Balance of Power in Central and Southwest Asia
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE COLL WASHINGTON DC DEFENSE ACADEMIC RESEARCH SUPPORT PROGRAM
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These papers were prepared for a conference entitled Balance of Power in Central and Southwest Asia. The objective was to bring together scholars and analysts to share ideas and perspectives on critical aspects of changing regional relationships in Central and Southwest Asia in the wake of both the end of the Persian Gulf War and the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Particular attention was given to the implications of the collapse of the Soviet empire for policies of the newly emerging independent states of Central Asia. The first day was devoted to political, economic, military, and strategic issues confronting Iraq and Iran. The second day dealt with internal developments in, and intra-regional relations between, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Turkey and the emerging Central Asian Republics. Reference was also made to the activities of Saudi Arabia in Central Asia. The presentations were as follows Changing Configurations of Power in Greater Central Asia The Regional Context of Contemporary Afghanistan, by Robert L. Canfield Threat or Threatened Security in Iraq and Impact on its Neighbors, by Ahmed S. Hashim Political Environment in Iraq Prospects for Change, by Christine M. Helms Irans Security Policies New Thinking or New Means to Pursue Old Objectives, by Eric Hooglund New Relationships between Central and Southwest Asia Regional Politics of Pakistan, by Hafeez Malik Post-USSR Foreign Relations Impact on Central and Southwest Asia, by Martha Brill Olcott Central Asian Republics New Elements in Regional Politics, by Olivier Roy and The Current Political and Economic Environment in Iran, by Nikola B. Schahgaldian.
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