by Eugene B. Rumer, Central Asia Views From Washington Moscow And Beijing Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Central Asia Views From Washington Moscow And Beijing book, The disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 rapidly and irrevocably transformed Central Asia's political landscape. This region of five sovereign states with a population of some fifty million people quickly became a major focus of interest and influence for competing poles of power. The eminent contributors to this volume offer a four-part analysis of the region's new importance in world affairs. Rajan Menon examines the place of Central Asia in a global perspective. Eugene Rumer considers the perspective of the post-9/11 United States. Dimitri Trenin looks at the region from the standpoint of traditional hegemon Russia. Huasheng Zhao provides the view from economic superpower-in-the-making China.
by Michael Staack, Asiens Aufstieg In Der Weltpolitik Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Asiens Aufstieg In Der Weltpolitik book, Der wirtschaftliche und politische Aufstieg Asiens, besonders seiner wichtigsten Mächte China und Indien, verändert die Welt. Geht durch diese Entwicklung die 500jährige Vorherrschaft des Westens in der internationalen Politik zu Ende? Nach aktuellen Prognosen könnte China die US-amerikanische Volkswirtschaft um das Jahr 2030 überholen, Indien in der Mitte des 21. Jahrhunderts. Die erfolgreichen Staaten in Asien haben auch die Weltfinanzkrise besser überstanden als die meisten westlichen Mächte und dadurch an Attraktivität gewonnen. Mit dem ökonomischen Erfolg sind gerade China und Indien zusätzliche Ressourcen zugewachsen, die eine verstärkte politische Einflussnahme ermöglichen. Beide Mächte wollen die internationale Ordnung aktiv mitgestalten, beide beanspruchen eine führende Rolle in der entstehenden multipolaren Welt. Zwanzig Jahre nach dem Ende des Ost-West-Konflikts befindet sich die Welt erneut in einem fundamentalen Umbruch, der sich zudem mit großer Geschwindigkeit vollzieht und sicherheitspolitische Risiken beinhaltet. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes greifen die dynamischen Veränderungsprozesse auf und nehmen eine analytische Einordnung vor – ein unverzichtbarer Beitrag zum Verständnis internationaler Machtverhältnisse. Aus dem Inhalt: Michael Staack: Multipolarität und Multilateralismus als Strukturen der neuen Weltordnung Sven Bernhard Gareis: Auf dem Sprung zur Weltmacht? Chinas außenpolitische „Grand Strategy“ Franco Algieri: Zwischen Beziehungsverdichtung und systemisch-konzeptionellen Trennlinien: ausgewählte Aspekte europäischer Chinapolitik Yu-ru Lian: Eine „Natürliche Partnerschaftsbeziehung“ zwischen China und Deutschland Heinz Nissel: Indien: eine Regionalmacht und ihre geo-politischen Interessen Christian Wipperfürth: Russland zwischen dem Westen und China August Pradetto: Autokratische Souveränität und strategische Konkurrenz: Zentralasien und die Weltmächte Gunther Hauser und Gerald Brettner-Messler: Asiens Aufstieg in der Weltpolitik – ein Ausblick
by Stephen Blank, Central Asian Security Trends Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Central Asian Security Trends book, The war in Afghanistan has added considerably to the strategic significance of Central Asia due to its proximity to the conflict. Moreover, the continuation of the war increasingly involves the vital interests of many other actors other than the U.S. and NATO forces currently there. This monograph, taken from SSI's conference ("Contemporary Issues in International Security") with European and Russian scholars in 2010, provides a comprehensive analysis of the means and objectives of Russia's involvement in Central Asia. It provides Russian perspectives concerning the other actors in Central Asia and how Moscow views the policy significance of those efforts, and a French analysis of the strategic situation evolving there. For obvious reasons: the war in Afghanistan, proximity to major global actors, large energy holdings, and for less obvious reasons, i.e., that possibility that domestic instability in one or more of these states could spread to other Muslim states as we now see in the Arab revolutions of 2011, Central Asia is an increasingly important and interesting region.
