The power dispute over Transcaucasia on the example of Georgia


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Turkey

Approval Date: 2004

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: BARIŞ OTRUŞ

Supervisor: KAMURAN REÇBER

Abstract:

At this work, the sources that are interested in the power struggle over Transcaucasia are scanned. By this scanning, some questions like What is the strategic importance of the region?, What are the different dimensions of the power dispute on the region?, Which strategies are applied by the disputing states?, What is the main aim of these disputing states on the region? are tried to be answered. At the result of these searches, in addition to the questions above, also a strategic result is tried to be existed. This strategic result is based on the fact that USA will increase the affect on the region by the decreasing of Russia Federation's control on the Transcaucasian states. This thesis is tried to be proved on this work. The events and the evidences that support this thesis are emphasized and underlined at this research. In addition to these, the opinions that are claimed as the anti-thesis of this result are tried to be given on the work. As a conclusion, the power dispute on the region is considered by a historical similarity between the Cold War and the events seen today. So, the similar points between the global dispute on the Cold War and this dispute are tried to be given.