Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/5759
Title: Geographical blessing versus geopolitical curse: Great power security agendas for the Black Sea region and a Turkish alternative
Authors: Aydın, M. Akif
Keywords: Black Sea region
Broader Middle East
European Neighbourhood Policy
Geopolitical curse
Great power security
Near abroad
Regionalization
Turkey
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: The Black Sea has been a site of contention and confrontation for centuries, though changes since the end of the Cold War allowed for the emergence of a cooperative environment. Due to its strategic location in the middle of Eurasia, controlling the region represents a unique geopolitical interest. This uniqueness at times turns into threats for regional and international peace and stability; thus its fortuitous location can become a curse. This paper argues that increased big power (US, EU and Russian Federation) attention does not guarantee prosperity, and can create occasional clashes. It looks at how the security interests of the big powers came to focus on the Black Sea, and explores one of the regional alternatives for its future political, economic and security structures. © 2009 Taylor & Francis.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14683850902934283
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/5759
ISSN: 1468-3857
Appears in Collections:Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
Siyaset Bilimi ve Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümü / Department of Political Science and International Relations

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