Europe in the World

Eastern Promises Project


Addressing the security challenges in the South Caucasus

29 March 2011
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst) and Dennis Sammut (Member of the EPC's Strategic Council; Director, LINKS)



Events in the Middle East and North Africa risk the EU taking its eye off the ball as regards its eastern neighbourhood, particularly the South Caucasus region, argue Dennis Sammut and Amanda Paul in this Policy Brief. Any kind of destabilisation of the regions fragile security situation may have a serious impact on the wider security of the EU. Therefore Europe needs to move swiftly to address some of the root causes of the region’s problems, including promoting a multilateral, comprehensive approach to addressing security and other issues. Europe should convene a South Caucasus Security and Co-operation Conference with all the stakeholders, to discuss the issues and move towards a comprehensive security and cooperation treaty dealing with all the outstanding problems of the region.

Addressing the security challenges in the South Caucasus

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