Compendium on “Negotiating Security in Eurasia”

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Soldiers work to reinforce frontline positions following April 2016 fighting. Photo courtesy of Civilnet.

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, Ont. has issued a volume on Eurasian conflicts “Tug of War: Negotiating Security in Eurasia” co-edited by Fen Osler Hampson (Carleton Univ.) and Mikhail Troitsky (MGIMO University) and published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Introducing the complexities of the Eurasian continent, the two co-editors note that “even those countries that are firmly allied with Russia enjoy a freedom of maneuver that gives them some negotiating latitude vis-à-vis Moscow. […] Armenia cherishes its diaspora in the U.S. which can at times be more helpful to it than Russia.”

The 238-page volume includes a chapter on “Negotiating Conflicts in the South Caucasus” by Jason Bruder and Shannon Burke Bruder that addresses the “intractable conflict.. over contested territories.. in Nagorno Karabakh.”

Jason Bruder is a former State Department official and former staff member at the Senate Foreign Relations, who is currently a PhD candidate at St. Andrews University. Shannon Bruder is an expert in international education who had managed USAID-funded projects in the North Caucasus.

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