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Blue Ocean Strategy for South Caucasus

... in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Andrey Kortunov: The Liberal Project and Its Relevance for Armenia Nagorno-Karabakh is the latest example, as most of the ethnic quarrels in the South Caucasus are still ongoing since 1991, with Abkhazia and South Ossetia remaining de facto [ 1 ] independent from Georgia, while only one of the three recognized countries (Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan), Armenia, has managed to join a supranational framework [ 2 ]. In over three decades, the ...


Abkhazia, Georgia and Russia: Future Prospects

Abkhazia continues to act as a roadblock for Georgian integration into Western structures After the Abkhaz War (1992–1993) Abkhazia has found itself in a state of limbo. It is internationally recognised as a sovereign part of Georgia; however, Georgian ...


CIA National Intelligence Estimates on the Cross-Strait and Sino-Russian Relations

... Program, 1954-1960 . Asian Perspectives, 2012). As of today, Beijing is ready to support Moscow because the two countries share the same views on multilateralism. However, Beijing has not shown any support to Russia’s diplomacy in the Black Sea (Crimea, Abkhazia and South-Ossetia) and the Middle East (Syria). To date, China does not recognize the Crimea as part of the Russian Federation, and has rejected offers to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent countries. This research paper will ...


RIAC Partners Discuss Energy Sector of Georgia and Abkhazia

... of the Russian Federation, HSE, International Center on Conflict and Negotiation (ICCN), and National Energy Security Fund. The following issues were considered during the expert meeting: the development of the electric power industry in Georgia and Abkhazia, the prospects for oil and gas projects in the Greater Caucasus and in the Caspian Sea area. The conference also touched upon some issues that had been earlier discussed the joint RIAC and ICCN conference .


CIS in 2017: Achievements, Challenges, Prospects

... Space: Azerbaijan between Russia and the West Initially, the CIS not only participated in economic activities, but also was actively involved in peacekeeping efforts such as putting an end to the civil war in Tajikistan or preventing another war in Abkhazia. While certain functions of the CIS in the military-political sphere have lost their topicality over time, the CIS will continue to function in both the short and medium timeframes. However, most of this activity will take place in the economic ...


Republic of Georgia Shows Trump & His Fans Depressingly Normal

... and in what comprises the internationally recognized borders of Georgia today. Since 1800, Russia dominated the country and has been nearly the sole major outside actor involved in these ethnic conflicts, and in recent years has acted to allow both Abkhazia and South Ossetia to become de facto independent from Georgia and to become de facto parts of the Russian Federation. After the period of the rule of the Czars over the Russian Empire ended, the ethnic minorities in Georgia competed for favor ...


The Caucasus: Out of Tune

... are faced with the constant threat of revenge on the part of the “mother country,” involving international interference (or at least the tacit support of powerful external forces) [6] . The conflict has its roots in this distrust of the Abkhazians and South Ossetians of the West, of international institutions and of security guarantees from them. This explains the geopolitical choice of these de facto entities in favor of Russia. Accordingly, the understanding of the “Caucasus ...


Zurab Abashidze: Improving Relations is a Two-Way Street

... provocation could have dire consequences for the region as a whole. In such a region as the South Caucasus you should be extremely careful to avoid provoking uncontrollable processes, a thought that I expressed at the last meeting in Prague. The issue of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali Region (South Ossetia) is a topic that should be discussed at international consultations in Geneva. However, I could not ignore the matter, and it was the most hotly discussed issue at the July 15 meeting. The situation provided ...


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