Central Asia: Views from Washington, Moscow, and Beijing
Views from Washington, Moscow, and Beijing
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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction: Central Asia in the Twenty-First Century, Rajan Menon; 1. The United States and Central Asia: In Search of a Strategy, Eugene Rumer; 2. Russia and Central Asia: Interests, Policies, Prospects, Dmitri Trenin; 3. Central Asia in China's Diplomacy, Huasheng Zhao; Index; About the Authors.
Eugene Rumer, Dmitri Trenin, Huasheng Zhao, Rajan Menon