An east-west axis of Azerbaijan and Turkey has grown into prominence within the broader structure of regional dynamics in Eurasia over the past two decades. Yet few, including among policy advisors and policy makers in either of the two states, have attempted to look deeper into the forces that lie behind the workings of this important regional nexus, a reality that resulted in a dual crisis in bilateral relations towards the end of the second decade of interaction.
This volume investigates the underlying causes that shaped the dynamics within the structure of the bilateral relationship between Azerbaijan and Turkey. It features chapters by both scholars from the region and international experts in the field, and therefore provides both in-house and outside perspectives on developments within the complex structure of the relationship. With its analysis portfolio including historical, political, economic, socio-cultural, ideological, and international underpinnings of this regional alliance, the volume offers the most systematic and broad ranged analysis of the matter available to date.
The book will serve as an important resource for students and scholars of post-Soviet Studies, Central Asia and the Caucasus, and the Middle East, while also being of interest to those of International Relations and political science disciplines.
Table of Contents
1.Together but Apart for Twenty Years: Azerbaijan and Turkey in Pursuit of Identity and Survival 2.Turkish-Azerbaijani Relations: Brothers in Arms or Brothers in the Dark? 3.Geopolitics Versus Ideology: Azerbaijan in Turkish Views on Eurasia 4.The Bilateral Origins of South Caucasus Trilateralism 5.Turkey-Azerbaijan Relations: The Economic Dimension 6. Azerbaijan-Turkey Relations Through the Prism of Economic Transactions. A View from Azerbaijan 7. State-Business Relations in Azerbaijan through the Eyes of Turkish Businesspeople 8. Turkey and Azerbaijan: One Religion—Two States? 9. Azerbaijan, Turkey and the Future of Eurasia
Murad Ismayilov is a PhD Researcher in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK.
Norman A. Graham is a Professor of International Relations at James Madison College of Public Affairs and Director of the Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Michigan State University, USA.