Georgia As Geopolitical Hostage

May 13, 2024 Mamuka Tsereteli AFPC Insights

What might Moscow’s endgame be? The ultimate goal seems to be to recreate a Russia-dominated “Union” state that at least some, if not all, of the former Soviet republics will be forced to join. 

The Changing Geopolitics of Central Asia and the Caucasus

November 30, 2023 Svante E. Cornell AFPC Press

The geopolitical environment surrounding Central Asia and the Caucasus has changed dramatically over the past decade, with important implications for American and European interests. Regional and great powers have accorded the region ever greater attention, and the regional states themselves have developed a greater agency in responding to the geopolitical challenges confronting them. European, and in particular American, perceptions of the region have not kept up with these changes and are in need of updating.

Russia Policy Monitor No. 2609

November 22, 2023 Ilan I. Berman, Chloe E. Smith

Is Wagner wading into the Mideast's newest conflict; 
Qatar brokers the return...of Ukrainian children; 
The geopolitical cost of the Ukraine war; 
...And the human ones; 
Goodbye to the CFE; 
Moscow seeks a Libyan foothold