Reassessing Security in the South Caucasus

... one year later, were both intended to bypass Russia and Iran, in order to
diversify and secure Western energy imports. ... to reassess security in the South
Caucasus in the light of recent geopolitical and security developments in the
region.

Reassessing Security in the South Caucasus

Author: Annie Jafalian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317070712

Page: 264

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Lying on the periphery of Europe, Russia, Turkey and Iran, and also being of interest to the United States, the South Caucasus is receiving growing attention among decision-makers and scholars of international relations. From a European perspective, the region is now forming a neighbouring area at the border of the Black Sea, as well as a corridor of oil and gas imports whose stability has become part of European security itself. As such, this volume reassesses security in the South Caucasus. It makes it possible to update analysis on security interests, perceptions and policies at national, regional and international levels through cross-national studies. Aimed at highlighting long-term defence and security trends in the region, contributors re-examine their relevance and enduring impact. They also identify changing dynamics under recent geopolitical and political developments in and around the region such as: the enlargements of NATO, the August 2008 Russia-Georgia war, the creation of the EU Eastern Partnership or Presidential elections. One of this volume's distinct contributions is that chapters have been written by experts from inside and around the region, i.e. Armenia, Georgia, Russia and Turkey, with other important contributions provided by authors from France and Canada having extensive experience in the area. Students and scholars of post-Soviet states, Eurasian geopolitics and European Security will find this volume enlightening.

Moral Power of the European Union in the South Caucasus

Reassessing Security in the South Caucasus: Regional Conflicts and
Transformation. Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate. Jafarova, E. (2014). Conflict
Resolution in South Caucasus: Challenges to International Efforts. London:
Lexington Books ...

 Moral Power  of the European Union in the South Caucasus

Author: Syuzanna Vasilyan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137601981

Page: 331

View: 546

This book devises a new conceptual framework of ‘moral power’ and applies it to the policy of the European Union (EU) towards the South Caucasian states of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. It covers the period starting from the 1990s to the present and analyses policy domains (democracy promotion, conflict resolution, security, energy, trade) juxtaposing the policy of EU/member states with those of the United States (US), Russia, Turkey, Iran, as well as inter-governmental and regional organizations. ‘Morality’ is unpacked as composed of seven parameters: consequentialism; coherence; consistency; normative solidity; balance between values and interests; inclusiveness; and external legitimacy. ‘Power’ is branched into ‘potential’, ‘actual’ and ‘actualized’ types. ‘Moral power’ is consequently developed as an objective and neutral framework to capture the foreign policy of an international actor in any geographic area and policy sphere. The book will be useful for students and scholars of International Relations and EU Studies, policy-makers and practitioners.

Negotiating Armenian Azerbaijani Peace

Iran's motive behind its involvement in the South Caucasus was also driven by
economic concerns, mainly gaining a greater ... Reassessing Security in the
South Caucasus: Regional Conficts and Transformation (London: Ashgate, 2011)
, pp.

Negotiating Armenian Azerbaijani Peace

Author: Ohannes Geukjian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317089472

Page: 300

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Conflict resolution, conflict management and conflict transformations are major themes in this unique book which examines, explores and analyses the mediation attempts of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Ohannes Geukjian shows the most striking characteristic of a protracted internal conflict such as this is its asymmetry and explains that, without meeting basic human needs like identity, recognition, security and participation, resolving any protracted social conflict is very difficult. The Armenian Azerbaijani case demonstrates how official diplomacy may not be able to solve protracted internal conflicts as, without addressing the real causes of the problematic relationship, attempts at peace making will always be sporadic and the space for mutual understanding and compromise shrink. Geukjian shows that conflict transformation has a particular salience in asymmetric conflicts such as this where the goal is to transform unjust relationships and where a high degree of polarisation between the disputants has taken root. Using the Nagorno-Karabakh case, this book focuses on the anatomy and causes of deadlock in negotiations and highlights the many difficulties in achieving a breakthrough.

A Century of Crisis and Conflict in the International System

Reassessing Security in the South Caucasus: Regional Conflicts and
Transformation. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011, 11–31. Helly, Damien, and Giorgi
Gogia. “Georgian Security and the Role of the West.” In Bruno Coppieters and
Robert ...

A Century of Crisis and Conflict in the International System

Author: Michael Brecher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319571567

Page: 419

View: 549

This book is designed to present a fully developed theory of international crisis and conflict, along with substantial evidence of these two closely related phenomena. The book begins with a discussion of these topics at a theoretical level, defining and elaborating on core concepts: international crisis, interstate conflict, severity, and impact. This is followed by a discussion of the international system, along with two significant illustrations, the Berlin Blockade crisis (1948) and the India-Pakistan crisis over Kashmir (1965-66). The book then presents a unified model of crisis, focusing on the four phases of an international crisis, which incorporate the four periods of foreign policy crises for individual states. Findings from thirteen conflicts representing six regional clusters are then analyzed, concluding with a set of hypotheses and evidence on conflict onset, persistence, and resolution.

