Between the Caspian and Black Seas:
New Challenges and Opportunities
for the South Caucasus

Between the Caspian and Black Seas: New Challenges and Opportunities for the South Caucasus

Conference Papers

Edited by Dr. Gayane Novikova

Co-Edited by Sergey Sargsyan

Translated by Ashot Melyan

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Contents
Welcome Addresses
Gayane Novikova 9
Arman Kirakossia 11
Romualds Ražuks Partnership after Istanbul & New Cooperation Schemes: Policy towards Caucasus 15
Sergiu Celac Tough Choices for B.S.E.C. 20
Mikko Kinnunen Finnish Views on Security in the Caucasus and Europe 27
James Howcroft Meeting Security Challenges in 21st Century 30
Gayane Novikova Formulas of (In)Security in the South Caucasus 34
Shalva Pichkhadze Conflicts in Georgia: a State of Affairs and Prospects 40
Richard Giragosian The Outlook for Security and Stability in Azerbaijan 47
Mikhail Alexandrov Russian Interests in the South Caucasus 53
Mehrdad Khonsari New Challenges and Opportunities: Iran’s Potential Contribution in the South Caucasus 62
Farhad Atai The Presidential Elections of 2005: What it Means for Iran and Her Neighbors 65
Burcu Gültekin The Turkish Factor for a Sub-Regional Integration in the South Caucasus 70
Lyubomir Tokar The Caspian and Black Seas Region: New Challenges and Threats in Security System of the Enlarged Europe 77
Sergey Sargsyan Militarization of the Caspian 83
Igor Prokofiev Priorities of the Economic Cooperation of the Post-Soviet States 91
Maulen Namazbekov The Potential of Cooperation Between the Caspian Littoral States in the Oil and Gas Sectors 95
About Authors 102