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Preventive Action Reports #4: Calming the Ferghana Valley: Development and Dialogue in the Heart of Central Asia

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This report assesses the potential for conflict in Central Asia through the prism of one of its most volatile areas, the Ferghana Valley. The Ferghana Valley project of the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventive Action (CPA) has produced this report as the fourth volume in its series of Preventive Action Reports.

Synopsis:

Of all the regions of the former Soviet Union, Central Asia is potentially one of the most explosive and certainly one of the least understood. It is also growing rapidly in importance to U.S. national security, commercial, and foreign policy interests: it has vast oil, gas, gold, and other resources; it has become a source and transit route for narcotics and possible nuclear and other materials; and it is affected by the fierce conflicts in Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Vast in size (larger than Eastern and Western Europe combined), and with a rapidly growing population of over 50 million people, it is marked by the persistence of relatively corrupt and authoritarian governments. This report assesses the potential for conflict in Central Asia through the prism of one of its most volatile areas, the Ferghana Valley. Spanning parts of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, the Ferghana Valley is home to 20 percent of Central Asia's entire population. The region has recently experienced increasing religious and ethnic tensions--the further danger being that instability in the valley could spread more widely throughout Central Asia. The Ferghana Valley project of the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventive Action (CPA) has produced this report as the fourth volume in its series of Preventive Action Reports. Sponsored by The Council on Foreign Relations and The Century Foundation.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-186) and index.

Table of Contents

Mission and recommendations. Mission to the Ferghana Valley ; Preventing conflict in the Ferghana Valley: recommendations — Supporting materials. Background: physical setting and historical legacies ; Social and economic tensions and reforms ; Political factors ; External sources of conflict and stability.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870784149
Other:
Lubin, Nancy
Other:
Rubin, Barnett R.
Author:
Rubin, Barnett R.
Author:
Lubin, Nancy
Author:
Martin, Keith
Publisher:
Century Foundation Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Foreign relations
Subject:
Asia - Central
Subject:
International Security
Subject:
Former Soviet republics
Subject:
Uzbekistan
Subject:
Tajikistan
Subject:
Kyrgyzstan
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Europe - Former Soviet Republics
Subject:
United States Foreign relations.
Subject:
Uzbekistan Foreign relations.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Series:
Preventive Action Reports
Series Volume:
105-295v. 4
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.97x5.95x.61 in. .70 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Of all the regions of the former Soviet Union, Central Asia is potentially one of the most explosive and certainly one of the least understood. It is also growing rapidly in importance to U.S. national security, commercial, and foreign policy interests: it has vast oil, gas, gold, and other resources; it has become a source and transit route for narcotics and possible nuclear and other materials; and it is affected by the fierce conflicts in Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Vast in size (larger than Eastern and Western Europe combined), and with a rapidly growing population of over 50 million people, it is marked by the persistence of relatively corrupt and authoritarian governments. This report assesses the potential for conflict in Central Asia through the prism of one of its most volatile areas, the Ferghana Valley. Spanning parts of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, the Ferghana Valley is home to 20 percent of Central Asia's entire population. The region has recently experienced increasing religious and ethnic tensions--the further danger being that instability in the valley could spread more widely throughout Central Asia. The Ferghana Valley project of the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventive Action (CPA) has produced this report as the fourth volume in its series of Preventive Action Reports. Sponsored by The Council on Foreign Relations and The Century Foundation.
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