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New Actors, Old Obstacles: Security Cooperation in Eurasia

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The main obstacle to developing an appropriate security architecture for post-Soviet Eurasia are the number of perceptual and conceptual gaps that exist among the actors involved. Major states and regional organizations have had inconsistent and conflicting foreign policy stances. Formerly peripheral states seek patrons but also influence in shaping their own security environment. New approaches are needed to establish a security architecture for the region that takes into consideration the interests of all actors and also positions the region in a broader European-Eurasian security framework. [...]

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Professor, Head of the Department of Political Theory
State University of Nizhni Novgorod