Think Tank
Joint Closed-Door Seminar of the Valdai Club and the Orbeli Center: 'The Security in the Black Sea-Caspian Region: A View from Yerevan and Moscow'

On January 18, 2023, the Valdai Club and the Orbeli Center held a closed-door seminar, titled “The security in the Black Sea-Caspian region: a view from Yerevan and Moscow”. The third joint seminar of the Orbeli Center and the Valdai Club included two thematic sessions: "Crisis around Ukraine: the state of affairs and the development of the situation" and "The current state of international relations in the South Caucasus".

Leading Armenian and Russian experts discussed the main processes taking place in the Black Sea and Caspian Sea regions, assessed the scale of the impact of the European crisis on the South Caucasus, considered specific aspects of this influence and changes in the behaviour of the main regional players, and assessed the potential for the development of existing conflicts and interstate contradictions.

Let's recall that the first joint seminar was held in June, and the second in September 2022. The participants spoke about the South Caucasus and the crisis in Europe, and discussed the Middle East in terms of the foreign policy priorities of Russia and Armenia.