Vladimir Putin and Central Asia
The Shaping of Russian Foreign Policy
By (author) Lena Jonson
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Vladimir Putin and Central Asia by Lena Jonson
Book DescriptionPresident Vladimir Putin's consent after September 11th to the deployment of Western forces in Central Asia and to the US military's use of Central Asian airfields during the US-led operations in Afghanistan represented a dramatic turn in Russian Central Asian policy. How and why did Russian policy change? Was this in part due to Russia's decline in influence on the international arena? Lena Jonson examines Putin's policy from 1999 to 2003 towards Afghanistan and the four key states that surround it - Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan and examines how Russia dealt with both the new security challenges of the region and increased foreign engagement. Vladimir Putin and Central Asia is the first book to discuss Russia's Central Asian policy and is vital reading for students, policy-makers and all those who are interested in this politically sensitive region.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781850436287
(234mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lena Jonson
Waiting for Reform Under Putin and Medvedev, Hardback (August 2012)
In September 2009 Dmitrii Medvedev unveiled the term that was to become the defining objective of his presidency: 'modernization.' The contributors to this book, drawn from the leading scholars in Russian affairs, focus on the contested nature of the concept of modernization and the obstacles that arose in attempting to carry it out.
Central Asian Security, Paperback (April 2001)» View all books by Lena Jonson
This volume is the first comprehensive scholarly analysis of the strategic reconfiguration of Central Asia as Russia has become more disengaged from the nations in the region and as these nations have developed new relations to the south, east, and west.
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Author Biography - Lena Jonson
Lena Jonson is Associate Professor in Political Science and Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.
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