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Azerbaijan’s foreign policy towards Russia since independence : compromise achieved

Show simple item record Valiyev, Anar 2021-04-07T06:46:04Z 2021-04-07T06:46:04Z 2019
dc.identifier.issn 1468-3857 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1743-9639 (Online)
dc.description.abstract Discussions of post-Soviet countries’ policies towards Russia have been largely dominated by two mainstream neorealist approaches on states’ alignment choices – balancing and bandwagoning. While the first pattern entails allying against the primary source of threat, the second one opts for allying with the source of principal danger. By means of a case study, this article argues that the balancing-bandwagoning dichotomy is too simplistic in the case of Azerbaijan, which represents another possible paradigm. The research addresses the following question: what is the foreign policy model undertaken by modern Azerbaijan in its relations with Russia? To do so, it refers not only to the neorealist and neoclassical realist theories but also to the notion of national role conception. The article concludes that since 1993 Azerbaijan has pursued a middle-ground foreign policy orientation – strategic hedging – vis-à-vis Russia. Such a multi-tiered hedging behavior, which encompasses elements of both balancing and bandwagoning, has been driven mainly by national security concerns. Meanwhile, the country’s vast oil and gas resources, as well as its non-bloc geopolitical identity, have determined the somewhat ‘distant-from-Russia’ foreign policy orientation of post-Soviet Azerbaijan. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri *
dc.subject.lcsh Geopolitics -- Azerbaijan -- Periodicals. en
dc.subject.lcsh Geopolitics -- Russia (Federation) -- Periodicals. en
dc.subject.lcsh Azerbaijan -- Economic conditions -- 20th century -- Periodicals. en
dc.subject.lcsh Russia (Federation) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century -- Periodicals. en
dc.title Azerbaijan’s foreign policy towards Russia since independence : compromise achieved en_US
dc.title.alternative Southeast European and Black Sea Studies en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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