Oil Geopolitics in the South Caucasus


Politics in the South Caucasus region cannot be viewed in isolation from developments worldwide and especially in the context of economic contest and tensions among the “great powers” active in the broader European, Middle East and Eurasian region. Decrease in prices on fossil fuel resources, fight over the routes of delivery of energy resources to the Western markets and struggle for political domination over the nations of weak/fragile sovereignty are manifested in a number of conflicts and social-economic and political turmoil taking place in these nations. Therefore the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation decided to devote this particular issue of the web-dossier to the exploration of linkages between international energy and domestic politics in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.