Conflicts in Eurasia have been receiving significant attention in the last few years from political scien- tists and international relations scholars. The geographic area of Eurasia lies at the intersection of global and regional conflicts and coordination games. On the one hand, regional controversies in Eurasia often affect relations among the great powers on a global scale – for instance, Russia be- lieves it is engaged in a clash with the United States and its allies in post-Soviet Eurasia and that by ob- structing EU and US policies in its neighbourhood, Moscow not only protects its security interests but also precipitates the demise of the US-centric world order. On the other hand, global rivalries can either exacerbate tensions or facilitate negoti- ated solutions across Eurasia, mostly as a result of competitive behaviour among major powers in conflict mediation. Few scholars have focused on the negotiation process or brought together the whole variety of seemingly disparate yet comparable cases. This volume, edited by two global security experts – one from Canada and one from Russia – examines negotiations that continue after the “hot phase” of a conflict has ended and the focus becomes the search for lasting security solutions. Tug of War brings together conflict and security experts from Russia, Eurasia, and the West to tackle the over- arching question: how useful has the process of negotiation been in resolving or mitigating differ- ent conflicts and coordination problems in Eurasia, compared to attempts at exploiting or achieving a decisive advantage over one’s opponents? Fen Osler Hampson is the director of cigi’s Global Security & Politics Program and serves as Chancel- lor’s Professor at Carleton University. He is the co-author of Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online. Mikhail Troitskiy is associate professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, imares program professor at European University at St Petersburg, and senior associate at the Russian Academy of Sciences. 1 9 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 7 P O L I T I C A L S T U D I E S • S E C U R I T Y S T U D I E S Tug of War Negotiating Security in Eurasia edited by fen osler hampson and mikhail troitskiy A critical look at the major international dynamics that are at play in Eurasia affecting peace and prosperity in the region. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S CIGI Press November 2017 978-1-928096-58-0 $35.00A CDN, $35.00A US, £29.99 paper 978-1-928096-59-7 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 7 x 10 340pp eBook available