Crossroads and Conflict: Security and Foreign Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia [NOOK Book]

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The world's second largest reserves of petroleum lie beneath the land-locked Caspian Sea, making the Caucasus of vital importance to both regional and global economic and security interests. This book brings together experts from the US, Russia and the Caucasus to examine the issues of conflict, foreign policy tradeoffs, and security in the region. It takes into account the geopolitical factors, Western and Russian involvement, and the interaction between domestic and external pressures. Crossroads and Conflict ...
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Crossroads and Conflict: Security and Foreign Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia

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Overview

The world's second largest reserves of petroleum lie beneath the land-locked Caspian Sea, making the Caucasus of vital importance to both regional and global economic and security interests. This book brings together experts from the US, Russia and the Caucasus to examine the issues of conflict, foreign policy tradeoffs, and security in the region. It takes into account the geopolitical factors, Western and Russian involvement, and the interaction between domestic and external pressures. Crossroads and Conflict looks at the challenges faced by these countries and examines the possibilities for future peace and prosperity in the region.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136684524
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 328
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Gary K. Bertsch is University Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) at the University of Georgia. He is co-editor of Arms on the Market: Reducing the Risk of Proliferation in the Former Soviet Union (Routledge, 1998). Cassady Craft is co-director of IntaLab-International Affairs Laboratory in Oklahoma City and author of Weapons for Peace, Weapons for War: The Effects of Arms Transfers on War Outbreak, Involvement, and Outcomes (Routledge, 1999). Scott A. Jones is Research Associate at CITS where he leads a project on surplus arms. Michael D. Beck is Assistant Director and Senior Research Associate at CITS.

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Table of Contents

Acronyms
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Foreign Policy Development in the Southern Tier
1 The Evolution of the Foreign Policy of the Transcaucasian States 25
2 Regional Security Prospects in the Caucasus 48
3 Turkish Strategic Interests in the Transcaucasus 55
4 Trends of Strategic Thinking in Georgia: Achievements, Problems, and Prospects 66
5 U. S. Political Activism in Central Asia: The Case of Kyrgystan and Uzbekistan 75
6 Emerging Politcal Order in the New Caspian States: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan 90
Pt. 2 Conflict in the Causcasus and Central Asian Regions: Oil, Secession, and Questions of Outside Intervention
7 NATO Expansion and Implications for Southern Tier Stability 129
8 Conflicts, Caspian Oil, and NATO: Major Pieces of the Caucasus Puzzle 140
9 No War, No Peace in the Caucasus: Contested Sovereignty in Chechnya, Abkhazia, and Karabakh 152
10 A New Cycle of Instability in Georgia: New Troubles and Old Problems 188
Pt. 3 Toward a Solution: Stemming the Flow of Weapons and Controlling Trade as a Policy Tool in the Southern Tier
11 Developing Nonproliferation Export Controls in Georgia in the Context of the Emerging Eurasian Transportation Corridor 207
12 Reconciling Disparate Views on Caucasus Security: Nonproliferation at a Vital Crossroads 226
13 Perspectives on Security in Kazakhstan 240
14 Security Challenges for Kyrgyzstan 256
Notes 271
About the Contributors 307
Index 309
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