Accession Number : ADA333979

Title :   U.S. Foreign Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia: Pipeline Politics and the National Interest.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Vanhove, Eric A.

PDF Url : ADA333979

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : This thesis examines the post-Cold War foreign policy of the United States in the Caucasus and Central Asia from a theoretical and practical view. It investigates how U.S. policies towards specific countries in the region have affected the region as a whole. Specifically, three case studies are used to explore the geopolitical implications of pipeline politics in Kazakstan, Azerbaljan, and Turkmenistan. This study concludes with specific options and recommendations for U.S. foreign policy makers to enhance and enlarge U.S. influence in the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *POLITICAL SCIENCE, *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, UNITED STATES, THESES, CASE STUDIES, PIPELINES, ASIA, NATURAL GAS, AZERBAIJAN, TURKMENISTAN.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE