Turkish President Abdullah Gul (centre) welcomes his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev (right) in Ankara in November 2013 (photo: dpa)

Moscow struggles to keep its grip on the volatile South Caucasus

Competition for extensive energy resources, historic animosities, new alliances and the dispute over the self-proclaimed state of Nagorno-Karabakh are all factors that make the South Caucasus a security nightmare zone for Russia. Moscow is trying to restore control of the post-Soviet states of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, but faces increasing rivalry from China in the east and the European Union in the west.

<em>The security situation in the South Caucasus remains complex, dominated by rivalry over energy resources and ‘frozen conflicts’ over territory. Moscow has tried hard to reassert the control i...

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Professor Stefan Hedlund
What makes the ever closer ties between Turkey and Azerbaijan particularly worrisome from a Russian perspective is that Georgia is being invited to join
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