Great power politics is a practical reality of world politics and it happens on a daily basis, regardless of which international system we witness. This book seeks to emphasize the ways s these great power politics emerge within greater Eurasia. Most researchers consider China becoming powerful enough to counterbalance the US, and possible power dynamics among the rising powers such as China-India, China-Russia, and China-Japan. In this sense, the book categorizes the battlegrounds in their power politics with three aspects: national/regional/international conflicts, institutions-alliances, and projects.
Özgür TÜFEKÇI is associate professor of International Relations at Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey.
Rahman DAĞ is associate professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University.
Introduction: Great Power Politics by Rahman Dağ and Özgür Tüfekçi
Chapter 1: Power Politics over Syrian Crisis: A New Battleground Among Global, Regional and Sub-National Powers by Rahman Dağ and Özgür Tüfekçi
Chapter 2: Causes and Prospects of The Georgia South-Ossetia Conflict: Applying the ARIA Framework by Javadbay Khalilzade
Chapter 3: Balancing in Central Asia: Russia-China Relations at the Region’s Level in Realist Perspective by Ioan-David Onel
Chapter 4: Challenges and Prospects for Future of the EU Relations in Central Asia: The Special Case of Kazakhstan by Ana Belén Perianes
Chapter 5: CSTO & EAEU and the Path to a New Eurasia: Return or Retreat? by Ana Isabel Xavier
Chapter 6: UK's Post Brexit Strategy "Global Britain": A Quest of being Great Power by Emrah Atar and Hamdullah Baycar
Chapter 7: The Geopolitical View of The European Union and China’s The Belt and Road Initiative by Tianyi Liu and Giuseppe Bettoni
Chapter 8: The Renewal of Dashed Turkish Hopes in Central Asia by Gülşen Şeker Aydın
Chapter 9: A Century-Long Great Power Politics over the Nile River Basin by Mohammed Hashiru and Özgür Tüfekçi
Chapter 10: Great Power Rivalry in Central Asia: New Strategy, Old Game by Adrian Pogacian
Conclusion by Rahman Dağ and Özgür Tüfekçi
Great power politics are back. This broad-ranging and challenging collection provides informative analysis of some of the key processes and players in what is now called greater Eurasia, stretching from the Atlantic to the Pamirs and taking in West Asia en route. A combination of conceptual, regional, institutional and country studies, this is essential reading for those looking to understand how great power politics affect developments in the region.