Министерство образования и науки Российской Федерации
ФГАОУ ВПО «УрФУ имени первого Президента России Б.Н.Ельцина»
Лямзин Андрей Валерьевич

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  • Regional organizations of the post-soviet area (CIS, SCO, CSTO, GUAM, US)

    Syllabus

    Overview. The course focuses on the study of regional organizations that have emerged after the collapse of the USSR. The course has three main objectives: 1) provide an information on the struggle between main international actors and the differences in development strategies in the post-soviet area; 2) give specific information about the structure of regional organizations and their areas; 3) and to give students the intellectual tools and inspiration to continue studying the post-soviet area.

    Lectures and reading materials. Attending and comprehending the required lectures and reading papers is the most essential part of the course. All students therefore are expected to view all lectures and read all assigned papers.

    Seminars. The seminars are organized and conducted by the course instructor. Student work will be assessed according to their attendance, preparation, and activity throughout the course.

    Assignments. For each week, with exception to the first and last, every student is required to write a short paper devoted to a specific question assigned by the instructor.

    Exams. There will be a final exam once the entire course is completed.

    Grading. The course grade will be determined by three factors: weekly papers (30 %), seminar participation (30 %), and final exam (40 %).

    Instructor: Andrey V. Lyamzin

REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS OF THE POST-SOVIET AREA

(CIS, SCO, CSTO, GUAM, US)

Instructor: Andrey V. Lyamzin

Course outline

 

Week 1 (October)

Lecture 1. Course Introduction 

Andrey V. Lyamzin

Lecture summary

Subject, purpose, objectives, chronological framework of the course. Regions of post-soviet area. The development of post-Soviet states after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Russia's foreign policy toward neighboring post-Soviet  countries and its stages.

Readings 

1. Лямзин А.В. Страны СНГ: основные направления сотрудничества. Екатеринбург, 2005.

2. Commonwealth of Indipendent States [Electronic resource] // Centro Studi sul Federalismo. 2012. URL: http://www.internationaldemocracywatch.org/index.php/commonwealth-of-indipendent-states

3. Khazanov A.M. After the USSR: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Politics in the Commonwealth of Independent States // The Virginia Quarterly Review. 1997. April 1.

4. Easter G.M. The Russian State in the time of  Putin // Post-Soviet Affairs. 2008. V. 24. № 3. P. 199–230.

5. Aron L. The Putin Doctrine. Russia's Quest to Rebuild the Soviet State  [Electronic resource] // Foreign Affairs. URL: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139049/leon-aron/the-putin-doctrine  

6. Eberstadt N. The Dying Bear Russia's Demographic Disaster  [Electronic resource]  // Foreign Affairs. URL:  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/136511/nicholas-eberstadt/the-dying-bear  

7. Birgerson S.M. After the Breakup of a Multi-Ethnic Empire: Russia, Successor States and Eurasian Security. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002.

Key terms

Post-soviet area, CIS

 

Week 2

Lecture 2. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

Andrey V. Lyamzin

Lecture summary

Institutional frameworks of the CIS: Creation Agreement, the Alma-Ata Protocol, the CIS Charter. Purposes and principles of the Commonwealth. Legal nature of the CIS, the absence of supranational authority. The organizational structure of the CIS.

Readings      

1. Лямзин А.В. Страны СНГ: основные направления сотрудничества. Екатеринбург, 2005.

2. Южный фланг СНГ. Центральная Азия – Каспий – Кавказ: возможности и вызовы для России. М., 2003.

3. Внешняя политика России: 1991–2000. Pro et Contra. 2001. Т. 6, № 1–2.   

4. Лузянин С.Г. Восточная политика Владимира Путина. Возвращение России на «Большой Восток» (2004–2008 гг.). М., 2007.

5. Caucasus Analytical Digest. 2009. N 4.  [Electronic resource] //  Länder-Analysen. 2014. URL:  http://www.laender-analysen.de/cad/pdf/CaucasusAnalyticalDigest04.pdf  

6. Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States [Electronic resource]  // Interstate Statistical Committee of the CIS. 2014. URL: http://www.cisstat.com/eng/    

7. Olcott M.B., Aslund A., Sherman W. Getting It Wrong: Regional Cooperation and the Commonwealth of Independent States.   Garnett Carnegie Endowment for Internat. Peace, 1999.

8. Shoemaker M.W. Russia and The Commonwealth of Independent States. Stryker Post, 2012.

 

Seminar 1. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

Andrey V. Lyamzin

Method of work – debate. Participants divides into three groups to prove their own point of view on each question in the list.

Discussion topics

1.   Institutional frameworks of the CIS.

2.   Purposes and principles of the Commonwealth.

3.   Legal nature of the CIS.

4.   The organizational structure of the CIS.

5.   Perspectives of the CIS.

Key terms

CIS, supranational authority

 

Week 3

Lecture 3. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

Andrey V. Lyamzin

Lecture summary

Regional integration processes: registration of the "Shanghai Five". Joining of Uzbekistan and the formation of the SCO. The institutional structure of the organization. Two stages of the SCO formation. China's interests in Central Asia. Russia's interests in Central Asia. Asian CIS countries and their interests in the SCO. SCO observer countries, their interests and problems of joining the organization. SCO as a bastion of global multipolarity.

