Valdai Paper #62: Azerbaijan’s Geopolitical Identity in the Context of the 21st Century Challenges and Prospects

15.02.2017

Contemporary international relations are experiencing a period of turbulence and transition from a unipolar world to a world with multiple centers of power with strengthened role of regionalization. In these circumstances relatively small states try to maximize the resource of geopolitical identity to conduct their foreign policies.

Each state has its own geopolitical identity based on history, geography, civilization and religion. Azerbaijan's geopolitical identity has multi-layered features and connections to numerous geographical areas, covering the Eurasian continent. The Republic of Azerbaijan is implementing its foreign policy in accordance with national interests, it builds equal and mutually beneficial relations through North-South and East-West vectors. To achieve its goals Azerbaijan uses multi-layered geopolitical  identity resources.

Author:  Farhad Mammadov, PhD in Philosophy, Director, Center for Strategic Studies under the President of Azerbaijan


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