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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 future of the European Union's Eastern Partnership initiative is at stake. Europe’s eastern neighbourhood is reeling after the shock refusal of Ukraine to sign a trade pact which would draw it closer to the EU. The EU now has to decide how it should proceed with Ukraine and consider how it can ensure other Eastern Partnership countries stay on track in the face...