Accession Number:

ADA275270

Title:

The Central Asian States: Defining Security Priorities and Developing Military Forces

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Oct 1992-Sep 1993

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This paper examines the decisions made by each of the five Central Asian states Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan to create their own national military forces since the demise of the Soviet Union. It also suggests some of the possible security threats each of these countries may face in the coming years. Finally, it identifies other countries to whom the Central Asian states are turning to meet their perceived security requirements. Within this context, Russias role remains extremely important. But to a lesser extent, these states are exploring relationships among themselves and with other countries and international institutions as well.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE