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Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd L) attends a ceremony marking the 1030th anniversary of the adoption of Christianity by Prince Vladimir, the leader of Kievan Rus, a loose federation of Slavic tribes that preceded the Russian state, in Moscow on July 28, 2018.
10 Aug 2018 21:05

Çağdaş Duman

Ethnic Problems in Georgia and Russia

In the Caucasus geography, so many ethnical factors have been living through the centuries. Georgia is a small Caucasian mosaic as demographic. These ethnical differences make Georgia politics weak. After the collapse of the Soviets, Russia Federation has attempted to fill the authority gap appearing ...

31 May 2017 09:44

Vali Kaleji

Caucasus in Iran's Foreign Policy: Legacies and Prospects

President Hassan Rouhani came to power in August 2013 while Iran was facing with serious challenges in the Caucasus region. “Securitization of Iran” and the intensification of “Iranophobia”, the fact that the great powers put pressure on the countries of the region to decrease ...

New Dimensions of the “Eastern Partnership” and Drawing New Borders in Eurasia
28 Feb 2017 21:26

Shahram Farsaei

New Dimensions of the “Eastern Partnership” and Drawing New Borders in Eurasia

  The “Eastern Partnership Initiative” seeking to create the necessary conditions to increase political links and economic integration between the EU and the six eastern states adjacent to this Union (Belarus, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova and Georgia), and ease movement and ...

13 Feb 2017 20:15

Hamed Kazemzadeh

Abolition of Visa between Georgia and the EU and Its Impact on Russia’s Regional Role

The full abolition of visa requirements between Georgia and the European Union (EU) is an important event in the Caucasus region. One of the consequences of this event can be related to the role of Russia in the conflict of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and can even change the peace process in this ...

Thousands of Georgians formed a convoy through the capital Tblisi on March 6, 2016 to protest negotiations between Georgian government and the Russian gas company, Gazprom.
22 Jun 2016 15:06

Hamidreza Azizi

Prospect of Iran-Georgia Energy Relations after the JCPOA

Reaching a deal on the nuclear issue between Iran and the “P5+1” on July 14, 2015 and then, the beginning of its implementation since January 2016, resulted in the lifting or reduction of most of the international sanctions against Iran. For years, these sanctions had been a big hurdle ...

US servicemen take part in the Noble Partner 2016 joint military exercise at the Vaziani training area outside Tbilisi on May 24, 2016.
24 May 2016 19:24

Vali Kaleji

How to Minimize the Conflict Potential in the South Caucasus?

The collapse of the Soviet Union at late 20th century was one of the most important events in the international political history since the Westphalia Peace Treaty, when the first pillars of the international system were formed. The event resulted in a systemic transformation of the international ...