THE EUROPEAN UNION AND RUSSIA IN THE SOUTH CAUCASUS IN 2008-2020: A SPACE OF COMPETITION AND PARTNERSHIP
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Yumatov Konstantin V. Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of General History and International Relations
Kemerovo State University
Kemerovo, Russian Federation Sivina Kseniya N. master's student program at the Institute of History and International Relations
Kemerovo State University
Kemerovo, Russian Federation
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Abstract:
The article examines the relations of the South Caucasus countries with Russia and the European Union in the period between the military crisis of 2008 and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in 2020 focusing on the evolution of their interaction in the context of regional and global international relations. The author shows the importance of the EU Eastern Partnership policy for promoting the interests of the West as opposed to increasing influence of regional actors such as Russia, Iran and Turkey. The study observes specific features of the actions of the Russian Federation and the EU in the formation of mechanisms for resolving regional conflicts including Georgian-Ossetian, Georgian-Abkhazian, and Armenian-Azerbaijani ones. It is obvious that the internal problems and interstate contradictions in the South Caucasus are influenced by the differences between the West and Russia. After the 2020 war in Nagorno-Karabakh, an established system of confrontational stability in the South Caucasus, which was formed because of the peacekeeping activities of Russia, the EU and the OSCE Minsk Group in 2008-2009, has undergone a serious transformation, the most significant factor of which was the military-political and economic strengthening of Turkey in the region.
How to Cite:
Yumatov K.V., Sivina K.N., (2021), THE EUROPEAN UNION AND RUSSIA IN THE SOUTH CAUCASUS IN 2008-2020: A SPACE OF COMPETITION AND PARTNERSHIP. History and Modern Perspectives, 2: 47-56. DOI: 10.33693/2658-4654-2021-3-2-47-56
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Keywords:
European Union, Russian Federation, South Caucasus, Georgian-Ossetian conflict, Georgian-Abkhazian conflict, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.