Offering a comprehensive overview of the security dynamics of an under-analyzed region of the world, Central Asia and South Caucasus, this volume contains contributions from leading experts who examine policies of the major players in the region including Russia, China, India, Iran and Turkey. The volume incorporates thematic chapters which detail economic and security analyses in the post-September 11th era. It will appeal to both the academic and reference audiences and to the broader scholarly market in the disciplines of foreign policy, international security, Eurasian studies, and peace and conflict studies.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction, Ariel Cohen; Conflict and cooperation in Central Asia after 9/11, Martin C. Spechler and Dina R. Spechler; Security threats and challenges in the Caucasus after 9/11, Svante E. Cornell; Yankees in the heartland: U.S. policy in Central Asia After 9/11, Ariel Cohen; Turkey's security relations in Central Asia, Ali M. Koknar; Russia and Iran since 9/11, Robert O. Freedman; China in Central Asia: the hegemon in waiting?, Stephen Blank; India's rising presence in Central Asia, Stephen Blank; Conclusions, Ariel Cohen; Index.