The Black Sea Region Cooperation And Security Building

Author: Oleksandr Pavliuk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315498243
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The ring of countries bordering the Black Sea make up one of the unstable subregions of former Soviet republics, satellites and neighbours. This volume analyses the security issues in the Black Sea region and the development of mechanisms that would promote cooperation and conflict management.

Subregional Cooperation In The New Europe

Author: Andrew Cottey
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349271942
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Based on a major international research project undertaken by The Institute for East West Studies, this book provides the first comprehensive analysis of an important, but little explored, feature of post-Cold War Europe: the emergence of subregional cooperation in areas such as the Barents, the Baltic Sea, Central Europe and the Black Sea. It analyses the role of subregional cooperation in the new Europe, provides detailed case studies of the new subregional groups and examines their relations with NATO and the European Union.

An Introduction To European Intergovernmental Organizations

Author: Professor Marc Cogen
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472445708
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An Introduction to European Intergovernmental Organizations provides an up-to-date and accessible reference to European intergovernmental organizations other than the European Union. The specialized character of these organizations adds value to cooperation in Europe as a whole, creates permanent channels of communication regardless of EU membership and allows the possibility for non-European involvement through organizations such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and NATO. It also allows sub regional groups of states, such as the Nordic countries or the Benelux countries to exist and express their own identity via their own organizations.

Building Security In Europe S New Borderlands

Author: Renata Dwan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315500728
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While European integration advances, many of the countries along Europe's eastern and southern periphery have fallen prey to chronic conflict punctuated by a series of small wars. Exacerbating the situation has been the lack of effective organizational means for mediating local conflicts, facilitating regional development and structuring cooperation with larger regional and international institutions. What are the prospects for enhancing security in the most volatile subregions of post-communist Europe? This text examines the external and internal factors that impede or foster subregional cooperation in South-Eastern and East-Central Europe and the Caucasus. It includes chapters situating these borderlands in the context of a wider Europe with an evolving security architecture.

The Security Of The Caspian Sea Region

Author: Gennadiĭ Illarionovich Chufrin
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199250202
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Over the past decade the Caspian Sea region has risen from relative obscurity to considerable prominence in global affairs. Located at the crossroads of traditional trade routes between Europe and Asia and possessing vast natural resources, oil and natural gas among them, it attracts widespread international interest. The emergence of new sovereign states in the region has fundamentally transformed its political landscape. The future of the Caspian region is far from certain, however, as it is challenged by a wide variety of political, socio-economic and military threats which include the declining living standards of vast segments of local populations, inter-ethnic and inter-confessional tensions and conflicts, militant separatism, international terrorism, and illegal trade in arms and drugs. The security of the region is also affected by the intensifying strategic competition among major outside powers over establishing their political and economic influence in regional affairs. The book offers a competent analysis of the major political, economic and security developments in the region by a diverse group of highly qualified experts from the Caspian littoral states, the USA and the European Union.

Migration And Disease In The Black Sea Region

Author: Andrew Robarts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474259502
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Drawing upon Ottoman, Russian, and Bulgarian archival sources, this book explores the nexus between the environment, epidemic disease, human mobility, and the centralizing initiatives of the Ottoman and Russian states in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. As part of a broader discussion on Ottoman-Russian diplomacy, this book re-conceptualizes Ottoman-Russian relations in the Black Sea region in the 18th and 19th centuries. In response to significant increases in human mobility and the spread of epidemic diseases, Ottoman and Russian officials – at the imperial, provincial, and local levels – communicated about and coordinated their efforts to manage migratory movements and check the spread of disease in the Black Sea region. By focusing on the settlement of migrants and refugees along the peripheries of the Ottoman and Russian Empires and by foregrounding the role of local and municipal-level state authorities in the management of migration, Migration and Disease in the Black Sea Region contributes to the developing field of provincial studies in Ottoman and Russian history. This is an important book for anyone interested in comparative imperial history, migration, diaspora formation and the spread of epidemic diseases.

The Wider Black Sea Region

Author: Svante E. Cornell
Publisher: Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Progra
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Confidence And Security Building Measures In The New Europe

Author: Zdzislaw Lachowski
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198297888
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After the end of the cold war, confidence- and security-building measures (CSBMs) became a means to manage the changes that were taking place in Europe and to enhance cooperative relations among states based on partnership, mutual reassurance and transparency. This book reviews the evolution and use of CSBMs and other norm- and standard-setting measures, especially in time of crisis, and the attempts to streamline and improve their operation. CSBMs are now increasingly being used in European regional and sub-regional contexts.

Politics Of The Black Sea

Author: Tunc Aybak
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860644542
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The post-Cold War period has seen the emergence of the Black Sea as a region of key strategic importance. As a conduit point for energy pipelines, the sea and its surrounding states are inextricably linked with the exploitation of energy resources in the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. The heightened risk of ethnic conflict, territorial disputes, and instability has been matched by new opportunities for regional cooperation on pressing economic and ecological matters. What are the prospects for the Black Sea region? This is the first book of its kind to assess the dynamics of inter-regional relations, and to attempt to weigh up the risks and opportunities of the post-Cold War era.