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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (2): 99–114.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Stephen Blank Even as the world focuses on Ukraine, Washington has conspicuously ignored resolute action to resolve existing conflicts in the Caucasus, in particular the so-called frozen conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. Here, Washington has refused to see that Russia...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (3): 72–94.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Alec Rasizade Modern Azerbaijan is a typical Middle Eastern petrostate ruled by a classical Middle Eastern despot, where political (and economic) power is concentrated and inherited within the ruling family. Azerbaijan’s military compact with Turkey, signed in 2010, suggests that Baku is preparing...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (3): 26–46.
Published: 01 September 2010
...- casus having diplomatic ties with all its immediate and nearby neighbors, albeit in the case of Russia through interest sections. (Georgia is represented in Russia through the embassy of Switzerland in Moscow.) Azerbaijan and the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is home to twice as many Azeris...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (2): 106–124.
Published: 01 June 2017
... sensitive bilateral relations with the countries along the corridor but also with others that can influence the operation of this corridor, mainly Russia. The quality of relations among Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Greece, Russia, and the EU should be considered of fundamental importance...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (1): 86–108.
Published: 01 March 2002
... pipelines. In this regard, any policy that would bring Kazakhstan closer to the Iran-Russia axis would be detrimental to Western interests and pro-Western countries of the region. Azerbaijan has shown the greatest propensity among the Caspian states to become involved in the geopolitical jockeying...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (3): 61–85.
Published: 01 September 2010
... circumvents Russian territory by bringing oil from Caspian fields to Europe through Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey. Although the Turkish government remains committed to Nabucco, financial 9. Coskun. 10. Andrei Fedyashin, “Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan Visits Moscow,” RIA Novosti, 13 Janu- ary...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (3): 74–101.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., Azerbaijan, and Moldova, which, while lacking direct access to the Black Sea, are part of the wider region.2 It is inhabited by more than 200 million people who largely share the same challenges and opportunities. Moreover, the Black Sea has become once again a crossroads of continents where great...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (4): 62–79.
Published: 01 December 2001
... ECO is a regional intergovernmental organization consisting of ten member states: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It is the successor orga- nization to the Regional Cooperation...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (4): 32–48.
Published: 01 December 2009
... established itself as the Ordnungsmacht (order-creating power) in the Caucasus, Russia has sought to pressure states such as Azerbaijan to fall into its sphere of influence. President Medvedev declared that a key point of all Russian foreign policy would be the establishment of such a sphere...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 61–84.
Published: 01 June 2014
... or coherent EU policy toward Russia. Thus, the energy business has a fundamentally geopolitical purpose for Russia, as it has previoiusly admitted. On 28 June 2013 Azerbaijan announced that it would pump gas from its Shah Deniz field through Turkey to Europe via the Trans-­Adriatic Pipeline (TAP...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (1): 58–81.
Published: 01 March 2017
... such as Georgia, Arme- nia, and Azerbaijan, to balance its relations with immediate and near neigh- bors and the major powers in the interests of political and economic security. Over the long term, the most problematic relationship has been with Russia. Ukraine was one of twelve former Soviet republics...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (1): 105–110.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the other that it is serious about reaching a settlement, and the United States and United Kingdom should be more active in encouraging one. Ross Wilson, a former US ambassador to Turkey (2005-8) and Azerbaijan (2000-2003), currently serves as director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (3): 49–66.
Published: 01 September 2015
... section analyzes the EU’s energy outlook and potential gains from Iranian-­Turkish cooperation. 3. In 1992 the Economic Cooperation Organization was expanded to include seven new members: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. 4. The other six...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (2): 113–137.
Published: 01 June 2009
...-rich Azerbaijan, in the Baltics, and in Central Asia. At the time of disbandment in late 1991, the USSR was a country adrift in political and economic terms, increasingly unstable in terms of relations between the nationalities, and on shaky ground in terms of guarantees between and within...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (1): 38–56.
Published: 01 March 2013
... pipelines that carry Azerbaijani and Iraqi oil to international markets. Turkey is now extending this policy to regional gas transportation. In late 2011, Turkey and Azerbaijan agreed to construct the Trans-­Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) to carry second-­phase production from Azerbaijan’s...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (3): 93–111.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... In short, despite its massive gas reserves, Iran is not a major exporter. Indeed, the country has been a consistent importer for decades. Currently it exports a relatively small volume to Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan and imports small supplies from Turkmenistan. It also signed agreements...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2004) 15 (4): 88–99.
Published: 01 December 2004
... cooperation initiatives to the main countries of origin, whose nationals target Turkey in search of better standards of living but who become vulnerable to exploita- tion by organized traffi cking networks. Bilateral agreements between Turkey and countries like Azerbaijan and Ukraine on combating organized...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 June 2015
... to today’s highly complex and sophisticated world. The essay “US Policy, Azerbaijan, and the Nagorno-­Karabakh Conflict,” by Stephen J. Blank, senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC, focuses on the plight in Ukraine caused by Russia’s annex- ation of Crimea...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (2): 78–89.
Published: 01 June 2010
... it will consume only 5 percent of Greece’s projected military 36. ITGI is supported by the United States and is not considered antagonistic to Nabucco in the sense that it will receive gas from Azerbaijan and not traverse Russian territory. Since it will rely primarily on existing infrastructure...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (3): 23–54.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... In addition, every observer of these conflicts agrees that their continuation is a major obstacle to regional integration among any or all of the littoral states and to subregional integra- tion, for example among the Transcaucasian states of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.1 On a larger scale...