The talks between Azerbaijani President Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan between Azerbaijan and Armenia this spring yielded no tangible results on the long-stalemated Nagorno-Karabakh issue. But the meeting itself was a positive development and serves a reminder that both sides see diplomacy as the right way to resolve this dispute. US interest in the Caucasus and Nagorno-Karabakh remains strong, as evidenced by the trip of National Security Adviser Bolton to the region last fall.

Mr. Hikmet Hajiyev, foreign policy advisor to the president of Azerbaijan, joins Ambassador Richard Morningstar in conversation about Azerbaijan’s current foreign policy initiatives and its plans for engagement with its neighbors in the Caucasus region and its Western strategic partners.

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Feb 29, 2020

The Greater Caspian region: A new Silk Road, with or without a new belt

By Matthew Bryza

With the signing of a US-Taliban peace agreement, now might be a good time to look ahead to how Afghanistan might strengthen its economic connectivity with both its neighbors and more distant markets.

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