CIS’ Southern Belt: Regional Cooperation and Integration

  • M. Mozaffari

Abstract

There are four major cooperation networks to which the Central Asian and Caucasian newly independent states have committed themselves, each differing with respect to composition and objectives. None of these cooperation networks are purely Central Asian or purely Caucasian; not even merely Central Asian and Caucasian. In all these cooperation networks, there are always several extra-regional actors who are also part of the networks and generally the latter are the network initiators. The largest and most complex of them is the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) which embraces all eight independent states of Central Asia and Caucasus, the Russian Federation, the Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova.

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Europe Shipping Assure Turkey Sine 

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