in Common
Shared styles of government and pipeline interests bridge the Caspian, bringing Azerbaijan and Central Asia together.
What Azerbaijan and Central Asia Have in Common
Europe Could Be Getting Turkmen Gas By 2020
May 05, 2015
Europe Could Be Getting Turkmen Gas By 2020
Turkmenistan and Europe are keen to get the gas flowing, but it could just be a pipe dream.
Europe Could Be Getting Turkmen Gas By 2020
Russia and Iran Lock NATO Out of Caspian Sea
October 01, 2014
Russia and Iran Lock NATO Out of Caspian Sea
A summit earlier this week achieves consensus on the inadmissibility of a foreign military presence in the sea.
Russia and Iran Lock NATO Out of Caspian Sea
Kazakhstan Could Leave U.S. Shale in the Dust
February 02, 2014
Kazakhstan Could Leave U.S. Shale in the Dust
Despite delays, the country has the potential to be a major world player.
Kazakhstan Could Leave U.S. Shale in the Dust
New Rail Links to Boost China’s Western Access
December 27, 2013
New Rail Links to Boost China’s Western Access
This new Silk Road is to be made of steel, with overland connections energizing Central Asia.
New Rail Links to Boost China’s Western Access
Geopolitics Trump Religion in Iran-Azerbaijan Relations
August 07, 2013
Geopolitics Trump Religion in Iran-Azerbaijan Relations
Despite Iran’s sizeable Azeri population, and their shared Shi’a faith, bilateral relations remain fraught.
Geopolitics Trump Religion in Iran-Azerbaijan Relations
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