How would you describe a region? Which countries and actors are in and which are out? Why is it important? The course seeks to answer these questions by providing insights into existing and emerging dynamics of the Caucasian region. Features of political cultures, traditions of statehood and key domestic developments in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, as well as foreign policy priorities and interests of Russia, EU, USA will be discussed. The course will also reflect upon Armenia’s relations with these countries. It will also discuss different geopolitical interests pursued by major global stakeholders. The course consists of lectures, discussions and presentations.