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Evanthia Balla

Evanthia Balla has a  PhD in political science and international relations from the Catholic University of Lisbon, a master’s in European studies from the University of Reading and a master’s in international politics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She has held posts as scientific researcher at Observare (Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa) and the Instituto Jurídico Portucalense (Universidade Portucalense, Porto). She has been a consultant and researcher on EU legislation and EU business opportunities in Brussels, Lisbon and Athens.

Research areas:  Emerging powers

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Turkish and Iranian interests and policies in the South Caucasus
Gas pumping station on the BTC Pipeline near the Georgia-Turkey border, Georgia by Robert Thomson with cc license from Flickr Evanthia Balla 23 April 2013
The South Caucasus, situated as it is at the crossroads of Eurasia’s major energy and transport corridors, continues to play a vital role in the world’s security affairs. After the end of the cold war the South Caucasus emerged as a key region in the geopolitical contest among regional and global powers. more  

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