Post-Soviet Eurasia and SCO: Society, Politics and Integration
- Knowledge: of goals and tasks of international relations in the eastern part of Eurasia from 1990 to the present; of the foreign policy strategies of the main players in the region.
- Ability: to use statistical data and academic, reference, and historical literature on the given theme to analyze conflicting situations in the region, foreign policy initiatives and economic interests of the main countries, and prospective future development of the region as a whole.
- Awareness: a conception of current problems facing the Asian part of the post-Soviet space and neighboring states, including those problems under discussion that call forth opposition among the main participants, and possible methods of their resolution.
- Skills: to critically evaluate analytical and scientific materials on the given issues.
- To know goals and tasks of international relations in the eastern part of Eurasia from 1990 to the present. Ability to use statistical data and academic, reference, and historical literature on the given theme to analyze conflicting situations in the region, To know a conception of current problems facing the Asian part of the post-Soviet space. To be able to critically evaluate analytical and scientific materials on the given issues.
- Concepts of Eurasia. Geography, History, and Ethnogenesis, PoliticsThis part of the course will inform the students on various concepts of Eurasia
- The Rise of the New States and Their International Orientation
- Attempts at Economic Modernization and Its Obstacles before Modernization
- The Energy Factor in Eurasia: Domestic and International Dimensions
- The Caspian and Central Asia – Knots of Problems
- Orange Revolutions and Post-Revolutionary Reaction: Georgia and Ukraine
- Regional conflicts in the post-Soviet space and former Yugoslavia
- Greater Eurasia: competitive and cooperative interests of regional and external actorsThe growing significance of Eurasia in international processes. Eurasia as a place where the centers of power, positioning themselves as alternatives to Pax Americana, is concentrated.
- The Future of Eurasia
- Interim assessment (1 module)0.3 * Attendance and participation + 0.7 * Final essay
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- Emerson, M. V. (DE-588)139153411, (DE-576)160860067, aut. (2018). Prospects for ’Lisbon to Vladivostok’ : limited by a double asymmetry of interests / Michael Emerson ; CEPS.
- Mark Bassin. (2016). The Gumilev Mystique : Biopolitics, Eurasianism, and the Construction of Community in Modern Russia. Cornell University Press.
- Saifullin Rubin Gatufovich. (2012). Concept of L.N. Gumilev and Political Dynamics.
- Sakwa, R. (DE-588)13407565X, (DE-576)164471057. (2015). Frontline Ukraine : crisis in the borderlands / Richard Sakwa. Tauris.
- Starr, S. F. V. (DE-588)112823734, (DE-627)516472038, (DE-576)163166153, aut. (2020). Greater Eurasia Russia’s Asian fantasy by S. Frederick Starr ; Wilson Center, Kennan Institute.
- Maçães, B. (2018). Dawn of Eurasia : On the Trail of the New World Order. Yale University Press.