This book addresses the potential and limitations of the European Union Neighbourhood Policy in sustaining the expansion of the European security community towards the South Caucasus. The Caucasus' complex regional security dynamics are a hard test for regional security community building and showcase both the challenges of security provision through liberal reforms and integration and of the interaction between security communities and balance of power. The author begins by conceptualizing security community expansion and then considers the ENP through this perspective, before moving on to individual case studies on Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The book will appeal to both scholars and practitioners interested in European security, the European Union external action, and the post-Soviet space.
Licínia Simão is Assistant Professor in International Relations at the University of Coimbra and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, Portugal. Her research interests include foreign policy analysis and security studies, European Union external action, and the former-Soviet space.
Introduction.- Chapter 1. European Security Community expansion.- Chapter 2. The Neighbourhood Policy and the expansion of the European Security Community.- Chapter 3. Competing security logics in the South Caucasus.- Chapter 4. Breaking isolation: the Armenian choice for Europe?.- Chapter 5. Azerbaijan's balancing act: what role for the EU?.- Chapter 6. Georgian options for Euro-Atlantic integration.- Conclusions.