The South Caucasus
as a Part of the Wider Europe

The South Caucasus as a Part of the Wider Europe

Conference Papers

Edited by Dr. Gayane Novikova

Co-edited by Sergey Sargsyan

Translated by Ashot Melyan

About this conference


CONTENTS
Preface
Tigran Torosyan, Armenia

The European Integration is the Exceptional Chance for Resolution of the Problems in the South Caucasus

8
The South Caucasus in the Euro-Atlantic Perspective
Antonious Vlavianos, Greece

The South Caucasus and NATO

11
Harri Kämäräinen, Finland

The South Caucasus in the Context of EU’s New Neighbourhood

18
Giorgio Dominese, Italy

Europe and Security in the Caucasus

25
Sergiu Celac, Greece

The South Caucasus in the Wider Black Sea Project

37
Martin Malek, Austria

The Application of “Failed States”-Theories in the South Caucasus in the Context of the European Project

45
Oksana Antonenko, UK

Beyond the Current Status Quo: Finding a New Approach to Conflicts in the South Caucasus

53
Filip Noubel, Belgium

Risk Assessment of the Situation in the three South Caucasian States

62
The South Caucasus in the Changed Geopolitical Situation: Interests of the Main Players
Shalva Pichkhadze, Georgia

Georgia after November 2003: Achievements and Trends

70
Arif Yunusov, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan: Integration into the European Structures in the Context of the Domestic Political Situation

80
Sergey Sargsyan, Armenia

Impact of Some Aspects of the New Geopolitical Situation on Armenia

90
Soner Cagaptay, USA

Turkey’s New Role and U.S. Policy Towards the South Caucasus after the Dual NATO and EU Enlargement

99
Irina Zvyagelskaya, Russia

The South Caucasus between Central Asia and the Middle East

104
Dmitry Danilov, Russia

The Role of the South Caucasus for Russia in the New Geopolitical Situation

108
Gayane Novikova, Armenia

Security Deficit and the “Window” of Opportunities

117