Deploying a variety of theoretical frameworks and perspectives, the essays in this volume work together to shed light on both Eurasianism’s plasticity and contemporary weight, and examine how its tropes and discourses are appropriated, interpreted, modulated and deployed politically, by national groups, oppositional forces (left or right), prominent intellectuals, artists, and last but not least, government elites. In doing so, this collection addresses essential themes and questions currently shaping the Post-Soviet world and beyond.
Defining the ‘True’ Nationalism: Russian Ethnic Nationalists vs. Eurasianists, Igor Torbakov / 2. ‘What is more important: Blood or Soil?' Rasologiia contra Eurasianism, Mark Bassin / 3. Geopolitical Imagination and Popular Geopolitics, between the Eurasian Union and Russkii Mir, Irina Kotkina / Part II: The Cultural Politics of Eurasianism / 4. The Eurasian Symphony: Geopolitics and Utopia in Post-Soviet Alternative History, Mikhail Suslov / 5. Genghis Khan, the Golden Horde and Neo-Eurasianism in Russian Feature Films, Christine Engel / 6. Empires of the Mind: Eurasianism and Alternative History in Post-Soviet Russia, Konstantin Sheiko and Stephen Brown / Part III: “Project Eurasia” and Russia’s Foreign Policy / 7. When Eurasia looks East: Is Eurasianism Sinophile or Sinophobe?, Marlene Laruelle / 8. Eurasianism in Russian Foreign Policy? The Case of the Eurasian Economic Union, Gonzalo Pozo / 9. Aleksander Dugin’s Neo-Eurasianism and the Russian-Ukrainian War, Anton Shekhovtsov / 10. The Age of Eurasia?, Richard Sakwa / Part IV: Eurasianism beyond Russia / 11. Useful Eurasianism, or How the Eurasian Idea is Viewed from Tatarstan, Viktor Shnirel’man / 12. Strange Bedfellows: Turanism, Eurasianism and the Hungarian Radical Right, Balazs Trencsenyi / 13. Geopolitical Traditions in Turkey: Turkish Eurasianism, Emer Erşen / 14. Kazakhstani Neo-Eurasianism and Nazarbayev’s Anti-Imperial Foreign Policy, Luca Anceschi / 15. ‘The German in the Kremlin?’ The Rise and Fall of German Eurasianism, Ian Klinke
European Studies at Södertörn University in Stockholm.
Gonzalo Pozo teaches International Relations and Global Political Economy at the Department of Economic History, Stockholm University.