In this episode of Talk Eastern Europe, Adam interviews Emil Avdaliani, a Tbilisi-based expert and author with New Eastern Europe, on the role of geopolitics in the Black Sea region.
They discuss Turkey-Russia relations, Chinese-American competition, the security risk of Iran’s proximity and Georgia’s place as an inter-connector for geopolitics. Follow Emil on Twitter: @emilavdaliani.

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“A sea of insecurity” by Emil Avdalian. New Eastern Europe 5/2019:
“China takes it all in the Black Sea region” by Michael Lambert. New Eastern Europe 19 February 2019:
“Anaklia’s deep sea port – a new strategic pivot in Eurasia” by Beka Kiria. New Eastern Europe 12 June 2019:
“Managed chaos: Russia’s deal with Turkey on northern Syria” by Gustav Gressel. European Council on Foreign Relations 3 November 2019.

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