The Caucasus region and Central Asia covers a large part of the Eurasian. Both regions, where Russia and China have a serious influence and visibility, also have a location that reflects the hegemonic expectations of both these actors. In this context, domestic political developments and even internal conflicts in the region can be linked to the policies of Russia and China to a certain extent and have the potential to affect the motives of these two powers. Although Central Asia is rich in natural resources, it is landlocked and has lagged other nations in terms of agricultural production and industrial development. Although the Caucasus is divided into the North, the territory of Russia, and the South, where three independent states are located, it is insufficient in terms of production and development. The Caucasus stands out especially with energy projects and its feature of being a commercial corridor.
Göktürk Tüysüzoğlu is associate professor at Giresun University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relations.
Arda Özkan is assistant professor at Ankara University, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of International Trade and Logistics.
Chapter 1: Nagorno-Karabakh Conflıct and Turkey by Gökhan Koçer
Chapter 2: Anatomy of a De Facto State: Abkhazia between Societal and Economic Security
by Bezen Balamir Coşkun
Chapter 3: South Ossetıa Conflıct by Pınar Erkem and Onur Ağkaya
Chapter 4: A People Deported from Theır Homeland: The Meskhetian by Pınar Yürür
Chapter 5: Southern Azerbaijan Problem: Historical and Cultural Dimensions by Seçil
Chapter 6: The Adjarıan Issue by Tolga Çıkrıkçı
Chapter 7: The North Caucasus: Border Disputes and Ethnic Issues in the Region after the
Fall of the Soviet Union by Toğrul İsmayıl and Mustafa Erhan Oduncu
Chapter 8: Ferghana Valley Issue by Selim Kurt
Chapter 9: Aral Sea Basin: The Role of Environmental Destruction on the Political Conflict
by Senem Atvur
Chapter 10: Marıtıme Dısputes in the Caspıan Sea: Delımıtatıon of the State Borders by
Levent Kırval and Arda Özkan
Chapter 11: Boundary, Water, and Securıty Issues in the Context of Karakalpakstan by
Chapter 12: Turkic Minority of Multinational Russia: Bashkirs by Fatih Gide
Chapter 13: Frozen Conflicts and Hot Peace by Sezai Özçelik
Chapter 14: Assessing Energy Diplomacy in the Eurasian Region: The Geopolitical
Implications for Energy Cooperation by Azime Telli
Chapter 15: Mıgratıon in Central Asıa and South Caucasus by Sanem Özer
Chapter 16: Climate Change in Central Asia and the South Caucasus by Ceren Uysal Oğuz
Chapter 17: Possıble Effects of One Belt, One Road Inıtıatıve Specıfıc to Central Asıa and the
South Caucasus by Göktürk Tüysüzoğlu
Chapter 18: The Eurasıan Economıc Unıon Integratıon Project of Russıa for the Post-Sovıet
World in the 21st Century: Ambıtıous Objectıves Versus Great Challenges by Sina
Chapter 19: Human Mobılıty, Gender, and Conflıct in the Caucasus and Central Asıa by
Şebnem Köşer Akçapar
This is one of the most comprehensive books written on the regions of Caucasus and Central Asia in the area of International Relations. It provides a thorough analysis of the salient issues, frozen conflicts, and important actors in the region. The fact that the book also has elaborate articles on the important topics of the Zeitgeist, such as energy, climate change and gender must also be appreciated.