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Thu, Dec 31, 2020

Rapid response: The Southern Gas Corridor opens today

Today marks a historic milestone for energy diplomacy and international cooperation. The Southern Gas Corridor pipeline system opened today. This natural gas megaproject brings Caspian gas to Europe for the first time, linking seven countries, starting in Azerbaijan and ending in Italy.

EnergySource by Richard L. Morningstar, Matthew Bryza, Neil Robert Brown, Brenda Shaffer

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Bryza joins Al Jazeera’s ‘Inside Story’ to discuss peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

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Europe & Eurasia Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Azerbaijan-Armenia peace deal could be the diplomatic breakthrough the region needs

The agreement not only ends one of the world’s longest standing conflicts, but also could catalyze other diplomatic and economic agreements that can restore peace, prosperity, and stability throughout the region.

New Atlanticist by Matthew Bryza

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Matthew Bryza is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and Global Energy Center.

He is the director of the International Center for Defence studies in Tallinn, Estonia. He resides in Istanbul, where he also works as a business consultant and board member of several private companies.

Ambassador Bryza just completed a twenty-three-year career as a US diplomat. His most recent assignment was as US ambassador to Azerbaijan from February 2011 to January 2012. From 2005 to 2009, Ambassador Bryza served as deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia, with responsibility for the South Caucasus, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, and Eurasian energy. Ambassador Bryza simultaneously served as the US Co-Chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) Minsk Group, mediating the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and as US Mediator of the Cyprus, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia conflicts.

During 2001 to 2005, Ambassador Bryza served in the White House as director for European and European Affairs on the National Security Council staff. His responsibilities included the South Caucasus, Central Asia, Eurasian energy, and political Islam in Eurasia.

Previous assignments include deputy to the Special Adviser to the President and Secretary of State on Caspian Energy, and political officer at the US Missions to Russia (1995-97) and Poland (1989-91).

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