Point Paper Caucasus Region Essay
Point Paper Caucasus Region
•Non-US/Multinational Policy Goals, include NATO expansion in size and influence). Relations with Russia. Create an independent Kurdish nation. •US Domestic Considerations are the oil pipeline through the Southern Caucasus Region and the Black Sea for trade access. •Ahurastan interests include having international recognition as a sovereign nation and they want 25% share of the offshore oil reserves of the Caspian Sea. •Non-State SAPA (South Azeri People’s Army) (Military) “traditionalist insurgents” objectives aimed against GOAZ (Government of Azerbaijan). Supported by Ahurastan. •Non-State SAPP(South Azeri Peoples Party) (Political) “traditionalist insurgents” •Non-State Free Karabakh Movement (FKM) backed by Azerbaijan. •Ahurastan engaged in talks with North Korea about procuring nuclear weapons.
•Ahurastan funds SAPA. Armenia interests include the modernization and improvement of their economy with sustainable levels of growth. •Azerbaijan objectives to increase its oil rights in the Caspian Sea, restore its territory and have integration into European and Euro-Atlantic structure. •Azerbaijan is currently supported by many U.S. programs-not limited to Peace Keeping Operations, Coalition Solidarity Funds, Counter-Terrorist Fellowship Program and Humanitarian Assistance. •Azerbaijan opposed to Ahurastan due to their support of SAPA action in their country. •Iran’s objectives reconstitute former borders and have controlled pipeline from Caspian Sea in addition to the U.S. presence gone from Caucasus region. •Iran interests include abandoning nuclear programs.
•Iran lost control of Azeri Turks who formed the Republic of Ahurastan. The Southwest province seceded and formed the Republic of Luristan. •Russia , allowing U.S./NATO support in Georgia as long as Abkhazia/South Ossetia status quo maintained due to Tatarstan independent aspirations •Russia has blocked all Caspian Sea traffic other than Russia and Kazakhstan-flagged vessels. •Russia’s objectives include modernizing military, maintain control of Chechnya, high tech sectors: Space tech especially telecom. •Armenia is developing global partnerships with the Council of Europe and Eurasian Economic Community. •Armenian nuclear power station was attacked