Eurasian Regionalisms and Russian Foreign Policy, the last book of Mikhail A. Molchanov.

Mikhail A. Molchanov, member of our Think Tank and expert on international relations in Eurasia, has authored the book Eurasian Regionalisms and Russian Foreign Policy, edited by Routledge.

About the Book

Bridging foreign policy analysis and international political economy, this volume offers a new look at the problem of agency in comparative regional integration studies. It examines evolving regional integration projects in the Eurasian space, defined as the former Soviet Union countries and China, and the impact that Russian foreign policy has had on integration in the region. Mikhail Molchanov argues that new regionalism in Eurasia should be seen as a reactive response to contemporary challenges that these developing states face in the era of globalization. Regional integration in this part of the world treads the unknown waters and may not simply repeat the early steps in the evolution of the European Union. The question of a hegemonic leadership in particular, as exercised by a country that spearheads regional integration efforts, animates much of the discussion offered in the book. Moreover, Eurasian regionalisms are plural phenomena because of complementary and competing projects that engage the same, or partially overlapping, groups of countries. By combining foreign policy studies with an examination of the international political economy of regionalism in Eurasia the author furthers our understanding of new regionalism, both theoretically and empirically.

The final report of the interdisciplinary research seminar “Towards a new Mediterranean agenda: dynamics and actors at stake”, which was attended by Ángela Suárez, has been published.

Ángela Suárez, faculty member, participated in the seminar “Towards a new Mediterranean agenda: dynamics and actors at stake”, organized by Institut Europeu de la Mediterrània last 30-31 March 2017 in Barcelona . The seminar gathered ten proposals from diverse disciplines and areas of study with the aim of fostering in-depth research from a scholar perspective and identifying the most relevant trends in the region. The final report of all those contributions has been recently published by the IEMed and can be found here:

Towards a new Mediterranean agenda; dynamics and actors at stake