Caucasus

 
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Armenia and Turkey: 2015 Begins Today
    Thomas de Waal April 24, 2014

    In his statement on the “Armenian Question,” Erdogan goes further than any other Turkish leader before him and offers condolences to the descendants of Ottoman Armenians. However, instead of rhetoric, it would be better for each of the nations to concentrate on normalizing Armenian-Turkish relations and opening the closed border.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    NATO Must Avoid New Cold War Borders
    Judy Dempsey April 10, 2014

    Vladimir Putin is drawing new borders between Russia’s neighborhood and the West. Yet that will not deter the peoples of Eastern Europe from aspiring to Western values.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Georgia in Ferment
    Thomas de Waal April 9, 2014

    Despite the fact that political feuds continue, there is a clear political consensus in Georgia on a European path.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Gülen: Top Issue in the Agenda of Erdoğan’s Visit to Azerbaijan
    Bayram Balci April 9, 2014

    Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan takes the battle against the Gülen movement beyond the national borders, and it seems that his visit to Azerbaijan, to a large extent, was motivated by the omnipresence of Gülen followers whose activities in Azerbaijan are massive and successful.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Any New Ideas for Europe’s East?
    Judy Dempsey April 2, 2014

    Every week a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Adrift on the Black Sea
    Thomas de Waal April 2, 2014

    The Black Sea region could do with some Turkish soft power, but it looks as though this is not a priority for Prime Minister Erdogan.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Crimea and Karabakh
    Thomas de Waal March 26, 2014

    As soon as the Crimea crisis struck, both Armenia and Azerbaijan immediately hardened their positions on the Nagorny Karabakh conflict.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Putin Revives Old and New Europe
    Judy Dempsey March 7, 2014

    Russia’s intervention in Crimea has reopened a division of Europe not seen in over a decade. The consequences of Vladimir Putin’s actions may be greater than he realizes.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Putin and the End of Illusion
    Judy Dempsey March 3, 2014

    The EU and Russia are embroiled in a struggle for influence in Europe’s East. The West needs to realize that any notions it had about a cooperative Russia have ceased to exist.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Crimea Crisis: Three Lessons From the Caucasus
    Thomas de Waal February 28, 2014

    Some kind of political crisis in Crimea looks almost inevitable. At the moment the priority has to be stop having a military one as well.

     

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Carnegie Experts on Caucasus

  • Alexei Arbatov
    Scholar in Residence
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Arbatov, a former member of the State Duma, is the author of a number of books and numerous articles and papers on issues of global security, strategic stability, disarmament, and Russian military reform.

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  • Bayram Balci
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Program

    Balci is a visiting scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where his research focuses on Turkey and Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Caucasus.

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  • James Collins
    Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program;
    Diplomat in Residence

    Ambassador Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001 and is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East.

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  • Thomas de Waal
    Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    De Waal is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment, specializing primarily in the South Caucasus region comprising Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia and their breakaway territories as well as the wider Black Sea region.

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  • Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.

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  • Maria Lipman
    Scholar in Residence
    Society and Regions Program
    Editor in Chief, Pro et Contra
    Moscow Center

    Lipman is the editor in chief of the Pro et Contra journal, published by the Carnegie Moscow Center. She is also the expert of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Society and Regions Program.

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  • Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center

    Malashenko is the co-chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.

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  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews
    President

    Mathews is president of the Carnegie Endowment. Before her appointment in 1997, her career included posts in both the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the nonprofit arena, and in journalism and science policy.

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  • Martha Brill Olcott
    Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program and
    Co-director
    al-Farabi Carnegie Program on Central Asia

    Olcott is professor emerita at Colgate University, having taught political science there from 1974 to 2002. Prior to her work at the endowment, Olcott served as a special consultant to former secretary of state Lawrence Eagleburger.

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  • Lilia Shevtsova
    Senior Associate
    Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program
    Moscow Center

    Shevtsova chairs the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, dividing her time between Carnegie’s offices in Washington, DC, and Moscow. She has been with Carnegie since 1995.

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  • Petr Topychkanov
    Associate
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.

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  • Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.

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  • Andrew S. Weiss
    Vice President for Studies

    Weiss is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment, where he oversees research in Washington and Moscow on Russia and Eurasia.

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