by Charles E. Ziegler, Civil Society And Politics In Central Asia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Civil Society And Politics In Central Asia book, The five Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan constitute an area of increasing importance in global politics. The region currently serves as the main route for transporting American and NATO supplies and personnel into Afghanistan. Its Turkic Muslim peoples share ethnic and religious roots with China's Uighurs in neighboring Xinjiang, where some Uighurs have connections to the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, fueling Beijing's already acute fears of terrorism and separatism. Perhaps most importantly, the Caspian basin holds immense reserves of oil and natural gas. Countries rich in hydrocarbons—like Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—can benefit greatly from this wealth, but often they must rely on foreign companies (usually backed by foreign governments) to develop these resources. Revolts in Kyrgyzstan (in 2005 and 2010) and Uzbekistan (in 2005); Tajikistan's civil war (in the 1990s); and continued terrorist incidents (2010–2011), strikes, and suicide bombings in Kazakhstan (in 2011) have contributed to concerns about stability in the region. In Civil Society and Politics in Central Asia, a prominent group of scholars assesses both the area's manifold problems and its emerging potential, examining the often uneasy relationship between its states and the societies they govern. A meticulously in-depth study, the volume demonstrates the fascinating cultural complexity and diversity of Central Asia. Small, landlocked, and surrounded by larger powers, Central Asian nations have become adept at playing their neighbors against each other in order to maximize their own abilities to maneuver. The essays in this book look beyond the surface of Central Asian politics to discover the forces that are working for political change and continuity in this critical region of the world.
by Oktay F. Tanrisever, Afghanistan And Central Asia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Afghanistan And Central Asia book, Papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop entitled as "NATO, the Fight against International Terrorism in Afghanistan and Security Situation in Central Asia since 9/11," held at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey between April 10-11, 2011.
by David B.H. Denoon, China The United States And The Future Of Central Asia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download China The United States And The Future Of Central Asia book, The first of a three-volume series on the interaction of the US and China in different regions of the world, China, the United States, and the Future of Central Asia explores the delicate balance of competing foreign interests in this resource-rich and politically tumultuous region. Editor David Denoon and his internationally renowned set of contributors assess the different objectives and strategies the U.S. and China deploy in the region and examine how the two world powers are indirectly competitive with one another for influence in Central Asia. While the US is focused on maintaining and supporting its military forces in neighboring states, China has its sights on procuring natural resources for its fast-growing economy and preventing the expansion of fundamentalist Islam inside its borders. This book covers important issues such as the creation of international gas pipelines, the challenges of building crucial transcontinental roadways that must pass through countries facing insurgencies, the efforts of the US and China to encourage and provide better security in the region, and how the Central Asian countries themselves view their role in international politics and the global economy. The book also covers key outside powers with influence in the region; Russia, with its historical ties to the many Central Asian countries that used to belong to the USSR, is perhaps the biggest international presence in the area, and other countries on the region’s periphery like Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, and India have a stake in the fortunes and future of Central Asia as well. A comprehensive, original, and up-to-date collection, this book is a wide-ranging look from noted scholars at a vital part of the world which is likely to receive more attention and face greater instability as NATO forces withdraw from Afghanistan.
by N. Godehardt, The Chinese Constitution Of Central Asia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Chinese Constitution Of Central Asia book, China's commitments in Central Asia illustrate how regional foreign policy works and how long-standing principles of Chinese foreign policy might be revised in the near future. China's rise has 'moved' Asia, which is why it seems that what we have traditionally regarded as the geographic and political scope of Asia might actually considerably change in the near future. Nadine Godehardt gives crucial insights into the Chinese expert discourse on Central Asia - analyzing how Chinese experts define Central Asia when they talk and write about policy issues related to China's immediate Western neighbourhood. In this context, she gives an inside perspective on Chinese voices whose meanings are rarely examined in Chinese International Relations studies.