The Caspian Region in the Conditions of New Geopolitical Challenges and New Tasks of Public Administration


The article is devoted geopolitical features of the Caspian region and the factors that determine its importance for Russia. The author analyzes in detail the risks of a change in the situation in the Caspian in the face of geopolitical challenges, including the war and the end of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, changes in Turkey's foreign policy and EU sanctions against Turkey. The article also touches on the issue of a possible change in the cooperation ties of the Caspian states in connection with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for the image of the China in the international arena.

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Ilkham Ismail ogly Abdullaev

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Author for correspondence.
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Applicant for the Faculty of Political Science

27b, bld. 4, Lomonosovsky prospect, Moscow, Russian Federation, 119192


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