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Kyrgyzstan

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.

July 2011

Exploring Regime Instability and Ethnic Violence in Kyrgyzstan

Eric McGlinchey

Articles

This article explores the causes of Kyrgyzstan’s enduring political instability and periodic ethnic violence.

June 2011

One Year After Ethnic Riots in Kyrgyzstan: What Has Changed?

Eric McGlinchey

Policy Q&A

Central Asia scholar Eric McGlinchey, a National Asia Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at George Mason University describes current conditions in Kyrgyzstan as encouraging. Although some troubling factors still remain, the outlook for Kyrgyzstan has greatly improved since the 2010 riots. This Q&A builds on Dr. McGlinchey’s article in Asia Policy 12, “Exploring Regime Instability and Ethnic Violence in Kyrgyzstan.”

September 2010

Strategic Asia by the Numbers 2010-11

Strategic Asia by the Numbers

This appendix consists of fourteen tables covering politics, economies, trade and investment, energy and the environment, security challenges, and nuclear arms and proliferation. The data sets presented here summarize the critical trends in the region and changes underway in the balance of power in Asia.

September 2008

A Regional Approach to Afghanistan and Its Neighbors

S. Frederick Starr

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter considers U.S. policy toward Central Asia/Afghanistan.

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.

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.

   

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