Calming the Ferghana Valley: Development and Dialogue in the Heart of Central Asia

Calming the Ferghana Valley: Development and Dialogue in the Heart of Central Asia

by Sam Nunn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870784145

ISBN-13: 9780870784149

Pub. Date: 12/28/1999

Publisher: The Century Foundation

Of all the regions of the former Soviet Union, Central Asia is potentially one of the most explosive and certainly one of the least understood. It is also growing rapidly in importance to U.S. national security, commercial, and foreign policy interests: it has vast oil, gas, gold, and other resources; it has become a source and transit route for narcotics and

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Of all the regions of the former Soviet Union, Central Asia is potentially one of the most explosive and certainly one of the least understood. It is also growing rapidly in importance to U.S. national security, commercial, and foreign policy interests: it has vast oil, gas, gold, and other resources; it has become a source and transit route for narcotics and possible nuclear and other materials; and it is affected by the fierce conflicts in Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Vast in size (larger than Eastern and Western Europe combined), and with a rapidly growing population of over 50 million people, it is marked by the persistence of relatively corrupt and authoritarian governments.

This report assesses the potential for conflict in Central Asia through the prism of one of its most volatile areas, the Ferghana Valley. Spanning parts of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, the Ferghana Valley is home to 20 percent of Central Asia's entire population. The region has recently experienced increasing religious and ethnic tensions--the further danger being that instability in the valley could spread more widely throughout Central Asia. The Ferghana Valley project of the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventive Action (CPA) has produced this report as the fourth volume in its series of Preventive Action Reports.

Sponsored by The Council on Foreign Relations and The Century Foundation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870784149
Publisher:
The Century Foundation
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Preventive Action Reports
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface: The Center for Preventative Action
Executive Summary
Pt. IMission and Recommendations1
1Mission to the Ferghana Valley3
2Preventing Conflict in the Ferghana Valley: Recommendations11
Pt. IISupporting Material31
3Background: Physical Setting and Historical Legacies33
4Social and Economic Tensions and Reforms59
5Political Factors97
6External Sources of Conflict and Stability119
App. AUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Proposal for a Ferghana Valley Development Programme, Draft Programme Outline139
App. BSoros Foundation - Kyrgyzstan, Ferghana Project,Bishkek 1998149
App. CCenter for Preventative Action, Ferghana Valley Working Group163
App. DCentral Asian Resources on the Internet169
App. ECenter for Preventative Action Advisory Board171
Notes175
Index187

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