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Iran concerned by Israel’s presence in Caucasus, FM says (Al-Monitor)

Iran’s new foreign minister said Wednesday that Tehran has “serious concerns” about Israel’s actions in the Caucasus region. Iran’s chief diplomat Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the comments while in Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Iran concerned by Israel’s presence in Caucasus, FM says – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle […]

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New Transport Routes in Central Asia and Caucasus Trigger Intra-Regional Competition (Jamestown Foundation)

Paul Globe writes for Jamestown Foundation: Perhaps not surprisingly, the development of railways in Central Asia and of shipping routes and pipelines across the Caspian Sea are routinely characterized as elements of geopolitical competition among major outside powers, including Russia, China, Turkey, the United States, Iran and India (see EDM, February 19, 2013, May 23, 2017, March 21, […]

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Iran/Caucasus – Iran and the 3+3 Regional Cooperation Format in the South Caucasus: Strengths and Weaknesses (Vali Kaleji, The Jamestown Foundation)

Over the past three decades, various initiatives for regional cooperation in the South Caucasus have been proposed, including the “Peaceful Caucasus Initiative” (Eduard Shevardnadze), “Stability Pact for the Caucasus” (Suleyman Demirel, on January 16, 2000), “Caucasus Stability and Cooperation Platform” (Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, August 13, 2008), and “United Caucasus” (Mikheil Saakashvili). But none proved successful […]

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(Caucasus) The key to lasting peace in the Caucasus is reconciliation (Al Jazeera)

Emin Milli, Georgi Vanyan https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/2/11/the-key-to-lasting-peace-in-the-caucasus-is-reconciliation

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ISRAEL/CAUCASUS – Israel Needs a Caucasus Strategy (Dmitri Shufutinsky, BESA Center)

Israel must maintain its deep historic relationship with Azerbaijan, but the Jewish people also have common bonds with Armenians. Jerusalem must seek a larger role in the region to broker peace and prevent Iran and Turkey from gaining a foothold in the area. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israel-caucasus-strategy/

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CAUCASUS – The Caucasus between internal and international dynamics (Zaal Anjaparidze interviewed by Marco Emanuele, The Science of Where Magazine)