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Engaging Central Asia: The European Union's New Strategy in the Heart of Eurasia. CEPS Paperbacks. May 2008

Melvin, Neil J. (2008) Engaging Central Asia: The European Union's New Strategy in the Heart of Eurasia. CEPS Paperbacks. May 2008. Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Paperbacks . Centre for European Policy Studies. ISBN 9789290797074

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    Abstract

    In July 2007, the European Union initiated a fundamentally new approach to the countries of Central Asia. The launch of the EU Strategy for Central Asia signals a qualitative shift in the Union’s relations with a region of the world that is of growing importance as a supplier of energy, is geographically situated in a politically sensitive area – between China, Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and the south Caucasus – and contains some of the most authoritarian political regimes in the world. In this volume, leading specialists from Europe, the United States and Central Asia explore the key challenges facing the European Union as it seeks to balance its policies between enhancing the Union’s energy, business and security interests in the region while strengthening social justice, democratisation efforts and the protection of human rights. With chapters devoted to the Union’s bilateral relations with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan and to the vital issues of security and democratisation, ‘Engaging Central Asia’ provides the first comprehensive analysis of the EU’s strategic initiative in a part of the world that is fast emerging as one of the key regions of the 21st century.

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    Item Type: Book
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Foreign and Security Policy.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Asia-general > Central Asia
    EU policies and themes > External relations > human rights & democracy initiatives
    EU policies and themes > External relations > conflict resolution/crisis management
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
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    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Paperbacks
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2011 21:29
    Number of Pages: 196
    Last Modified: 20 Oct 2011 21:29
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/32610

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