Dangerous Liaisons: Russia’s neighborhood policy in South Caucasus

Russia has its strategic interests in South Caucasus and tries to have a dominant position in the region. Its neighborhood policy comprised both hard and soft power tools that aim to increase influence over the countries of South Caucasus. However, Russia has had different results and has faced important obstacles while implementing its policies in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation supports the discussion about important foreign policy and security developments in the region. Hence, this time, the Office has called on renowned experts, Richard Giragosian, Zaur Shiriyev and Giorgi Kanashvili, to reflect on Russia’s soft power from Armenian, Azerbiajani and Georgian perspectives taking into account the regional dynamics.