Challenges of international security are better understood in the context of interaction between the interests of the external actors and domestic institutions. The state and nation building of the Caucasus took place under the complicated conditions of the competition for influence between the regional powers.
The analysis of the post-Soviet integration processes in the Caucasus led to the following conclusions:
The Post-Soviet security environment significantly affected the direction of integration, patterns of regional integration, building of institutions and survival of certain types of political elites.
The direction and nature of the integration of the states further shaped the type of...