THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT CORRIDOR “NORTH - SOUTH”: RETHINKING THE LANDSCAPE OF EURASIA (CASE OF AZERBAIJAN)

2019. 3, pp. 212-217

Kosov Gennady V. - D. Sc. (Policy), Professor, Pyatigorsk State University, kossov1@yandex.ru

Gukasov Arsen V. - Ph. D. (Policy), Associate Professor, Pyatigorsk State University, gukasov_arsen@pgu.ru

The article deals with the problems of the international transport corridor "North - South" in the context of the geopolitical, infrastructural and informational competition in the territory of Eurasia. Attention is focused on the foreign policy of modern Azerbaijan in the context of the “North - South” ITC problems. The authors argue that solving the issues of attracting investment outside the hydrocarbon sector, Azerbaijan has relied on the development of logistics and transport infrastructure, which will allow it to become a transit hub along the “West - East” and “North - South” lines, which in turn will allow to realize one of the most urgent foreign policy tasks maintaining its own strategic autonomy.

Key words: , , , , , , - , foreign policy, Azerbaijan, geopolitics, geoeconomics, Eurasian space, international political processes, international transport corridor "North - South"

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