The New Caucasus

23 The most significant interrelation between North and South Caucasus ,
however , rests in the context of Russian security policy – in particular the
reassessment of capabilities and policies in the light of defeat in Chechenia , the
waning of ...

The New Caucasus

Author: Edmund Herzig

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN:

Page: 165

View: 470

This work provides an assessment of the political and economic development of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in five years of independence, and analyzes the trends that are shaping the region's near to medium term future. It focuses on the dynamics of political stability and instability, on the region's unresolved conflicts and on the prospects for regional cooperation and sustained economic growth. Special consideration is given to the interplay of internal and external factors.

The South Caucasus

... Strategy to the Caucasus and Central Asia ' , paper presented at the Geneva
Center for Security Policy , 15 May 2002 . ... Still , the EU has started to seek ways
of using conditionality in relations with the South Caucasian states , through the
reassessment of the PCA . ... First , the South Caucasus is caught in a proximity /
distance paradox with regard to the EU . ... When combined with the reality that
the South Caucasian states have not positioned themselves for EU accession ,
the ...

The South Caucasus

Author: Dov Lynch

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 205

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The South Caucasus at the Crossroads

... DC , Central Asia took an especially key place in world politics as the U.S. had
to reassess its geostrategic interests in the region . As U.S. military contingents
were deployed in Afghanistan , international attention to the strategic milieu of the
South Caucasus swiftly increased . ... between Russia and the United States
have created new security challenges for Armenia , Azerbaijan , and Georgia .

The South Caucasus at the Crossroads

Author: Elkhan Nuriyev

Publisher: Lit Verlag

ISBN:

Page: 370

View: 656

Written by a highly respected expert in the field, this book addresses some of this little known region's most vital issues: territorial conflicts, oil and natural gas resources, geopolitical complexities and pipeline politics, as well as the successes and failures of democratic processes in the post-Soviet countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The future of these newly independent states; where Iran and Turkey, as well as Russia, the U.S. and the E.U. are vying for political and economic influence; is still being determined, and it is clearer every day that events in the Caucasus and Caspian Sea region have the potential to impact European security. The author looks at the challenges faced by these young South Caucasian countries and examines the prospects for future peace and prosperity in the region. The South Caucasus at the Crossroads is essential reading for students and researchers of post-Soviet history and Caucasus studies, sociology, Caspian Sea politics, political science, and international relations. Elkhan Nuriyev is the director of the Center for International Studies (CIS) and associate professor of political science and international affairs at the University of the Caucasus in Baku (Republic of Azerbaijan).

Statehood and Security

In this context of fear and mutual mistrust , pressing security concerns have not
been addressed constructively . ... and international players — state , non - state ,
and commercial — have begun to play an increasing role in the South Caucasus
. ... The threat of international terrorism has prompted a reassessment of security .

Statehood and Security

Author: Bruno Coppieters

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN:

Page: 406

View: 222

Analyzes security challenges facing Georgia since a more democratic government took over in 2003, including secessionist crises within its borders and regional instability in the Caucasus.

Central Asia and the Caucasus

One of the results of this reassessment of the situation is the idea of China ' s
growing “ region - forming ” role , which being the country with the largest
population on the planet , is ... the PRC ' s interest in forming and reinforcing
regional security all along its borders . ... of the traditional regions of Northeast ,
Southeast , South , and Central Asia into a single , interrelated East - Asian
regional complex .

Central Asia and the Caucasus

Author:

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Challenges and Options in the Caucasus and Central Asia

This is followed by the analysis of the growth of the economic interests (first of all related to oil) and the increase in influence of the regional processes in Russia itself.

Challenges and Options in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Author: Pavel Baev

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 23

View: 411

That Russia has vital strategic interests in the Caucasus and Central Asia can be taken as an established political fact. What is remarkable about this fact is that the nature of these interests as well as the nature and intensity of challenges to them have changed quite drastically during Russia's 5 years of existence as a post-Soviet state. It is no wonder that Russian policymakers are permanently agonizing over reassessment of these interests and are now nowhere close to producing a coherent strategy of their advancement. This monograph will argue that Russia's ability to meet the challenges from the South is a major factor in determining its future as a world power.1 There is no doubt that the Caucasus and Central Asia are two separate regions in the turbulent post-Soviet geopolitical space, with different political dynamics and plenty of internal diversities and conflicts. Even looking from Moscow, it is obvious that these differences are of such a scale that no single integrated strategy could possibly embrace both regions; two essentially different policies are required and were, in fact, pursued. Still, the author attempts to take these two regions together, seeking to trace interplay among Russia's economic, political and strategic interests and to discover parallels in Moscow's past, current and possible future activities. This paper will first take a brief look at the evolution of Russia's policies in the Caucasus and Central Asia in 1992-94; then the impact of the Chechen War will be evaluated. This is followed by the analysis of the growth of the economic interests (first of all related to oil) and the increase in influence of the regional processes in Russia itself. Finally, an attempt to distinguish between the real and misperceived security challenges for the near future will be undertaken.

