Challenges and Options in the Caucasus and Central Asia.
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The author discusses the disintegration of order along Russias 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.
- Government and Political Science