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Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Eurasia

Easy answers to the Eurasia region have long eluded both a Trump administration and Vice President Biden when he served in the Obama administration—will an electoral victory now give the next US president the momentum needed to manage these foreign policy challenges?

Elections 2020 by Eurasia Center

Belarus Conflict

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

End the Russian veto on Georgian accession

Admitting Georgia to NATO without extending an Article 5 guarantee to Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali Region can fulfil the promise of the Bucharest Summit.

NATO 20/2020 by Luke Coffey and Alexis Mrachek

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Sat, Oct 10, 2020

Armenia-Azerbaijan ceasefire revives “Basic Principles” and demonstrates Putin’s continued sway

Russian President Vladimir Putin filled a diplomatic vacuum in the South Caucasus on October 9 by cajoling the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to agree to a ceasefire in their long-time war over Nagorno Karabakh, which resumed on September 27.

New Atlanticist by Matthew Bryza

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Bryza joins CNN International to discuss the Nagorno- Karabakh dispute

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Europe & Eurasia The Caucasus

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Explainer: What’s behind the fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

COVID-19, plague, and now war. As if 2020 was not cruel enough, fighting erupted on September 27 between Armenia and Azerbaijan along the contact line of the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, leading Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to declare martial law and total mobilization. President Ilham G. Aliyev of Azerbaijan addressed his nation, and partial martial law was declared in a number of Azerbaijani regions, including the capital Baku.

New Atlanticist by Ariel Cohen and Hayley Arlin

Conflict The Caucasus

Thu, Aug 27, 2020

Russia and Turkey may fill in the diplomatic vacuum on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

In the absence of US or EU leadership, it may be up to Turkey and Russia to redirect Azerbaijan and Armenia away from the battlefield and toward the negotiating table.

New Atlanticist by Matthew Bryza

Conflict The Caucasus

Mon, Aug 24, 2020

Morningstar interviewed in Naval Postgraduate School event on energy and challenges in the Caucasus region—August 12, 2020

Remarks from a Naval Postgraduate School interview with Amb. Richard Morningstar of the Global Energy Center on energy security and challenges in the Caucasus region, with Dr. Daniel Nussbaum and Prof. Brenda Shaffer, senior fellow in the Global Energy Center

In the News by Richard L. Morningstar

Eastern Europe Energy Markets & Governance

Fri, Jun 12, 2020

US foreign policy and Euro-Caspian energy security: The time is now to build the Trans-Caspian Pipeline

The Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) represents a historic success for Azerbaijan and the European Union (EU) in regard to their common quest for new energy supply sources and routes. Over the last decade, the EU has intensified its efforts to expand the SGC, seeking to attract gas from Turkmenistan. The time is now ripe to connect Turkmen gas with SGC infrastructure and the European market through a Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline.

EnergySource by Matthew Bryza, Robert M. Cutler, and Giorgi Vashakmadze

Central Asia Energy & Environment

Tue, Jun 9, 2020

Russian cyberattack on Georgia shows why the US should pass the Georgia Support Act

The US Senate could take a significant step toward helping its vulnerable ally by passing the Georgia Support Act and ensuring its provisions are met. The multitude of statements supporting Georgia and condemning the Russian attacks are, of course, a politically positive message for Georgia—but to think statements can change or deter the Kremlin’s behavior is beyond naïve. Concrete actions, such as the passage and signing of H.R.598 into law, would be a message of support backed with real weight.

New Atlanticist by George Tsereteli

Cybersecurity Security Partnerships

Tue, May 19, 2020

Activists fight COVID-19 disinformation in the Caucasus

Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia now face a new and growing threat: the steady stream of propaganda related to how and why COVID-19 is spreading throughout the Caucasus.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Disinformation The Caucasus