Official Report of Debates

Most importantly , Europe has vividly demonstrated that prosperity and security
are firmly linked with the democratic system of ... of Europe has contributed
significantly to strengthening the trust and confidence in our region of the South
Caucasus . ... In other words , along with reassessing the individual potential of
each of our countries , we should also pursue the advantages and benefits of
regionalism .

Official Report of Debates

Author: Council of Europe. Parliamentary Assembly

Publisher:

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Autonomy and Conflict

Ethnoterritoriality and Separatism in the South Caucasus - Cases in Georgia
Svante E. Cornell ... Bremmer , Ian , “ Reassessing Soviet Nationalities Theory ,
in Bremmer and Ray Taras , eds . , Nations and Politics in ... Nationalism and
Ethnic Conflict : An International Security Reader , Cambridge , MA : MIT Press ,
1997 .

Autonomy and Conflict

Author: Svante E. Cornell

Publisher: Uppsala Universitet

ISBN:

Page: 248

View: 105

Turkish Review of Eurasian Studies

... as another underlying cause of security paradox with reference to South
Caucasus region . After the September 11 , traditional security concepts based
on national sovereignty and territorial security have increasingly been
reassesssed .

Turkish Review of Eurasian Studies

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Key Players and Regional Dynamics in Eurasia

Russia - Azerbaijan Gas Deal Would Boost Energy Security - Medvedev ' , April
17. ... The EU's Neighborhood Policy and the South Caucasus : Unfolding New
Patterns of Cooperation ' , Caucasian Review of International Affairs , vol . 2 , no .

Key Players and Regional Dynamics in Eurasia

Author: Maria Raquel Freire

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN:

Page: 300

View: 526

The contributors to this edited volume explore Russia's re-emergence as a major actor in Central Asia and the Caucasus. This re-emergence is limited by the involvement and influence of external state and non-state actors such as China, the United States, India, foreign energy companies, and international organizations, including the CIS and CSTO, NATO, the OSCE and the SCO. The primary focus is on Russia as the main state actor in the relationships and on the possibilities and limits of its initiatives in the face of the processes of multi-level and multi-actor cooperation and competition in the region. The central issues of regionalism, as a constructed reality in Eurasia, and great power rivalry, with the dynamics that underlie this dialectic relationship, are analyzed, making this study a contribution to the examination of Russian interests in and policy toward the region and the competition that it now faces with other countries and non-state actors.

The Baltic Sea Region

National and International Security Perspectives Axel Krohn ... the Baltic Region
were accepted as basically corresponding to the reassessment by Russia of its
global security interaction with the ... Russia – extending from Central Asia (
Tajikistan ) , via the whole Caucasian area ( Nagorno - Karabakh , Abkhazia and
South ...

The Baltic Sea Region

Author: Axel Krohn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 287

View: 250

U S Russia Relations

... of Central and Eastern Europe , and the fragile states of the southern
Caucasus and Central Asia have been imperial . ... NATO ( and its American
leaders ) to reassess the formula for Russian participation in European security
deliberations .

U S  Russia Relations

Author: Paige Bryan Sullivan

Publisher: Center for Strategic & International studies

ISBN:

Page: 145

View: 512

The author describes and analyzes now U.S. policy toward Russia in the political, economic, and military arenas failed to reach the ostensible goal of integrating Russia into the western world.

The Peacock and the Dragon

Its own priorities lie to its east and southeast , from Japan , South Korea and other
ASEAN states , to its claims on the Spratly Islands and ... It fears that Pakistan
might become a vortex of religious irredentism in Central Asia and the Caucasus
as well , an oil - rich region of ... It is these altered equations that have prompted
China to reassess its security relations with India in the near to medium term . A
new ...

The Peacock and the Dragon

Author: Kanti P. Bajpai

Publisher: Har Anand Pub

ISBN:

Page: 491

View: 235

Asian Survey

China's own priorities lie to its east and southeast - in its relations with Japan ,
Taiwan , South Korea , and other ASEAN states , and with its ... 56 China fears
that Pakistan might become a vortex of religious irredentism in Central Asia and
the Caucasus as well , an oil - rich region of ... These altered equations have
prompted China to reassess its security relations with India in the near to medium
term .

Asian Survey

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