Robert M Cutler

How Iran Threatens South Caucasus Peace and Security

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Iran’s longstanding antipathy toward Azerbaijan continues to fuel tensions in an already volatile region.

Armenia Looks East, Azerbaijan Looks West: Unexpected Changes in the South Caucasus

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Tracking the great power diplomacy of two countries situated on the emerging geopolitical fault line between the US- and China-led world.

How Armenia Could Help Russia Break Sanctions

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If the past is any indication, Russian businesses could soon be looking to Yerevan to evade Western sanctions in the wake of the Ukraine war.

UNESCO and Peacebuilding in the South Caucasus

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A joint UNESCO mission would be a step in the right direction – if it actually takes place.

The Role of Armenia in French Elections

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Examining Armenia’s outsize impact on French presidential politics.

Karabakh’s Development Set to Transform the South Caucasus

cc Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev to discuss the status of the relationship between the military forces of the United States and Azerbaijan at the Presidential Residence in Baku, Azerbaijan Feb. 16, 2017. (Dept. of Defense photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro/Released), modified, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Baku is pouring money into Karabakh with the hope of positive development effects for the entire region.

A Geopolitical Reshuffle in the South Caucasus

At Vladimir Putin’s initiative, the Kremlin hosted trilateral talks between the President of the Russian Federation, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan. (January 2021)cc kremlin.ru, http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/64877

Fallout from the Second Karabakh War is overhauling old geopolitical certainties in the region.

Iran Stirs the Pot in the South Caucasus

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Despite claims otherwise, Tehran’s involvement in the South Caucasus is all about Turkey, not Israel.

Russian Arms Sales to Armenia and Their Geopolitical Effects

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In tilting too far in favor of Armenia, Russia risks losing its longstanding influence over Azerbaijan.

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