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Title Engaging central Asia : the European Union's new strategy in the heart of Eurasia / edited by Neil J. Melvin ; contributors, Bhavna Dave ... [and others]
Published Brussels : Centre for European Policy Studies, [2008]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  337.58 Mel/Eca  AVAILABLE
Description 161 pages, 29 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction / Neil J. Melvin -- Security challenges in central Asia : implications of the EU's engagement strategy / Daniel Kimmage -- Democratisation and human rights in central Asia : problems, development prospects and the role of the international community / Eugheniy Zhovtis -- The EU and Kazakhstan : is the pursuit of energy and security cooperation compatible with the promotion of human rights and democratic reforms? / Bhavna Dave -- The EU and Uzbekistan : where to go from here? / Michael Hall -- Turkmenistan and the EU : contexts and possibilities for greater engagement / Michael Denison -- Tajikistan and the EU : from post-conflict reconstruction to critical engagement / Matteo Fumagalli -- A view from the region / Nargis Kassenova -- The European Union's strategic role in Central Asia / Neil J. Melvin -- Mandate of the EU special representative for Central Asia -- Extension of the mandate of the EU special representative for Central Asia -- The European Union and Central Asia : strategy for a new partnership
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references
Subject Democratization -- Asia, Central.
National security -- Asia, Central.
European Union countries -- Foreign economic relations -- Asia, Central.
European Union countries -- Foreign relations -- Asia, Central.
Author Dave, Bhavna.
Melvin, Neil.
Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels, Belgium)
ISBN 929079707X