Project ESR 2: Comparative Analysis of the Role of Identity in Indian, Turkish and Russian Foreign Security Policies

Starting from the assumption that both international and regional dynamics shape the emergence of regional powers in a multipolar world order, this project is interested in how individual states respond to this changing environment. It comparatively analyses the influence of the ideas, principles and values that frame and shape the goals, strategies, rights and responsibilities of three selected regional powers. The project particularly asks if and how these states strive to create security communities, through what processes their zones of influence are defined and what happens when these zones overlap. This results in a comparison of the rising powers’ self- definitions, other actors’  expectations about their foreign security policies, and their role in regional stability and security.

Middle East Technical University