IranSourceOct 8, 2021
Iranian war games on the border with Azerbaijan were really a message to Israel
By Abbas Qaidari
The high self-confidence of Azerbaijani authorities today, the coldness of Tehran-Yerevan ties due to Iran’s support of Baku during the Nagoro-Karabakh conflict, and the growing influence of Turkey and Israel in the Caucasus have made Iranian officials concerned about the possibility of a limited conflict in the region.
UkraineAlertOct 5, 2021
Saakashvili arrest overshadows Georgian ruling party’s election win
By Peter Dickinson
Georgia’s ruling party Georgian Dream secured victory in October 2 local elections but the imprisonment of returning ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili leaves little realistic chance of an end to political tensions.
TURKEYSourceSep 30, 2021
Experts react: The key takeaways from the Erdoğan-Putin meeting
By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in-person in Sochi, Russia for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Atlantic Council experts give their take on the outcome.
In the NewsJul 21, 2021
Benitez in Stars and Stripes: Russian actions in Black Sea show ‘increasing aggression,’ says top US admiral in the region
By Jorge Benitez
Jorge Benitez was quoted in a Stars and Stripes article regarding the escalation of Russian military aggression in the Black Sea against US and NATO warships conducting exercises in the region.
UkraineAlertJul 20, 2021
Infrastructure cooperation could hold the key to Armenia’s future security
By Ani Yeghiazaryan
As the South Caucasus looks to move on following last year's Nagorno-Karabakh War, shared infrastructure projects could help foster greater regional stability and improve the chances for a sustainable peace.
UkraineAlertJun 19, 2021
Armenian voters offered false choice between security and democracy
By Lusine Hakobyan
Armenians will go to the polls on June 20 in snap parliamentary elections that the opposition seeks to position as a straight choice between democracy and security following the country's 2020 military defeat.
In the NewsMay 27, 2021
Viačorka on CNN: ‘No one can feel safe in Europe’
By Atlantic Council
Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya's advisor Franak Viačorka and journalist Anne Applebaum tell CNN's Bianna Golodryga about the wider repercussions of Belarus's forced downing of a Ryanair plane.