“THE CHANGING GEOPOLITICS OF THE SOUTH CAUCASUS”

Participating in a two-day conference jointly organized by the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Tbilisi on 28-29 June, RSC Director Richard Giragosian presented an analysis entitled, “The Outlook for the Region in the Next 5-10 Years: Key Challenges, Dangers, and Opportunities.”

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) convened the international conference focused on “the Changing Geopolitics of the Caucasus Region,” with experts and policymakers from Europe, Eurasia, Russia, the Middle East and the United States convening to explore the situation in the Caucasus region, the impact of the new strategic environment in and around the region on its stability, security, and assess their implications for wider security and stability in Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East.

Over the course of the two days, the participants assessed the region’s progress, key political, economic, and security challenges facing each of the three countries; shared perspectives on the Caucasus region from its neighbors and key international organizations involved in it; and explored opportunities to advance stability, security, and sustainable development.