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Economics and Security in Central Asia

Abstract: This article presents a comprehensive survey of the most significant economic and security issues in contemporary Central Asia, including an analysis of their evolution since 1991, up to publication in 2001, as well as an evaluation of their future prospects at that time.
Publication: “Economics and Security in Central Asia,” Harvard Asia Quarterly 5, no. 1 (Winter 2001): 4–12, reprinted in [Maria O. Pryshlak (ed.)], Issues in Central Asian Diplomacy[:Handbook Produced for the Diplomats of the Foreign Ministry of Tajikistan] (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University, Center for Intercultural Education and Development, 2006).
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Contents:
[0. Introductory Remarks]
 1. Economic Background to the Current Problems
 1.1. The Collapse of the Ruble Zone
 1.2. Attempts at Central Asian Cooperation
 1.3. Divergence between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
 2. Ecology and Human Security
 2.1. Water Management and Pollution
 2.2. Health and Human Security
 3. Energy Development: Not a Panacea
 4. Not Just Identity Politics
 4.1. Uzbekistan's "Ethnic Reach": Resource or Liability?
 4.2. Russia Returns to Central Asia
 4.3. Other Regional Influences
 5. Once More on Uzbekistan (and Kazakhstan)
 6. Conclusion
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Abstract of: Robert M. Cutler,"Economics and Security in Central Asia," Harvard Asia Quarterly 5, no. 1 (Winter 2001): 4–12; available at <http://www.robertcutler.org/ar01haq.htm>, accessed 28 May 2017.

Dr. Robert M. Cutlerwebsiteemail ] was educated at MIT and The University of Michigan, where he earned a Ph.D. in Political Science, and has specialized and consulted in the international affairs of Europe, Russia, and Eurasia since the late 1970s. He has held research and teaching positions at major universities in the United States, Canada, France, Switzerland, and Russia, and contributed to leading policy reviews and academic journals as well as the print and electronic mass media in three languages.

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