Ten years after its initial release, Black Garden remains the definitive account of war and peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and the conflict over Nagorny Karabakh.
There are hidden reservoirs of compromise and consensus between Armenians and Azerbaijanis that are being ignored and can be the basis for a peace agreement—if anyone cares to look for them.
The EU has the opportunity to forge a more effective policy in the Eastern Partnership region. Now it needs to harness the courage and vision to make a real difference.
The persistent insecurity in the Caucasus requires a shift of strategy from conflict resolution to conflict transformation.
Although it is not an immediate neighbor to Syria, Azerbaijan is affected by the ongoing civil war in Syria. The conflict’s impact on this oil rich Caucasian country could be have important implications for the region as well as European and U.S. interests.
Protests in Russia and President Saakashvili's October defeat in Georgia's legislative elections have given new confidence to protesters throughout the South Caucasus.
The figure of Stalin still provokes many positive reactions in the former Soviet Union.
Sixty years after his death on March 5, 1953, Joseph Stalin still commands worryingly high levels of admiration in the post-Soviet space.
The situation in the South Caucasus continues to be perilous as leaders of both Armenia and Azerbaijan find themselves increasingly boxed in by domestic political constraints.
Recent events in the post-Soviet European neighborhood have again put the spotlight on struggling efforts for democratization in the region.