REGIONAL SECURITY ISSUES:
2011

Regional Security Issues: 2011

Editor-in-Chief Dr. Gayane Novikova

Co-editor Sergey Sargsyan

Translated by Ashot Melyan


 

Content
Introduction 9
Gayane Novikova Conflict Resolution in the South Caucasus within the Context of European Security 11
Rouben Shougarian Evolution of American Interests in the Black Sea – South Caucasus Region and Mediation of Armenian-Turkish Relations 25
Sergey Markedonov Russia and the Big Caucasus in 2011: The Main Outcomes and Lessons 36
Uwe Halbach The North and the South in the Caucasus – Separated or Interlinked? 49
Sergey Sargsyan The Military and Political Outcomes of 2011 63
Wojciech Górecki Abkhazia after the Russian-Georgian War of 2008:
The Regional Perspective
73
George
Tarkhan-Mouravi
Elections and Fountains: Internal Developments in Georgia and Their Regional Impact 82
Armen Khanbabyan Armenia: within the Paradigm of the “Presidential Triangle” 94
Arif Yunusov The Islamic Palette of Azerbaijan 106
Farideh Farhi Factional Politics and the Islamic State 120
About the Authors 134