Latest Articles about The Caucasus

Chechnya, Ingushetia Again At Odds Over Long-Disputed Border

Although Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov had assured everyone three years ago that the administrative border between Chechnya and Ingushetia had been resolved once and for all (TASS, December 8, 2018), the issue has found a way to resurface in recent weeks. Only this time, the... MORE

Regional Tensions Could Trigger Energy Deficit in Karabakh

Last September, long-brewing strains between Iran and Azerbaijan reached an unprecedented level, resulting in the deployment of troops and large-scale military drills by both sides. The most immediate trigger was the Azerbaijani authorities’ arrest of two Iranian truck drivers on Armenia’s Goris–Kapan highway (which partially... MORE

Georgia: A Pillar of NATO’s Wider Black Sea Strategy?

On November 8, the Blue Ridge–class command-and-control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and the Arleigh Burke–class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Batumi, Georgia ( November 8). According to a statement released by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), “The port visit... MORE

Moscow Worried by Ankara’s Expansive Vision of ‘Turkic World’

Since the victory of Turkey’s ally Azerbaijan in the Second Karabakh War (September 27–November 9, 2020), Russian commentators have been concerned about Ankara’s efforts to create a union of Turkic states under its aegis. And that alarm has only intensified now that Turkey has established... MORE

The Karabakh Air Gate Opens: Future Prospects for Fuzuli Airport

Late last month (October 26), Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, together inaugurated the Fuzuli International Airport, in Azerbaijan’s recently liberated city of Fuzuli, in Karabakh. This is the first airport built by Azerbaijan in the areas retaken as a... MORE