Year 2019, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 3046 - 3063 2019-07-16

A Pragmatic Policy Case: Us-Azerbaijan Relations
Bir Pragmatist Politika Konusu: Abd-Azerbaycan İlişkileri

Mehmet Fatih Öztarsu [1]

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The collapse of the Soviet Union had changed the world politics in which the US has found opportunities for having a new type of foreign policy perspective. Newly independent countries became focal points of the US interests since some of them host significant energy resources. Azerbaijan as a country which suffered from a large-scale war became a target of the economy and energy-oriented policies. The US foreign policy approach towards Azerbaijan has been identified differently by various administrations. The country’s energy-rich position was the first priority for Clinton administration and after it became a geostrategically important state during Bush administration. It can be argued that the unstable world politics directly affected the position of Azerbaijan, and the US officials evaluated this country from different dimensions. Obama’s declining influence in the region was replaced by the Trump administration with a new perspective to balance Russia and Iran via the existence of Azerbaijan in the South Caucasus region. At the same time, this energy-rich area slightly becomes a scene of militarization. This article seeks to analyze the main determinants of the US foreign policy priorities in the relations with Azerbaijan since the early 1990s with unstable and changeable regional and global dynamics. For having a clear approach, governmental policies have been explained periodically with domestic and foreign policy issues as well as official statements of high-level policy-makers.

Sovyetler Birliği’nin dağılması dünya siyasetini değiştirmekle birlikte ABD’nin de yeni dış politika perspektifine kavuşmasına neden olmuştur. Birlik bünyesinde olup bağımsızlığına kavuşan yeni devletlerin bazıları zengin enerji kaynaklarına sahip olmalarından dolayı ABD’nin özel ilgisini çekmiştir. Büyük ölçekli bir savaş yaşamış olan Azerbaycan da ekonomi ve enerji bazlı politikaların hedef noktası haline gelmiştir. ABD dış politikasında Azerbaycan’ın yeri çeşitli hükümetler tarafından farklı şekillerde tanımlanmıştır. Ülkenin enerji konusundaki özel konumu Clinton yönetiminin politikaları için öncelik haline gelmiş ve sonrasında ise Bush yönetimi sürecinde ülke jeostratejik olarak önemli bir konuma ulaşmıştır. Dünya siyasetinin düzensizliğinin Azerbaycan’ın pozisyonunu doğrudan etkilediği ve ABD’nin bu ülkeyi farklı açılardan değerlendirdiği söylenebilir. Obama’nın bölgedeki azalan etkisi Trump yönetiminin Rusya ve İran’ı Azerbaycan üzerinden dengeleme girişimiyle değiştirilmiştir. Aynı zamanda enerji yönünden zengin olan bu bölge silahlanmaya da sahne olmaktadır. Bu makalede ABD’nin 1990’ların başından itibaren Azerbaycan’la ilişkilerindeki önceliklerini belirleyen unsurları dengesiz ve değişken bölgesel ve küresel dinamiklerle analiz etmeyi amaçlamaktadır. Yalın bir yaklaşıma sahip olmak için, hükümetlerin politikaları dönemsel olarak iç ve dış politika konularıyla ve yüksek seviyeli politika yapıcılarının resmi konuşmalarıyla açıklanmıştır.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-0451-5808
Author: Mehmet Fatih Öztarsu (Primary Author)
Institution: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Country: South Korea


Dates

Publication Date: July 16, 2019

Bibtex @research article { mjss532456, journal = {MANAS Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi}, issn = {1694-7215}, address = {Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University}, year = {2019}, volume = {8}, pages = {3046 - 3063}, doi = {10.33206/mjss.532456}, title = {A Pragmatic Policy Case: Us-Azerbaijan Relations}, key = {cite}, author = {Öztarsu, Mehmet Fatih} }
APA Öztarsu, M . (2019). A Pragmatic Policy Case: Us-Azerbaijan Relations. MANAS Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi, 8 (3), 3046-3063. DOI: 10.33206/mjss.532456
MLA Öztarsu, M . "A Pragmatic Policy Case: Us-Azerbaijan Relations". MANAS Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi 8 (2019): 3046-3063 <http://dergipark.org.tr/mjss/issue/47096/532456>
Chicago Öztarsu, M . "A Pragmatic Policy Case: Us-Azerbaijan Relations". MANAS Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi 8 (2019): 3046-3063
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ISNAD Öztarsu, Mehmet Fatih . "A Pragmatic Policy Case: Us-Azerbaijan Relations". MANAS Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi 8 / 3 (July 2019): 3046-3063. https://doi.org/10.33206/mjss.532456
AMA Öztarsu M . A Pragmatic Policy Case: Us-Azerbaijan Relations. MJSS. 2019; 8(3): 3046-3063.
Vancouver Öztarsu M . A Pragmatic Policy Case: Us-Azerbaijan Relations. MANAS Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi. 2019; 8(3): 3063-3046.