TRACECA as a Eurasian Organization

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6th Silk Road International Conference “Globalization and Security in Black and Caspian Seas Regions”, Batumi, Gürcistan, 27 - 29 Mayıs 2011, cilt.1, ss.34-42

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 1
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Batumi
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Gürcistan
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.34-42



TRACECA is not only a transport cooperation among member states, further to that, it has a huge international

political function. Especially newly independent states, after the disintegration of Soviet Union, had wanted to sell their

exporting issues without Moscow's control. European forces always need more secure trade to buy raw materials directly

with exporter countries. Although USSR had been dissolved, many of the Russian leaders did not imagine giving up the

energy and commodity rich ex-Soviet states. Eurasian Strategy of some Russian elites was aiming to set up newly Moscowcentred

organization over these regions. According to this strategy, none of the ex-Soviet countries could find relations with

others against Russian interests. The main target of this policy was Atlantic powers. Nevertheless Russia never enjoyed

Azerbaijani-Georgian settlement on building South Caucasian corridor. In this presentation, TRACECA is analyzed as a

Eurasian organization not being seen as against Russian or another regional interest. Wherefore the regional countries

have to participate and improve this organization.