Engaging Central Asia: The European Union's New Strategy in the Heart of Eurasia

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The European Union has identified strengthening its engagement with the states and societies of Central Asia as a major priority. In this volume, leading experts from Europe, North America, and Central Asia explore the challenges for the EU as it seeks to increase its influence in a region that is rich in energy resources but faces growing geopolitical rivalries and is home to some of the world's most authoritarian regimes. The authors identify the key issues for the EU in respect to each of the five states of ...

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Overview

The European Union has identified strengthening its engagement with the states and societies of Central Asia as a major priority. In this volume, leading experts from Europe, North America, and Central Asia explore the challenges for the EU as it seeks to increase its influence in a region that is rich in energy resources but faces growing geopolitical rivalries and is home to some of the world's most authoritarian regimes. The authors identify the key issues for the EU in respect to each of the five states of the region: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. They also examine the complex and interrelated issues of security, energy, democratization, regional cooperation, and economic reform in Central Asia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789290797074
  • Publisher: Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil J. Melvin is a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels. He has previously held posts at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the London School of Economics.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction Neil J. Melvin Melvin, Neil J. 1

2 Security Challenges in Central Asia: Implications for the EU's Engagement Strategy Daniel Kimmage Kimmage, Daniel 9

3 Democratisation and Human Rights in Central Asia: Problems, Development Prospects and the Role of the International Community Eugheniy Zhovtis Zhovtis, Eugheniy 20

4 The ED and Kazakhstan: Is the pursuit of energy and security cooperation compatible with the promotion of human rights and democratic reforms? Bhaona Dave Dave, Bhaona 43

5 The ED and Uzbekistan: Where to go from here? Michael Hall Hall, Michael 68

6 Turkmenistan and the EU: Contexts and Possibilities for Greater Engagement Michael Denison Denison, Michael 81

7 Tajikistan and the EU: From Post-Conflict Reconstruction to Critical Engagement Matteo Fumagalli Fumagalli, Matteo 105

8 A View from the Region Nargis Kassenoua Kassenoua, Nargis 122

9 The European Union's Strategic Role in Central Asia Neil J. Melvin Melvin, Neil J. 137

Annex 1 Mandate of the EU Special Representative for Central Asia 152

Annex 2 Extension of the Mandate of the EU Special Representative for Central Asia 156

Annex 3 The European Union and Central Asia: Strategy for a New Partnership 162

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