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South Caucasus

Stories under this heading cover the South Caucasus – a region encompassing Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, as well as the unrecognised entities of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan sign groundbreaking agreements for renewable energy projects in the Caspian Sea worth $300 million

Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan sign groundbreaking agreements for renewable energy projects in the Caspian Sea worth $300 million

The Saudi leading energy company, ACWA Power, will develop Azerbaijan’s first wind power development in collaboration with local entities, in three deals that could herald further joint energy projects between the two countries.
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Opinion: New twists in Armenian-Russian relations

Opinion: New twists in Armenian-Russian relations

"As a result of the November 10 trilateral statement, and deployment of Russian peacekeepers, Armenia now is more dependent on Russia than at any time since September 1991", writes Benyamin Poghosyan in this commentary. Furthermore, the deployment of Russian border troops in the Syunik region significantly increases Russian influence and leverage over Armenia, something which will definitely impact Armenia- Russia relations in the future.       
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EU says it was not possible to hold a trilateral meeting with Armenia and Azerbaijan but stands ready to  support a durable settlement of the Karabakh conflict

EU says it was not possible to hold a trilateral meeting with Armenia and Azerbaijan but stands ready to support a durable settlement of the Karabakh conflict

High Representative Josep Borrell stated “The EU stands ready to assume a role in supporting and shaping a durable settlement to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, in close complementarity with the Minsk Group Co-Chairs. We are ready to use our peacebuilding and reconstruction tools to support this.”
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EU holds high level discussions with Armenia and Azerbaijan amid signs it is preparing to step up its engagement on Karabakh issues

EU holds high level discussions with Armenia and Azerbaijan amid signs it is preparing to step up its engagement on Karabakh issues

"The EU stands ready to assume a role in supporting and shaping a durable settlement to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, in close complementarity with the Minsk Group Co-Chairs. We are ready to use our peacebuilding and reconstruction tools to support this."