Conflict and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus by Hooman Peimani

By Hooman Peimani

This insightful paintings maps out the chances and risks that lie forward for the international locations of significant Asia and the Caucasus. The booklet analyzes the present safeguard scenario and clarifies its old context, making a choice on the criteria that experience formed the safety of those younger countries on account that their independence. It additionally examines the parameters—political, financial, ethnic, strength, and military—that will come to a decision the safety of the quarter within the future.The book's writer tells the total tale at the back of the headlines whilst he discusses, for instance, the true reason behind the "wine conflict" of 2006, whilst Russia banned imports of Georgian wine for "health reasons," or while explaining the impression of the increasing American presence—both political and military—after September eleven. clash and protection in significant Asia and the Caucasus is a primer when you need to know extra approximately this strategic zone and crucial interpreting for all scholars of worldwide affairs.

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5* *Estimated figure. org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2004/01/data/dbcselm. aspx (accessed October 1, 2008). As shown in Table 2, the economic contraction period ended, by and large, in 1997. Positive GDP growth rates, which started late in the 1990s, have continued to this day (early 2009), as evident in Tables 2 and 3. Without a doubt, this phenomenon has helped stop the devastating economic free fall of the early 1990s and has improved the economic environment of the Central Asian countries. However, this positive development falls short of addressing Central Asia’s economic problems, for a variety of reasons.

Moreover, the sudden drop in interrepublic trade and economic cooperation among the former Soviet republics further worsened those countries’ economies. Facing a new reality, the Central Asian countries opted to restructure their economies to replace the crumbling socialist economy with a type of free-enterprise economy through decentralization and creation of a strong private sector. In practice, all the Central Asian leaders have realized that the establishment of a new economic system in the absence of adequate domestic resources is a Herculean task.

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