Latest Articles about The Caucasus

Supporters of opposition party UNM protest government, March 21, 2015 (Source: Reuters)

Is Georgia Headed Toward Post-Election Violence?

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who also serves as the chairman of the ruling Georgian Dream–Democratic Georgia party (GDDG), stated on September 14 that the formerly ruling United National Movement (UNM) was trying to radicalize the country’s political situation through its affiliate organizations. He asserted... MORE
Iskander missile systems, Yerevan, September 21 (Source:

Russian Iskanders in Yerevan: New Challenges for Azerbaijan’s Security

The military parade dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Armenian independence was held in Yerevan, on September 21, 2016. The event drew considerable attention from Azerbaijan because of the advanced military equipment demonstrated during the parade. The Armenian side showcased several offensive military systems, tanks... MORE
Iskander theater ballistic missiles, on parade in Yerevan, September 20 (Source: Janes)

After a Delay, Russia Delivers New Types of Weapons to Armenia

During preparations for a military parade to mark the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s independence on September 21, Iskander mobile short-range ballistic missile launchers (NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone) appeared on the streets of Yerevan. This development became one of the most discussed issues in Armenia... MORE
Greek gas pipeline operator DESFA (Source:

SOCAR’s Complicated DESFA Deal Faces New Setbacks

Rovnag Abdullayev, the head of Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company (SOCAR), told reporters on September 5 that his company is waiting for an explanation from the Greek government for its violation of the originally agreed-upon privatization terms for Greece’s Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA) (, September... MORE

Chechnya Hosts International Islamic Conference

It has become common practice for the authorities to hold large international Islamic conferences in Chechnya. The latest such conference took place on August 25–27, 2016, in Grozny. Over 100 religious leaders from 30 countries took part in the gathering, including Jordan, Qatar, Morocco, Egypt,... MORE