Addressing the security challenges in the South Caucasus

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 published in March 2011 by the European Policy Centre in Brussels.

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.

Read the Brief in full here