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The South Caucasus, consisting of Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan, sits at a crucial geographical and cultural crossroads. The area has proven to be strategically important, both militarily and economically, for centuries, and Iran’s return to the world stage after decades of isolation looks set to put the region back on the front pages.
The election of Georgia’s new president has created internal political tensions which could have a marked effect on the country’s slow march to democracy. The former-Soviet state has reached a tipping point which could see it continue on track to sign a far-ranging political and trade deal with the European Union or, should it backslide, Georgia might have little c...