This is the only book since the fall of the Soviet Union to analyze the security of the newly emerged independent states in the strategically vital region of Central Asia and the Caucasus.
· Nearly 20 essays on vital topics such as the Islamic movement in Uzbekistan and NATO's Partnership for Peace program
· Separate chronologies for Central Asia and the Caucasus
· Current maps of this turbulent, fast-changing region
· A four-part, comprehensive bibliography organized by region
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From one perspective, Central Asia and the Caucasus are a powder keg. Their struggling, unstable nations that once made up the Soviet Union are either already embroiled in conflict or sliding rapidly toward it. Their region is oil-rich, dotted with U.S. military bases, and the countries are potentially important trading partners and allies for the United States. How will the future turn out?About the Author:
Hooman Peimani, PhD, is principal fellow at the Energy Studies Institute at the National University of Singapore.
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