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Central Asia

Geopolitics, security and stability, 1st Edition

By Ajay Patnaik

Routledge India

256 pages

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Throughout history, Central Asia has formed an important strategic link between the East and the West and been described as thegreat pivot in the early-twentieth century. This book looks at the relations between the Central Asian states and major external powers. It shows how these nations have kept the fragile geopolitics of the region free of

Table of Contents

List of Tables. List of Abbreviations. Acknowledgement. Preface. 1. Geopolitics: Concept and Reality 2. Security concerns of Central Asian States 3. Energy Geopolitics in the Central Asia-Caspian region 4. Russia in Central Asia: The Geopolitical Balancer 5. Central Asian States and regional powers: China, Iran, Turkey and India 6. Central Asia: Regionalism and Regional Mechanisms 7. Regional stability: Challenges and Prospects 8. Conclusion Bibliography Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies