The Resource Great games, local rules : the new great power contest in Central Asia, Alexander Cooley

Great games, local rules : the new great power contest in Central Asia, Alexander Cooley

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Great games, local rules : the new great power contest in Central Asia
Title
Great games, local rules
Title remainder
the new great power contest in Central Asia
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Cooley
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The struggle between Russia and Great Britain over Central Asia in the nineteenth century was the original "great game." But in the past quarter century, a new "great game" has emerged, pitting America against a newly aggressive Russia and a resource-hungry China, all struggling for influence over the same region, now one of the most volatile areas in the world: the long border region stretching from Iran through Pakistan to Kashmir. In Great Games, Local Rules, Alexander Cooley, one of America's most respected international relations scholars, explores the dynamics of the new competition for control of the region since 9/11. All three great powers have crafted strategies to increase their power in the area, which includes Afghanistan and the former Soviet republics of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. Each nation is pursuing important goals: basing rights for the US, access to natural resources for the Chinese, and increased political influence for the Russians. However, overlooked in all of the talk about this new great game is fact that the Central Asian governments have proven themselves critical agents in their own right, establishing local rules for external power involvement that serve to fend off foreign interest. As a result, despite a decade of intense interest from the United States, Russia, and China, Central Asia remains a collection of segmented states, and the external competition has merely reinforced the sovereign authority of the individual Central Asian governments. A careful and surprising analysis of how small states interact with great powers in a vital region, Great Games, Local Rules greatly advances our understanding of how global politics actually works in the contemporary era. -- Jacket
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DLC
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1972-
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Cooley, Alexander
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1711.5
LC item number
.C66 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Asia, Central
  • Asia, Central
  • Asia, Central
  • United States
  • Asia, Central
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Asia, Central
  • China
  • Asie centrale
  • Asie centrale
  • États-Unis
  • Asie centrale
  • Russie
  • Asie centrale
  • Chine
  • Asia, Central
  • China
  • Russia (Federation)
  • United States
  • Zentralasien
  • China
  • Russland
  • USA
  • Geopolitics
  • Géopolitique
  • Gouvernance
  • Démocratie
  • Droits de l'homme
  • Terrorisme
  • Geopolitics
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Strategic aspects of individual places
  • FOREIGN RELATIONS
  • GEOPOLITICS
  • MILITARY STRATEGY
  • REGIONAL SECURITY
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  • SPHERES OF INFLUENCE
  • CENTRAL ASIA
  • Außenpolitik
  • Sicherheitspolitik
  • Geopolitik
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Great games, local rules : the new great power contest in Central Asia, Alexander Cooley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The new multipolar politics of influence in Central Asia -- Local rules: how Central Asian regimes survive -- Washington's Central Asian detour to Afghanistan -- Moscow's quest for a privileged role -- The SCO and Beijing's great leap westward -- Counterterrorism, democratization and human rights -- Geopolitical competition and political stability: Kyrgyzstan's base bidding war -- The price of influence: contracts and corruption -- Chasing the shadow of a region -- Conclusion: the scorecard and lessons for a multipolar world of regions
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 252 pages
Isbn
9780199812004
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011044188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
7437512
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760068674
  • (OCoLC)ocn760068674
Label
Great games, local rules : the new great power contest in Central Asia, Alexander Cooley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The new multipolar politics of influence in Central Asia -- Local rules: how Central Asian regimes survive -- Washington's Central Asian detour to Afghanistan -- Moscow's quest for a privileged role -- The SCO and Beijing's great leap westward -- Counterterrorism, democratization and human rights -- Geopolitical competition and political stability: Kyrgyzstan's base bidding war -- The price of influence: contracts and corruption -- Chasing the shadow of a region -- Conclusion: the scorecard and lessons for a multipolar world of regions
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 252 pages
Isbn
9780199812004
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011044188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
7437512
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760068674
  • (OCoLC)ocn760068674

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