The South Caucasus: Challenges, threats and changes

Regarding the role of Armenia in the South Caucasus and beyond, Dr. Stepan Grigoryan, Chairman of the Board of the Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation in Armenia, analyzes challenges to the country’s security. He suggests that Armenia should make the following steps in the near future: declare its readiness to negotiate with Azerbaijan and Georgia about a future joint security system for the South Caucasus; and abandon its policy of full affiliation with the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which creates dividing lines in the region and imposes a long term Russian base in Armenia without rent or compensation for expenses.

Authors: Stepan Grigoryan