On Monday, 17 May, the members of the Scientific Council of the New Strategy Center held a new meeting dedicated to the security challenges in the Caucasus region. The discussions included a briefing from Dr. Esmira Jafarova and Dr. Vasif Huseynov, experts from the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center). 
The dialogue considered the security situation in Caucasus, the relations between the states in this region, as well as pandemic effects in the area. The meeting was moderated by Ambassador Sergiu Celac, Honorary Chairman of the New Strategy Center and benefited from dr. Farid Shafiyev’s introductory remarks, Chairman of the AIR Center.
The meeting with the Azerbaijani experts took place online and is part of the New Strategy Center initiative to organize structured exchanges of ideas between experts from the Black Sea and Balkans region. New Strategy Center and AIR Center – Azerbaijan signed a cooperation agreement in March 2021.