REGIONAL SECURITY ISSUES:
2005

Regional Security Issues (2005)

Edited by Dr. Gayane Novikova

Co-Edited by Sergey Sargsyan

Translated by Ashot Melyan


Contents
Preface 8
Gayane Novikova The South Caucasus within the European Security System 9
Hayk Kotanjian Some Prospects of the Security Architecture in the South Caucasus in the Light of the US Policy 17
Alexander Grigorian Azerbaijan in 2005: Political Achievements and Losses 26
Igor Muradian The Regional-Political Problems of Georgia: a Look from Yerevan 37
Ruben Safrastyan The South Caucasus and Geostrategic Aspects of the Russian-Turkish Relations 51
Sergey Sargsyan Iran – 2005: the Right-Wing Turnabout 59
Sergey Shakaryantz The Russian Caucasus: General Situation and the Basic Development Trends 72
Hranush Kharatian The Problems of Ethnic Survival of National Minorities in Azerbaijan 83
Alexander Iskandarian Mercenaries in the Caucasus: a Case Study 96