The South Caucasus - Security, Energy and Europeanization

The South Caucasus - Security, Energy and Europeanization

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This book explores developments in the countries of the South Caucasus - Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia - since the EU included the region in the European Neighbourhood Policy in 2003. It considers issues related to energy, ethnic conflict, steps towards regional integration, and, above all, security - including the involvement of Russia, Iran, Turkey and the United States. It assesses the key importance of energy, argues that the prospects for regional integration are weak, and contends that while the approach of Europe and the United States has been confused and weak, not holding out great hope of EU or NATO membership, Russia's interest and involvement in the region is strong, and growing.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 292 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 25.4mm | 717g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138858633
  • 9781138858633

Table of contents

1. Introduction, Meliha Benli Altunisik and Oktay F. Tanrisever

Part I: The South Caucasus as a Region

2. The European Union's Region Building in the South Caucasus: The Making and Un-Making of a Region, Meliha Benli Altunisik

3. The South Caucasus as a Cusp Region: Dynamics of Regionalism in the European Borderlands, Oktay F. Tanrisever

Part II: Foreign Policy

4. Georgia: Identity, Foreign Policy, and the Politics of "Euro-Atlantic Integration", Kornely Kakachia

5. Foreign Policy Orientations and Priorities of Armenia, Armen Grigoryan

6. Foreign Policy Postures and Priorities of Azerbaijan, Farhad Mammadov

Part III: Europeanization

7. The South Caucasus and European Security, Richard Sakwa

8. The European Union and Ethno-territorial Conflicts in the South Caucasus, Gulshan Pashayeva

9. Regional Powers and Security in the Caucasus, S. Neil MacFarlane

10. Regional Cooperation Initiatives in South Caucasus, Reshad Karimov

Part: IV: Energy

11. Pipeline Politics: The South Caucasus and European Energy Security, Tracey German

12. Regional Energy Cooperation along Europe's Southern Energy Corridor, John Roberts

13. The Energy Charter as a Framework for Intergovernmental Cooperation in the Energy Markets of the South Caucasus States, Marat Terterov

Part V: Security

14. Russia and the South Caucasus, Peter J.S. Duncan

15. The United States, the South Caucasus, and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Cory Welt

16. European Neighbourhood Policy and the South Caucasus Challenge, Carlo Frappi
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About Meliha B. Altunisik

Meliha B. Altunisik is a Professor of International Relations at Middle East Technical University at Ankara, Turkey.

Oktay F. Tanrisever is a Professor of International Relations at Middle East Technical University at Ankara, Turkey.
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