Accession Number:

ADA614169

Title:

Identifying Instability Pockets

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-12-04

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, new independent states have emerged in Central Asia Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Central Asia has been a strategically important region during the Great Game and is becoming more important as each of the great powers finds interests in the region. The precarious stability in Central Asia is at stake and it is vital to understand how it is undermined, as instability will cause problems for the international community. This monograph examines the causes of instability in Central Asia, in particular, ethnic strife, border issues, resource scarcity, radicalism, and drug trafficking and examines how to identify pockets of instability in the region in order to create longer-term stability in Central Asia.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Sciences
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE