Author(s): Halim NEZIHOGLU, Fatih Mehmet SAYIN
‘Eurasianism’ as a concept used among Russian political and intellectual circles refers to the reunion of post-soviet republics under the umbrella of Russia. This vision is welcomed by some Central Asian intellectuals as well. In spite of some insisting attempts for the realization of this vision by the Russian ruling elites, institutional integrative bids from above have become so far quite inefficient. By considering European integration process as an example, attempts for regional integration from below; that is, by the independent initiatives of the regional actors motivated by their own foreign policy objectives and interests might be an effective alternative.