Accession Number:

ADA429844

Title:

The Domestic, Regional and Global Security Stakes in Kazakhstan

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

The evolution of Kazakhstans security policies since independence, and particularly after September 11, 2001, indicates that the country has chosen to plan an active role in regional and international security as a means to security its own national interest. It has opened to the West, and played an active role in the War on Terrorism. It has also worked to maintain Central Asias regional security architecture. These policies have had some demonstrable affect on national, regional and international security, but as a young state in a trouble region, Kazakhstan will require increased Western assistance if it is to become the force for stability that it seeks to be. Kazakhstan has a very important geopolitical location, and can play a role of a regional leader in Central Asia, but it is still a very young state and needs a strong support. perhaps nowhere was the granting of independence more bittersweet and the challenges of sustaining it more complex than in the case of Kazakhstan. Mathews, Jessica T. Foreword in Kazakhstan Unfulfilled Promise by Olcott, Martha Brill, Washington D. C. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2002

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE