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Updated 22 July 2016
NATO is aware of the need to secure the eastern periphery of Europe, to expand and deepen ties with countries that are not actually part of NATO, such as Azerbaijan, Ziba Norman, director of the UK Transatlantic & Caucasus Studies Institute, told Trend July 9. She was commenting on the fact that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev was invited to the NATO summit, which is taking place in Warsaw. [Russian version]
Armenia's Metsamor power plant is an historical anomaly, and arguably should never have been placed on a seismic fault line, William Arthurs, member of the British Institute of Energy Economics and Ziba Norman, director of the UK Transatlantic & Caucasus Studies Institute, told Trend May 16. [Russian version]
The Institute's director Ziba Norman was interviewed by the Voice of Russia UK, and discussed the change in government in Georgia (9 October 2012).
We are delighted that Transatlantic & Caucasus Studies Institute board member Mark Littlewood has been appointed Director General of the influential London-based think-tank the Institute of Economic Affairs. The IEA has promoted an understanding of the role of markets in society since its foundation in 1955. Mark takes up his new role on 1 December 2009.
"Turkey: East or West?" Lecture series, to be held at the London School of Economics, May - June 2009
"Is Abkhazian Independence a Fig Leaf for Russian Ambition?" Ziba Norman, 18 February 2009
"A Chance for Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh Must Not Be Squandered" Ziba Norman, 11 February 2009
"Political Philosophy and Political Reform in China" William Arthurs, 22 January 2009
"Obama and the Caucasus" Ziba Norman, 6 November 2008
"The Importance of Akhalgori" Ziba Norman, 16 October 2008
Media coverage of a press briefing given by Ziba Norman in Baku, Azerbaijan, 25 September 2008
"The Turkish Moment: unenviable job or great opportunity?" Ziba Norman, 11 September 2008
"Depoliticising Nature" William Arthurs, updated 1 September 2008
"SCO sends a signal that Russia has overplayed its hand" Ziba Norman, 29 August 2008
"Russians use ceasefire agreement as a basis for occupation" Ziba Norman, 26 August 2008
"Russia's Challenge to NATO" Ziba Norman, 18 August 2008
"Georgia--a broken country in a state of chaos" Ziba Norman, 15 August 2008
"Russia: more to gain in War than Peace" Ziba Norman, 10 August 2008
"US Missile Defense Shield and Russia: Second Cold War as a Farce" Rashad Shirinov, Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Spring 2008
Democratiya/ Transatlantic & Caucasus Studies Institute Symposium: "Foreign Policy After Blair" Ziba Norman (mp3 audio), 1 July 2006
"Russia's Gas Weapon" (Russian translation) Ziba Norman, inosmi.ru, 21 December 2005
"Russia's Gas Weapon: Gazprom Rising" Ziba Norman, International Herald Tribune op-ed, 21 December 2005
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Photograph: Transatlantic & Caucasus Studies Institute director Ziba Norman with Rory Stewart, Member of Parliament for Penrith & the Border, former Harvard professor, soldier, diplomat, deputy governor of two Iraqi provinces, author, television presenter (William Arthurs).
Photograph: Transatlantic & Caucasus Studies Institute director Ziba Norman meets Annakuly Nurmammedov, author and scholar, former Ambassador of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Turkey (William Arthurs).
Photograph: Transatlantic & Caucasus Studies Institute director Ziba Norman meets Temuri Yakobashvili, Georgian Minister for Reintegration, in Tbilisi, 19 September 2008 (William Arthurs).
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