The Elusive Quest for Political Stability: Diverging Approaches by the United States, Russia, and China in Central Asia and Beyond

Cooley, Alexander A.

The seeming growing call to maintain political stability in Central Asia masks fundamental differences in how the United States, Russia and China approach the practices of conflict-resolution, governance and political practice in the region. Stability, and how to achieve it, have different meanings to these external patrons, while securing it remains elusive in this volatile region.

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July 23, 2014

Notes This is part 1 of a 4-essay symposium for the DAG-3QD peace and Justice Symposium.

Pavel Baev's response is available at:
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