Regional integration in Eurasia

Readers of this volume will read about regional integration in emerging Eurasia, this publication can offer much more than that. Not only does it present the integration aspects of the emerging world order, but the authors illuminate the driving forces of the processes that prevail in our modern world and the trends of our time. They discuss issues that reflect important questions and have received less attention in domestic academic life, but if they have been discussed before, it is certainly not from the perspective of the so-called Eurasian concept. Overall, the studies included in the book provide a modern, relevant, and high-quality account of contemporary Eurasian affairs, after studying which the issues discussed in the volume can be seen in a completely different light.

The studies in the book deal with topics such as „Theories and Ideas on Implementation Options of the Regional Integration in Eurasia” by Márk Recskó, in which the author examines and briefly summarizes the past and present sources of Eurasian integration. He also mentions the European Union and other similar integration attempts as the strongest current example of integration, and also pays special attention to studies related to Russia, as the largest country in the region is an inevitable player due to its geographical size.

In his work „Dugin, Iran, and the EAEU: Understanding Russian-Iranian Relations Under a Neo-Eurasianist Perspective,” Leonardo Zanatta examines Russian-Iranian relations by interpreting the geostrategic theories of Alexander Dugin. The author describes how Dugin, focusing on the importance of the Eurasian foundations of the Russian state, calls on Moscow not only to reunite the territories of the former Soviet Union but also to create a network of alliances that would strengthen its leading role on the Eurasian continent.

In her study, „Riot or Regime-Change Attempt in Kazakhstan: Causes and Consequences,” Madina Igibayeva discusses the protests that began in Kazakhstan on January 2, 2022, and explains that the economic demands of the protesters were replaced over time by political demands. She also discusses the reasons and consequences of the demonstrations.

In his article entitled „The Central European Initiative an Italian Approach to Geoeconomic Influence,” Ádám Sashalmi examines the circumstances of multilateral cooperation, its geopolitical and geoeconomic function. We learn that behind the establishment of the initiative was Italy’s desire to influence the region and exclude rival powers, especially Germany. In addition, the intention was to obtain favorable economic positions and markets for Italian companies.

Tárik Meszár, in his study „The Growing Cooperation Between Iraq and China,” examines the Iraqi aspects of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the growing cooperation between Iraq and China He explains that China has become an important factor throughout the Middle East, paying special attention not only to the Arab Gulf states but also to other resource-rich nations like Iraq. We learn that the Arab country in the Middle East has a non-negligible share of China’s oil imports and will become a very important LNG supplier in the future through joint gas field development projects.

In her paper „Women’s Representation in Politics: A Comparison Study Between Women’s Participation in Politics in Palestine & Hungary”, Abusalha Sirin states that promoting gender equality and empowering women is an important goal and that women’s participation in decision-making is one of the most important factors for success. indicator. According to the author, it is important to understand the factors that influence women’s representation in communities and decision-making positions.

We are very grateful for the support of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB, the central bank of Hungary) and the John von Neumann University, without them this volume would not have been possible.

We hope that this book will be considered a valuable contribution to the understanding of regional integration in Eurasia and the growing importance of Eurasia in our world.

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