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South Ossetia’s land grab by
a vital east-west oil pipeline in Georgia and more fighting between Armenia and
Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh illustrate a key fact about the South Caucasus –
Russia is just fine with the status quo.
Dr. Udo Steinbach
The partnership of old rivals, Russia and Turkey, has never been put to a greater test in the Black Sea region than it has since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March 2014. In Turkey, it revived memories of Russia's expansionism, as well as highlighting Ankara's limited capacity to react forcefully. Turkey condemned the...