Tug of War: Negotiating Security in Eurasia (Paperback)

Tug of War: Negotiating Security in Eurasia By Fen Osler Hampson (Editor), Mikhail Troitskiy (Editor), Fen Osler Hampson (Editor) Cover Image
By Fen Osler Hampson (Editor), Mikhail Troitskiy (Editor), Fen Osler Hampson (Editor)
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Conflicts in Eurasia have been receiving significant attention in the last few years from political scientists and international relations scholars. The geographic area of Eurasia lies at the intersection of global and regional conflicts and coordination games. On the one hand, regional controversies in Eurasia often affect relations among the great powers on a global scale – for instance, Russia believes it is engaged in a clash with the United States and its allies in post-Soviet Eurasia and that by obstructing EU and US policies in its neighbourhood, Moscow not only protects its security interests but also precipitates the demise of the US-centric world order. On the other hand, global rivalries can either exacerbate tensions or facilitate negotiated solutions across Eurasia, mostly as a result of competitive behaviour among major powers in conflict mediation. Few scholars have focused on the negotiation process or brought together the whole variety of seemingly disparate yet comparable cases. This volume, edited by two global security experts – one from Canada and one from Russia – examines negotiations that continue after the “hot phase” of a conflict has ended and the focus becomes the search for lasting security solutions. Tug of War brings together conflict and security experts from Russia, Eurasia, and the West to tackle the overarching question: how useful has the process of negotiation been in resolving or mitigating different conflicts and coordination problems in Eurasia, compared to attempts at exploiting or achieving a decisive advantage over one’s opponents?

About the Author

Fen Osler Hampson is the director of CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program and serves as Chancellor’s Professor at Carleton University. He is the co-author of Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online. Mikhail Troitskiy is associate professor and dean of the School of Government and International Affairs at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) and an IMARES program professor at European University at St. Petersburg.

Praise For…

"As tensions rise in the Great Game writ large in Eurasia, and as narratives polarize irreconcilably, some hysterically so, Tug of War offers a timely, coherent set of dispassionate, well-informed essays which together shed valuable light on the complex circumstances, record and prospects of negotiated solutions — and the many deep pitfalls in their paths." Christopher Westdal, Former Canadian Ambassador to Russia and Ukraine
Product Details
ISBN: 9781928096580
ISBN-10: 1928096581
Publisher: CIGI Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2017
Pages: 236
Language: English