Chapter from America and a Changed World: A Question of Leadership

James Nixey

This chapter, taken from the book America and a Changed World: A Question of Leadership, outlines US interests in the South Caucasus and offers recommendations for future US engagement.

The chapter argues that although the countries of the South Caucasus - Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia - are small countries, they can create big problems for great powers and, in consequence, could yet hinder the Obama administration in the conduct of its wider foreign policy.