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Campus Only Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts



Second Department

International Relations

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Jordan Branch

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2022 David S Vardanian


The study aimed to assess Turkey's Neo-Ottoman influence on regional and global geopolitics concerning the Southern Caucasus Countries, particularly in contrast to the long-standing Russian influence. To achieve this aim of the study, three objectives were developed. The first objective was to assess the political importance of the South Caucasus to Turkish and Russian foreign policies. The second objective assessed foreign policy factors influencing Turkey's and Russia's conflicting views towards South Caucasus countries' territorial challenges at supranational level. The third objective was to assess the influence of Turkey's Neo-Ottoman foreign policy on its relations with the South Caucasus Countries. In terms of methodology, the study adopted a case study research design.

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