© 2010

Armenia, the Regional Powers, and the West

Between History and Geopolitics

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Alla Mirzoyan
    Pages 1-19
  3. Alla Mirzoyan
    Pages 21-53
  4. Alla Mirzoyan
    Pages 55-106
  5. Alla Mirzoyan
    Pages 107-133
  6. Alla Mirzoyan
    Pages 135-174
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 179-244

About this book


This work represents the first systematic study of Armenia's foreign policy during the post-independence period, between 1991 and 2005. It explores four sets of relationships with Armenia's major historical 'partners': Russia, Iran, Turkey and the West (Europe and the United States).


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About the authors

ALLA MIRZOYAN is Associate Program Manager at the Cooperative Grants Program.

Bibliographic information


"Mirzoyan's book is an analysis of the last fifteen years of Armenia's relations with regional and global powers, Turkey, Iran, Russia, and "the West." This book's great strength is that it elucidates the formation of the international identity of one country, Armenia, rather than the role of the region, the Caucasus, in international relations. The analysis of their foreign policies towards the Southern Caucasus, and Armenia specifically, on the other hand, illustrates how the global informs the local and vice versa. The author's family history in Nagorno-Karabakh, her life in Armenia up to 1994 and her continuing contacts with personnel of the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provide valuable insights available to few others." - Patrick Dale, St Olaf College