Economic and Geopolitical Perspectives of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eurasia

Economic and Geopolitical Perspectives of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eurasia

Oxana Karnaukhova (Southern Federal University, Russia), Alexandra Udovikina (Independent Researcher, Russia) and Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke LLC, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: June, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 323
ISBN13: 9781522532644|ISBN10: 1522532641|EISBN13: 9781522532651|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3264-4


The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is a regional organization that formed during the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. It has few supranational powers, but aims to be more than a purely symbolic organization, nominally possessing coordinating powers in the realm of trade, finance, lawmaking, and security. As such, it is vital to examine this region and its economic and geopolitical impacts on the world.

Economic and Geopolitical Perspectives of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eurasia is a vital research publication that explores the importance and influence of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eurasia in the twenty-first century. Highlighting a wide range of topics such as sovereign democracy, economic integration, and foreign policy, this book is geared toward business managers, economists, business professionals, entrepreneurs, business analysts, and researchers seeking current research on the effects of political organizations like the CIS on various regions.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Economic Integration
  • Foreign Policy
  • Globalization
  • Higher Education
  • Infrastructural Reform
  • Military Alliances
  • Political Cooperation
  • Sovereign Democracy

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Oxana Karnauhkova background includes degrees in Humanities – History, Psychology and Cultural Studies with an experience in interdisciplinary research in Intercultural Communications. My achievements in this field are proven through a number of projects, held in Russia and abroad, as well as in the publication list. When majoring in History, I concentrated on the problems of ethnic groups, power structures and state relationships. I was especially interested in psychology of intercultural communication, which became the focus of my graduate studies. Also, I have completed PhD program (Rostov State University, Russia), specializing in the field of Theory and History of Culture. My research projects have involved a combination of these subjects. My significant projects “Communicative strategies in multicultural regions” (Carnegie Fellowship Program, 2005-2006) and “Multiculturalism as the paradigm of the postcolonial development (the comparative analysis of the British and Russian models)” (Oxford Colleges Hospitality Scheme, 2006) were devoted to the problems of multiculturalism as cultural practice and social ideology and its transformations through time and regions.
Bryan Christiansen is the Chief Executive Officer of Tactical Systems, LLC in Indiana, USA. A former business lecturer at universities in Turkey, Russia, and the USA, he has traveled to 41 countries where he has conducted international business since 1985 in multiple languages and various industries with Global 500 firms and smaller. Christiansen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing at the University of the State of New York in 1996 and his MBA degree at Capella University in 2003. The author of 20 Reference books on business, economics, and psychology, he is currently working on his Doctor of Business Administration degree at Middlesex University in London, England and is expected to graduate in 2020.