Readings
        
1. Лузянин С.Г. Россия и Китай в Евразии. Международно-региональные изменения российско-китайского партнёрства. М., 2009.

2. Лямзин А.В. Страны СНГ: основные направления сотрудничества. Екатеринбург, 2005.

3. Южный фланг СНГ. Центральная Азия – Каспий – Кавказ: возможности и вызовы для России. М., 2003.

4. Внешняя политика России: 1991–2000. Pro et Contra. 2001. Т. 6, № 1–2. 

5. Лузянин С.Г. Восточная политика Владимира Путина. Возвращение России на «Большой Восток» (2004–2008 гг.). М., 2007.

6. ШОС пугает НАТО [Электронный ресурс] //  ООО «КМ онлайн». 1999–2014. URL: http://student.km.ru/view.asp?id=4BD4CBA669F042EAB8331FB653FC38FE&idrubr=5D21D4E03EB74A98AAA30F8F45C5E31E 

7. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation [Electronic resource] // Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. 2013. URL: http://www.sectsco.org/EN123/index.asp

8. Official website of SCO summit 2012 [Electronic resource]  // Official website of SCO summit 2012. URL: http://www.scosummit2012.org/english/

9. University SCO  [Electronic resource]  // University SCO. 2012. URL:  http://uni-sco.com   

10. Koldunova E. Russia to Push Forward SCO Economic Agenda [Electronic resource]   // МГИМО Университет МИД России. 2008-2014.  URL: http://www.mgimo.ru/news/experts/document235605.phtml 

11. Лузянин C. Китай в Центральной Азии: «Взаимный выигрыш» или экспансия? [Электронный ресурс] // МГИМО Университет МИД России. 2008-2014.  URL: http://www.mgimo.ru/news/experts/document236557.phtml

12. Singh Roy M. India's Options in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09700161.2012.689534?journalCode=rsan20#tabModule 

13. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Calls for Further Trade Interaction with Iran [Electronic resource]  // FARS news agency. 2013. URL:  http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9107156606 

14. Kotkin S. The Unbalanced Triangle.What Chinese-Russian Relations Mean for the United States [Electronic resource]   // Foreign Affairs. URL: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/65230/stephen-kotkin/the-unbalanced-triangle  

 

Seminar 2. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

Andrey V. Lyamzin

Method of work – Socratic seminar. Instructor ask everybody to check their acknowledge on the topics for discussion.

Discussion topics

1.  Regional integration processes: registration of the "Shanghai Five".

2.  China's interests in Central Asia.

3.  Russia's interests in Central Asia.

4.  Asian CIS countries and their interests in the SCO.

5.  SCO observer countries, their interests and problems of joining the organization.

6.  SCO as a bastion of global multipolarity.

Key terms

Shanghai Five, SCO, RATS

 

Week 4

Lecture 4. Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)

Andrey V. Lyamzin

Lecture summary

The reasons for the signing of the Treaty on Collective Security in 1992. Its creation and evolution. Extension of the agreement in 1999, the transformation in the CSTO Treaty (2002). Structure and functioning of the Organization. CSTO fight against international terrorism and drug trafficking. Plans and programs of action.

Readings

1. Захаров В.М. Военное строительство в государствах постсоветского пространства. М., 2011.

2. ОДКБ [Электронный ресурс] //  Организация Договора
о коллективной безопасности, 2014. URL: http://www.odkb-csto.org/

3. Козюлин В. Государства Центральной Азии: развитие вооруженных сил и перспективы военно-технического сотрудничества с Россией // Индекс безопасности. 2007. №3 (83), Т. 13. С. 41–60.

4. Лямзин А.В. Страны СНГ: основные направления сотрудничества. Екатеринбург, 2005.

5. Южный фланг СНГ. Центральная Азия – Каспий – Кавказ: возможности и вызовы для России. М., 2003.

6. Внешняя политика России: 1991–2000. Pro et Contra. 2001. Т. 6, № 1–2.   

7. Лузянин С.Г. Восточная политика Владимира Путина. Возвращение России на «Большой Восток» (2004-2008 гг.). М., 2007.

8. Bobo L. Axis of Convenience: Moscow, Beijing, and the New Geopolitics. Brookings Institution Press, 2009.

9. Peimani H. Conflict and security in Central Asia and the Caucasus. ABC-CLIO, 2009.

10. Rumer E.B., Trenin D.V., Zhao H., Sharpe M.E. Central Asia: views from Washington, Moscow, and Beijing. 2007.

 

Seminar 3. Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)

Andrey V. Lyamzin

Method of work – Socratic seminar. Instructor ask everybody to check their acknowledge on the topics for discussion.

