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Crossroads and Conflict : Security and Foreign Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia - Gary K. Bertsch

Crossroads and Conflict

Security and Foreign Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia

By: Gary K. Bertsch (Editor), Cassady B. Craft (Editor), Scott A. Jones (Editor), Michael D. Beck (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd December 1999
ISBN: 9780415922746
Number Of Pages: 328

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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 looks at the challenges faced by these countries and examines the possibilities for future peace and prosperity in the region.

"A number of the selections make recommendations about possible means of ameliorating some specific areas of conflict. This is a useful compendium for students of international relations.." -CHOICE, September 2000, ISSN 0009S4978

Acronymsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Foreign Policy Development in the Southern Tier
The Evolution of the Foreign Policy of the Transcaucasian Statesp. 25
Regional Security Prospects in the Caucasusp. 48
Turkish Strategic Interests in the Transcaucasusp. 55
Trends of Strategic Thinking in Georgia: Achievements, Problems, and Prospectsp. 66
U.S. Political Activism in Central Asia: The Case of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistanp. 75
Emerging Political Order in the New Caspian States: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistanp. 90
Conflict in the Caucasus and Central Asian Regions: Oil, Secession, and Questions of Outside Intervention
Nato Expansion and Implications for Southern Tier Stabilityp. 129
Conflicts, Caspian Oil, and Nato: Major Pieces of the Caucasus Puzzlep. 140
No War, No Peace in the Caucasus: Contested Sovereignty in Chechnya, Abkhazia, and Karabakhp. 152
A New Cycle of Instability in Georgia: New Troubles and Old Problemsp. 188
Toward a Solution: Stemming the Flow of Weapons and Controlling Trade as a Policy Tool in the Southern Tier
Developing Nonproliferation Export Controls in Georgia in the Context of the Emerging Eurasian Transportation Corridorp. 207
Reconciling Disparate Views on Caucasus Security: Nonproliferation at a Vital Crossroadsp. 226
Perspectives on Security in Kazakhstanp. 240
Security Challenges for Kyrgyzstanp. 256
Notesp. 271
About the Contributorsp. 307
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9780415922746
ISBN-10: 0415922747
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 2nd December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1