Europe in the World

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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Programme Team

Head of Europe in the World programme and Senior Fellow

Giovanni Grevi

Researcher in EU energy and climate policy, Institute of European Studies, Free University of Brussels

Marco Giuli

Senior Policy Analysts

Paul Ivan
Amanda Paul

Junior Policy Analyst

Ivano di Carlo