Call for Chapters for Edited Book on Quo Vadis South Caucasus: New Realities and Security Challenges

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Call for Papers
January 26, 2021 to December 29, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Contemporary History, Diplomacy and International Relations, Peace History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies, Military History

We would like to invite you to contribute a chapter in an edited book focused on new realities following the second Karabakh War between Azerbaijan and Armenia, which resulted with Azerbaijan’s military victory.


A new publication aims not to discuss historical background of the security challenges in the South Caucasus but to forecast and contribute to the existed literature on new realities from a broader perspective. This volume aims to generate an exchange of ideas and insights between academics and professionals on the geopolitical changes and new security challenges in the South Caucasus region. The aim is not just limited to examine the role of regional actors’ interests in the region, but also to analyze difficulties and obstacles faced by non-regional states’ in their foreign policies in the South Caucasus following the Second Karabakh War. We welcome chapters on any aspect of this theme.


This volume is divided into three parts.  The first part deals with the discussion on Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict itself, especially the involved parties’ foreign policies on the eve of the Second Karabakh Conflict. It then attempts to set out to justify the states’ responsibilities, with aim to understand the background of realities which took to the Second Karabakh War after 26 years?


The second part deals with exploring the regional and non-regional actors’ foreign policies with regards to the new security challenges in the South Caucasus.


The third part aims to analyze the new realities in the region and forecast how the South Caucasus would look like in the next ten years.


The editors welcome scholarly submissions from academic and researchers in the field of International Politics, International Law, Security Studies, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies and etc.


Please consult the list of topics below in line with the above three parts and submit a 300-word abstract of your proposed paper to on or before February 28, 2021. You will receive notifications of acceptance of abstracts before March 10, 2021.


If your proposal is accepted, you will be requested to submit a complete essay on or before June 20, 2021. Papers must be original and should not be previously published or simultaneously been reviewed elsewhere for publication. All manuscripts will be subject to a blind peer-review process before they are accepted for publication.


More details on the paper submission process will be provided once your proposal has been accepted. The editor has an agreement in principle with one of well-known international publishing house to have this book published by the end of 2021. For any further inquiries, do not hesitate to contact the editor. Papers can reflect one of the sub-themes below, or anything that is relevant to the main theme of the book.


The Second Karabakh War

Existence of the OSCE Minsk Group

New Security Challenges

Frozen Conflicts in the region

Russia’s foreign policy in the South Caucasus

Russia’s Peacekeeping Mission in Azerbaijan

Turkey’s foreign policy in the South Caucasus

Iran’s foreign policy in the South Caucasus

USA’s foreign policy in the South Caucasus

EU’s foreign policy in the South Caucasus

Israel’s foreign policy in the South Caucasus

New Economic Cooperation Opportunities in the South Caucasus

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Dr. Elnur Ismayil, Lecturer in International Relations Department, 29 Mayis University (Turkey), Senior Researcher in International Politics, Security, Foreign Policy, Terrorism Studies

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