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Uzbekistan

September 2011

Great Games in Central Asia

S. Enders Wimbush

Edited Volumes and Chapters

The strategic dynamic created by the interplay of large powers—China, India, the U.S., and Russia—and the smaller, resource-rich Central Asian states is complex and constantly shifting. China’s robust economy and geographic position tilt the competition in its favor and offer opportunities available to no other actor. India is at a disadvantage, but its fortunes could change depending on its relationships with Russia and the U.S., growing demands for Indian technology, and a generational change in Central Asia that results in a greater appreciation for India’s democratic values. Russia remains the critical balancer in the Central Asian competition, and significant advantages will accrue to any future Russian partner.

September 2010

Politico-Economic and Radical Islamic Challenges to Democracy in Asia

Sumit Ganguly and Manjeet S. Pardesi

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter examines the prospects for democracy and democratization in Asia.

September 2009

Russia and the Global Crisis: Consequences of Delayed Reform

Steven E. Halliwell

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter examines the effect that the global financial crisis is having on Russia’s economy, internal stability, and foreign policy.

September 2008

Military Power Projection in Asia

Dennis C. Blair

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter examines the military power projection capabilities and policies of four major states in the Asia-Pacific region—the U.S., China, Japan, and India—and draws implications for the U.S.

September 2008

Mind the Gap: Russian Ambitions vs. Russian Reality

Eugene Rumer

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter reviews Russia's assertive return to the international arena and Moscow's strategy to build an international coalition to balance the U.S.

September 2007

Finding Balance: The Foreign Policies of Central Asia's States

Svante E. Cornell

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter studies the evolution of the foreign policies of Central Asia’s states, focusing on Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

September 2006

Trade, Energy, and Security in the Central Asian Arena

Dina R. Spechler and Martin C. Spechler

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter examines whether the economic structures, socio-political conditions, resources, and trade patterns of Central Asia are likely to generate significant regional or international conflict in the coming decade.

January 2006

Islamic Leaders in Uzbekistan

Eric McGlinchey

Articles

This report analyzes the degree to which Uzbekistan’s Islamic elite are loyal to the Uzbek government.

September 2005

Central Asia: Military Modernization and the Great Game

Kimberly Marten

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter examines military modernization in post-Soviet Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) and Afghanistan.

September 2004

Central Asia: State Building in the Face of Insurgent Islam

Gregory M. Gleason

Edited Volumes and Chapters

The moderate Muslim states of Central Asia have a critical role to play in the war on terrorism. Notwithstanding their importance, the establishment of U.S. bases, expanded U.S. aid programs, and the conduct of Operation Enduring Freedom has not been sensitive to these countries’ political agendas.

   

China's Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

In this new monograph, Nadège Rolland (NBR) examines the drivers and goals of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and argues that the initiative reflects Beijing’s desire to shape Eurasia according to its own worldview and unique characteristics.

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