Into Eurasia: Monitoring the EU's Central Asia Strategy

Into Eurasia: Monitoring the EU's Central Asia Strategy

By: Jos Boonstra (author), Michael Emerson (author), Nafisa Hasanova (contributor), Dr. Sebastien Peyrouse (contributor), Dr. Marlene Laruelle (contributor)Paperback

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The EU introduced its Strategy for Central Asia in 2007 to upgrade its cooperationwith the five states of the region: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Concerns over energy security and the war in Afghanistan dominated the political context at that time, but the strategy sought to take a broad and comprehensive approach, with priority actions addressing political dialogue, education, economic development, energy and transport links, human rights and the rule of law, drug trafficking, environmental sustainability, and water, among other concerns. This book offers the first assessment of this ambitious plan, undertaken by independent analysts from the EU and Central Asia. The roles of Russia, China, the United States, Turkey, Iran, and other major players, as well as the current state of politics and economics in the region, are all analyzed through the prism of the EU strategy.

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Michael Emerson is senior research fellow and program director for European foreign, security, and neighborhood policies at CEPS. Jos Boonstra is a senior researcher at the Fundacion para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Dialogo Exterior (FRIDE), Madrid, Spain. Nafisa Hasanova is coordinator of the EU-Central Asia Monitoring project based at CEPS. Marlene Laruelle and Sebastien Peyrouse are senior research fellows with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University's SAIS and the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm, Sweden.

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/05/2010
  • ISBN13: 9789290799665
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 143
  • ID: 9789290799665
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 9290799668

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