Ukraine-Azerbaijan relations: basic fields of cooperation, problems and prospects for development

Author(s):  D.A. Belashchenko, National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, dmi-belashhenko@yandex.ru

I.F. Shodzhonov, National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, shodzhonov@inbox.ru

Issue:  Volume 47, № 1

Rubric:  Topical issues of political science

Annotation:  The problem of interstate relations is one of the most discussed in the modern academic community. In the period following the collapse of the USSR, the region of the post-Soviet space and the new independent states occupied an important niche in the modern system of international relations. Ukraine and Azerbaijan have become influential actors whose policies have a significant impact on the development of regional processes in the post-Soviet space. The rapid development of this region and the growth of its geopolitical significance, coupled with the importance of the «Ukrainian» and «Azerbaijani» factors, play a decisive role in substantiating the relevance of the stated topic. The object of this study is the evolution of Ukrainian-Azerbaijani relations from 1991 to 2019. In the framework of the article, the authors consider the features of the formation and development of bilateral relations, the formation of key areas of cooperation, existing problems and contradictions, as well as prospects for further interaction between Ukraine and Azerbaijan. Particular attention is paid to cooperation in the framework of international organizations and programs (ODED-GUAM, «Eastern Partnership») and analysis of regional crisis processes (Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Ukrainian crisis, Crimea secession, conflict in the Donbass), which have a direct impact on the formation of the foreign policy of the states in relation to each other.

Keywords:  Azerbaijan, Ukraine, post-Soviet space, political elite, bilateral relations, diplomacy, ODED-GUAM, Eastern Partnership, Ukrainian crisis, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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DOI:  10.18413/2687-0967-2020-47-1-202-210

Reference to article:  Belashchenko D.A., Shodzhonov I.F. 2020. Ukraine-azerbaijan relations: basic fields of coopera-tion, problems and prospects for development. Via in tempore. History and political science, 47(1): 202–210 (in Russian). DOI