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Georgia: The Evacuation of the Russian Military Base at Akhalkalaki Comes to a Close. By Nicolas Landru The Russian military base at Akhalkalaki, in Javakheti, must close its doors in the autumn of 2008. These are the terms of the Russo-Georgian agreement of March 31, 2005, between Salome Zourabishvili, then the Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, a…

What future for trans-Caspian pipelines after the “Turkmenbashi deal”? By Lili DI PUPPO The new energy deal Russia signed with the energy-rich Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan casts a shadow on the European and American strategies of energy diversification. The deal that was signed on May 12 in Turkmenistan’s Caspian Sea port Turkmenbashi al…

The European Union begins to think strategically about the Black Sea. By Lili DI PUPPO The European Commission has drafted a new initiative aimed at boosting cooperation ties between the Black Sea countries within the region itself and between the EU and the region as a whole. The “Black Sea synergy” will complete the “chain” of region…

Georgia: regional press at the heart of the urban-rural disparity, By Nicolas Landru: The Georgian Regional Development and Public Accountability project, initiated in 2004, is an example of what the European Commission has instituted in Georgia. The project consisted of an investigation of regional media followed by the selec…

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