publication . Article . 2006

Central Asia and the southern Caucasus: geopolitical value for Russia

Lounev, Sergey;
Open Access Russian
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006 Journal: Central Asia and the Caucasus (issn: 1404-6091, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Central Asia & Central Caucasus Press AB
Abstract
The world has been moving toward the regionalization of international economic and political relations for some time now. This is manifested in two ways: -In a shift toward a multipolar world, which seems quite probable and will most likely be realized through cooperation; this will divide the world into clearly discernable zones of influence of the world powers within which regional contacts will rapidly develop; -In the emergence of "gray zones" for which the world centers will not take (or will be unable to take) responsibility. Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus form one of such vast regions in the post-Soviet expanse. Their development trends are very s...
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