Accession Number : ADA324091

Title :   Challenges and Options in the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Baev, Pavel K.

PDF Url : ADA324091

Report Date : 22 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The author discusses the disintegration of order along Russia's southern border. He provides (1) a brief overview of the evolution of Russian policies in the Caucasus and Central Asia in the immediate post-Soviet period, (2) evaluates the impact of the Chechen war, and (3) analyzes the growing role that petroleum plays in the political equation. The author concludes that the growth of nationalism among the states in the Caucasus and Central Asia has combined with the decline in capability of the Russian Army to encourage many of the states to seek greater autonomy from Russian influence.

Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, *THREAT EVALUATION, *RUSSIA, FOREIGN POLICY, NATIONAL SECURITY, ECONOMIC IMPACT, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), GEOPOLITICS, CONFLICT, POLITICAL PARTIES, COMMUNISM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE