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Alexander Cooley’s Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia

Marlene Laruelle, James Sherr, Mamuka Tsereteli, Kathryn Stoner, Andrew C. Kuchins, Erica Marat, S. Enders Wimbush and Alexander Cooley

In this book review roundtable, seven experts discuss Alexander Cooley’s Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia, followed by a response essay from the author. Download the full text PDF above or read the individual essays online at the links below.

Central Asia as a Case Study for a Multipolar World
Marlene Laruelle

How to Suborn Great Powers
James Sherr

Winners and Losers of Strategic Games in Central Asia
Mamuka Tsereteli

Old Games, New Rules? Great Powers in the New Central Asia
Kathryn Stoner

Why Washington Needs to Integrate the New Silk Road with the Pivot to Asia
Andrew C. Kuchins

Domestic Challenges, International Opportunities: Understanding Security Cooperation in Central Asia
Erica Marat

The Rules of Central Asia’s Games Are Changing
S. Enders Wimbush

Can We Change the Rules? External Actors and Central Asia Beyond 2014
Alexander Cooley