With 30 years having passed since Central Asia and the South Caucasus emerged on the international stage, a new approach to understanding its contemporary dynamics is required. This volume argues for a multidimensional analysis of international, regional, and domestic cooperation and conflicts in the region. The authors analyze foreign policies of great powers such as Russia, China, U.S., EU, Japan, and Iran toward this part of the world. The work looks at regional issues and regionalism, including the Eurasian Union and the Belt and Road Initiative. A series of chapters study domestic processes ranging from clan politics, identity construction, the media, to non-state actors. The publication applies theoretical pluralism and utilizes realism, liberalism, constructivism, and FPA.
About the Author
Tomasz Pugacewicz, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. His research concerns Foreign Policy Analysis, American and Polish foreign policy decision making, transatlantic cooperation on security, and the history of International Relations (as an academic discipline) in Poland and the U.S. Marcin Grabowski, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. His research interests focus on the Asia-Pacific Rim, especially institutional arrangements in the region, American and Chinese foreign policy, theories of IR and International Economics.