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The South Caucasus: The Breakdown of the Soviet Empire  

RAIMO VÄYRYNEN and LEILA ALIEVA

in War, Hunger, and Displacement: Volume 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297406
eISBN:
9780191685330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297406.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Caucasus has been torn by conflicts since 1988, and some of these conflicts became large-scale wars due to the usage of heavy weapons. These relatively short wars resulted in major distractions, ... More


The Great Game in West Asia

Mehran Kamrava

in The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190673604
eISBN:
9780190872618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673604.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the nature and consequences of the attention paid to the South Caucasus, or lack thereof as the case may be, by the United States, European Union and Russia. It then analyzes ... More


The Civilization Machine in the Early Bronze Age

Adam T. Smith

in The Political Machine: Assembling Sovereignty in the Bronze Age Caucasus

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163239
eISBN:
9781400866502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163239.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the role of things in the reproduction of a public—the first condition of sovereignty defined in Chapter 2—during the Early Bronze Age in the South Caucasus. “A public” here ... More


The Political Machine in the Late Bronze Age

Adam T. Smith

in The Political Machine: Assembling Sovereignty in the Bronze Age Caucasus

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163239
eISBN:
9781400866502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163239.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In the Late Bronze Age, the polities in the South Caucasus developed a new assemblage directed toward transforming charismatic authority into formal sovereignty. This chapter examines the assembling ... More


Challenges of nationalist foreign policy

Ayla Göl

in Turkey facing east: Islam, modernity and foreign policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719090752
eISBN:
9781781706619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090752.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4, first, explores the goals of Turkish nationalist foreign policy; and then explains how the Wilsonian principal of ‘self-determination’ was interpreted in Eastern affairs at the end of ... More


Conclusion

Mehran Kamrava

in The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190673604
eISBN:
9780190872618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673604.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

As middle powers with regional aspirations, Iran and Turkey see the South Caucasus region as an ideal arena for expanding their reach and influence. As post-sanctions Iran finds greater space for ... More


Turkey’s Soft Power in a Comparative Context: The South Caucasus and the Middle East

Meliha Benli Altunışık

in The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190673604
eISBN:
9780190872618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673604.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the soft power of Turkey, comparing its engagements with the states of the South Caucasus (and Central Asia) to the countries of the Middle East. The chapter argues that for ... More


The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus

Mehran Kamrava (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190673604
eISBN:
9780190872618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673604.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Great Game in West Asia examines the strategic competition between Iran and Turkey for power and influence in the South Caucasus. These neighboring Middle East powers have vied for supremacy ... More


Constructing the ‘European’

Beatrix Futák-Campbell

in Practising EU Foreign Policy: Russia and the Eastern Neighbours

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780719095894
eISBN:
9781526132369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095894.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter is about collective identity and how practitioners define this highly complex topic. Two main patterns emerge from the corpus. Practitioners’ main concerns while discussing the concept ... More


The Gülen Movement and Turkish Soft Power in the South Caucasus and the Middle East

Bayram Balci

in The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190673604
eISBN:
9780190872618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673604.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on a concrete case study in Turkey’s close neighborhood. It examines the exceptional role played by a social and religious organization that is unique in the Muslim world, namely ... More


Armenia and Azerbaijan: Anatomy of a Rivalry

Laurence Broers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474450522
eISBN:
9781474476546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450522.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict is the longest-running dispute in Eurasia. This study looks beyond tabloid tropes of ‘frozen conflict’ or ‘Russian land-grab’, to unpack both unresolved territorial ... More


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