The Politics Of The Black Sea Region

Author: Carol Weaver
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317019938
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The Politics Of The Black Sea Region from the Author: Carol Weaver. The Black Sea region is a dynamic and complex area in which many national and international actors have key interests, including Russia and the US. The European Union stretches to the sea’s western coast where it meets former Soviet territory as well as EU candidate Turkey. Regional tensions include those over NATO enlargement, a US anti-ballistic missile system, access to the Black Sea, democratization, spheres of interest and the conflict zones of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Transnistria. In addition, the region’s close proximity to the Caspian basin offers the prospect of alternative energy resources and routes to western states. The Politics of the Black Sea Region: EU Neighbourhood, Conflict Zone or Future Security Community? explores and examines the many diverse political, security and economic interests that affect the region and the possible outcomes for it. By reviewing the wider history and examining the political systems and policies of the Black Sea nations and organizations as well as analyzing current tensions and future trends, it provides an invaluable, comprehensive and unique political guide to this fascinating area.

The Security Context In The Black Sea Region

Author: Dimitrios Triantaphyllou
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317966201
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The Security Context In The Black Sea Region from the Author: Dimitrios Triantaphyllou. This book on the security context in the Black Sea region is a timely endeavour and substantive contribution to understanding the state of play in the region and its linkages to the rest of the world. With contributions from analysts from Europe, the United States, Russia, Ukraine and Turkey, the book provides a holistic perspective. Post-Cold War developments have increased interest in the Black Sea region and the role of the regional and extra-regional actors in its security issues: this volume examines the position of the United States; NATO’s involvement; the EU’s engagement; Russia and Turkey’s aspirations alongside the policies of the other states in the region as they seek a role for themselves. It illustrates and investigates key concerns such as security, energy and energy security, regionalism and good governance; and questions why a cooperative security framework (or other regional schemes which could accommodate the needs of all stakeholders) has to date never become a reality. This book adds to the growing body of research on the region, presenting the facts of the current situation and asking what can be done in the Black Sea region for it to survive given its precarious security environment. This book was published as a special issue of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.

The Last Stalinist The Life Of Santiago Carrillo

Author: Paul Preston
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007558414
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The Last Stalinist The Life Of Santiago Carrillo from the Author: Paul Preston. The life of the complex, ruthless adversary of General Franco, whose life spanned much of Spain’s turbulence in the 20th century.

The Black Sea Region And Eu Policy

Author: Karen Henderson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409412014
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The Black Sea Region And Eu Policy from the Author: Karen Henderson. Designed to further the debate on the future of EU policies for the Black Sea region, this book is an essential resource for students and researchers in search for a coherent picture of the inter-relationship of EU initiatives and policies in the region.

Regions And Powers

Author: Barry Buzan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521891110
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Regions And Powers from the Author: Barry Buzan. An analysis and application of security complex theory in security regions in the post-Cold War order, first published in 2003.

Reconciliation After Violent Conflict

Author: David Bloomfield
Publisher: International Idea
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Reconciliation After Violent Conflict from the Author: David Bloomfield. This handbook presents a range of tools that can be, and have been, employed in the design and implementation of reconciliation processes. Most of them draw on the experience of people grappling with the problems of past violence and injustice. There is no 'right answer' to the challenge of reconciliation, and so the handbook prescribes no single approach. Instead, it presents the options and methods, with their strengths and weaknesses evaluated, so that practitioners and policy-makers can adopt or adapt them, as best suits each specific context.

The Russian Challenge

Author: Keir Giles
Publisher: Chatham House (Formerly Riia)
ISBN: 9781784130541
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The Russian Challenge from the Author: Keir Giles. The war in Ukraine, and Vladimir Putin's bid to overturn the post-Cold War international settlement in Europe, have forced many Western governments to reappraise their approach to Russia. Until 2003, it was widely believed that a modernizing Russia might be accommodated into the international system as a constructive and benign actor. Variations on this view have given way to the realization that Russia, on its present course, cannot be a partner or ally, and that differences outweigh any common interests. Russia needs reform, but the domestic political obstacles to it are daunting. At the same time, if Moscow maintains its current course, in both economic management and international relations, this will be increasingly dangerous for Europe and costly, if not disastrous, for Russia. The questions addressed in this report are how far those costs will rise, whether Russia can bear them, what will happen if it cannot, and how the West should respond in the near and longer term.