Discussion topics

1.  The reasons for the signing of the Treaty on Collective Security in 1992.

2.   Structure and functioning of the Organization.

3.  CSTO fight against international terrorism and drug trafficking.

4.  Plans and programs of action.

Key terms

CSTO, drug trafficking

 

Week 5

Lecture 5. GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development

Andrey V. Lyamzin

Lecture summary

The emergence of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM in 1997, its sponsors, goals and objectives. The structure, composition and evolution of development stages.

Readings         

1. Лямзин А.В. Страны СНГ: основные направления сотрудничества. Екатеринбург, 2005.

2. Южный фланг СНГ. Центральная Азия – Каспий – Кавказ: возможности и вызовы для России. М., 2003.

3. Внешняя политика России: 1991–2000. Pro et Contra. 2001. Т. 6, № 1–2.   

4. Лузянин С.Г. Восточная политика Владимира Путина. Возвращение России на «Большой Восток» (2004–2008 гг.). М., 2007.

5. GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development [Electronic resource]  // GUAM. 2013. URL: http://guam-organization.org/  

6. TRACECA [Electronic resource]  // TRACECA. 2014. URL: http://www.traceca-org.org/en/home/

7. Foreign Relations of Uzbekistan: Guam Organization for Democracy and Economic Development, Cia Activities in Uzbekistan. General Books, 2010.

8. Foreign Relations of Moldov: Guam Organization for Democracy and Economic Development, Visa Requirements for Moldovan Citizens. General Books, 2010.

9. Manōlē P. Dynamics of Black Sea Subregionalism. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012.

 

 

Seminar 4. GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development

Andrey V. Lyamzin

Method of work – Socratic seminar. Instructor ask everybody to check their acknowledge on the topics for discussion.

Discussion topics

1.    The emergence of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM in 1997, its sponsors, goals and objectives.

2.    The structure, composition and evolution of development stages.

3.    Perspectives of the Organization  development.

Key terms

GUAM, TRACECA

 

 Week 6

Lecture 6. Union State of Russia and Belarus (US)

Andrey V. Lyamzin

Lecture summary

Political and economic conditions of rapprochement between Russia and Belarus. Stages of association. Creation of the Union State in the 1999 constitution. The problems of having a single currency and central bank for unification. Obstacles preventing further convergence.

Readings

1. Лямзин А.В. Страны СНГ: основные направления сотрудничества. Екатеринбург, 2005.

2. Внешняя политика России: 1991–2000. Pro et Contra. 2001. Т. 6, № 1–2.   

3. Yakovlev Golani H. "Two Decades of the Russian Federation’s Foreign Policy in the Commonwealth of Independent States: The Cases of Belarus and Ukraine" [Electronic resource]  // The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 2014. URL: http://www.ef.huji.ac.il/publications/Yakovlev Golani.pdf   

4. Шишкина O. Конкуренция России и ЕС как ключевых внешнеполитических партнеров Беларуси, Молдовы, Украины [Электронный ресурс] // МГИМО Университет МИД России. 2008-2014.  URL: http://www.mgimo.ru/news/experts/document235946.phtml  

5. Russian-belarusian Integration: Playing Games Behind the Kremlin Walls. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006.

6. Ambrosio T. Authoritarian Backlash (Epub) Russian Resistance to Democratization in the Former Soviet Union. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2013.

 

Seminar 5. Union State of Russia and Belarus (US)

Andrey V. Lyamzin

Method of work – debate. Participants divides into three groups to prove their own point of view on each question in the list.

Discussion topics

1.  Political and economic conditions of rapprochement between Russia and Belarus.

2.  Stages of association.

3.  Obstacles preventing further convergence.

Key terms

Union State

Week 7

Lecture 7. Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC)

Andrey V. Lyamzin

Lecture summary

The emergence of the Customs Union (CU) in 1995, the membership, its positive and negative features. Convert CU to EAEC in 2000, Structure and stages of development of the organization. The signing of a Customs Union in 2010.

Readings

1. Лямзин А.В. Страны СНГ: основные направления сотрудничества. Екатеринбург, 2005.

2. Южный фланг СНГ. Центральная Азия – Каспий – Кавказ: возможности и вызовы для России. М., 2003.

3. Внешняя политика России: 1991–2000. Pro et Contra. 2001. Т. 6, № 1–2. 

4. Лузянин С.Г. Восточная политика Владимира Путина. Возвращение России на «Большой Восток» (2004–2008 гг.). М., 2007.

5. Regional Trade Integration and WTO Accession: Which is the Right Sequencing? An Application to the CIS. International Monetary Fund, 2005.

6. Beyond Great Powers and Hegemons: Why Secondary States Support, Follow, or Challenge. Stanford University Press, 2012.

 

Seminar 6. Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC)

Andrey V. Lyamzin

Method of work – Socratic seminar. Instructor ask everybody to check their acknowledge on the topics for discussion.

Discussion topics

1.  The emergence of the Customs Union (CU) in 1995, its positive and negative features.

2.  Structure and stages of development of the organization.

3.  The signing of a Customs Union in 2010 (problems and perspectives).

Key terms

EAEC



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