Global Security Watch—Central Asia

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ABC-CLIO, Oct 21, 2010 - History - 225 pages

Global Security Watch—Central Asia is the first authoritative examination of the security issues affecting, and affected by, the region where Russia, South Asia, China, and the Middle East meet. The author provides a comprehensive account of the strategic importance and challenges facing Central Asia written for policymakers, students, researchers, and interested general readers alike.

Global Security Watch—Central Asia goes behind the scenes to explore both the internal factors and global influences affecting the stability of region and the nations that comprise it. Coverage includes the dynamics of each country's domestic politics, the allure of the region's natural resources, Central Asia's role in U.S./Russian relations, and the renewed focus on the region in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001.

 

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Contents

Historical and Contemporary Introduction to Military Security and Strategic Issues in Central Asia
1
Emergent Central Asian States and Security Issues
21
Islam Terrorism and Security in Central Asia
45
Energy and Water in Central Asia Resource Issues and Regional Stability
71
Drugs Migration and Human Trafficking
97
Relations with Russia the United States and China
117
Conclusion Quo Vadis Central Asia?
139
Biographies
145
Chronology
157
Documents
167
Maps
195
Glossary
203
Selected Bibliography
207
Index
213
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About the author (2010)

Reuel R. Hanks is professor of geography at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. His published works include ABC-CLIO's Uzbekistan: A Bibliographic Guide and Central Asia: A Global Studies Handbook.

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