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Great Games, Local Rules

Alexander A. Cooley

Title:
Great Games, Local Rules
Author(s):
Cooley, Alexander A.
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Political Science (Barnard College)
Volume:
1
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Book/Journal Title:
Cairo Review of Global Affairs
Abstract:
In the last decade, Central Asia has received intense engagement from the United States, Russia, and China. However, the strategic goals of these three powers have varied considerably. But to focus exclusively on the competing agendas of these external powers neglects the considerable political agency shown by the Central Asian states themselves over the last decade. The real story of the 'New Great Game' is that as Moscow, Washington, and Beijing have intensified their competition for influence, Central Asian governments have learned to more actively play one external suitor off against the other for their own narrow domestic political interests.
Subject(s):
International relations
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