Alignment with the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy in the Southern Caucasus
Autor(en): Sebastian Mayer
Herausgeber: Iris Kempe, Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim Perovic, Lili Di Puppo, Hans Gutbrod
Serie: Caucasus Analytical Digest (CAD)
Verlag(e): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich; Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen; Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University
This article deals with the EU's provision for Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) alignment, a procedure by which a number of governments from the EU's European Neighborhood Policy program may support previously adopted CFSP documents. Although they lack the possibility to join the EU and are unable to shape the substance of the CFSP, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan do make use of CFSP alignment, albeit with considerable variance. The article illustrates and attempts to explain the patterns of policy alignment by accounting for a number of key factors.