On September 14, the Atlantic Council held an off-the-record strategy session for Eric Rubin, the new US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs responsible for American relations with Turkey, Greece, Cyprus and the three Caucasus countries.

A group of high-level senior experts participated in the session that focused in particular on Georgia, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Cyprus and Turkey. This was an opportunity to review key issues and identify possible strategies and options for the United States to consider on issues pertaining to these matters in the context of overall US policy toward Europe and Eurasia.