Eastern Partnership Countries on the Crossroads of the Eurasian Integration Processes
Study by Ruben Elamiryan
This article focuses on the analysis of geopolitical and geostrategic essence of the following integration projects: Eastern Partnership Program (EaP) of the European Union, Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), and Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). I argue that as the six Eastern Partnership countries are geographically and geopolitically situated on the cross-roads of these projects, they should become the “bridge” of cooperation and dialogue among them. From this perspective, the main research goal is to understand the essence of each integration project separately. The actor and interest analysis will allow the main declared and latent goals of the above-mentioned Eurasian integration projects to be revealed. At the same time, the article aims to reveal and understand foreign policy priorities of the Eastern Partnership participant countries within the framework of globalization and Eurasian regionalization.