US foreign policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia : politics, energy and security / by Christoph Bluth.
By: Bluth, Christoph.Material type: BookCall no.: E183.8.A813 B58 2014Series: Library of international relations (Series): 68.Publication: London : I.B. Tauris, 2014Description: vii, 268 p. : ill., map.ISBN: 9781780769189 (cloth); 1780769180 (cloth).Other title: United States foreign policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia.Subject(s): Geopolitics -- Caucasus | Geopolitics -- Asia, Central | National security -- United States -- History -- 21th century | Power resources -- Caucasus | Power resources -- Asia, Central | Energy policy -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- Caucasus | Caucasus -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- Asia, Central | Asia, Central -- Foreign relations -- United States
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Chapter 1: Introduction: US National Security and the Caspian Region -- Understanding US National Security after the Cold War: Theoretical Approaches -- Structural Realism -- The Role of Ideas -- Organisational Behaviour and Decision-Making Theories -- The United States and the Caspian Region -- Research Questions and Methodology -- Chapter 2: The Geopolitics of the Region -- Russian Security Policy at the Southern Periphery -- Conflict and Peacekeeping in the Caucasus and Central Asia -- The Geopolitics of the Caspian Region: The Major Powers -- China -- Iran -- Turkey -- The European Union -- Regional Security Organisations -- The Collective Security Treaty Organisation -- The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation -- GUAM -- The Global War against Terrorism and the Geopolitics of the Caspian Region -- Chapter 3: Engaging with the Caspian Region - US National Interests in the Post-Soviet Era -- The United States and the Former Soviet Space -- Engaging Central Asia and Pipeline Politics -- The Bush Administration and US National Security Interests in Central Asia -- The Impact of 9-11 -- Engaging Central Asia -- Conclusion --
Chapter 4: US Policy towards the Caspian Region: The Security Dimension -- Cooperative Threat Reduction in Central Asia -- Conflict Regions in the Former Soviet Space -- Armenia and Azerbaijan -- Georgia -- Tajikistan -- US Military Engagement in Central Asia -- Terrorism -- The Case of Uzbekistan -- Security and Democracy -- Appendix to Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5: The United States and Energy Resources in the Caspian Region -- US Energy Policy and the Caspian Region -- The Structure of Caspian Hydrocarbon Resources -- Kazakhstan's Oil Production and US Interests -- Kazakhstan as an Energy Producer -- The Battle of the Pipelines -- US Policy towards Caspian Oil and Gas Resources in the Bush Administration --Conclusion -- Appendix to Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6: Conclusion -- The Obama administration and the trajectory of US policy towards the Caspian region.
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