The book explores five issues to have been found worthwhile addressing at this stage: political rivalry and competition among the countries of the region, trade and transport, oil and gas resources, the business environments, and how the countries coped with the consequences of the global crisis of 2008-09.
The Central Asia and the Caucasus region is a region that deserves much attention internationally and urgently needs more cooperation among the countries themselves so as to ensure a stable and prosperous future for this region and thus to secure its essential role as a hub of Eurasian integration. This volume hopes to contribute in small measure to this important set of goals.
|Connecting Central Asia and the Caucasus with the World||Johannes F Linn|
|Rivalry and Competition in Central Asia||Martha Brill Olcott|
|Trade and Transport in Central Asia||Richard Pomfret|
|Central Asia's Oil and Gas Reserves: To Whom Do They Matter?||Martha Brill Olcott|
|How Bad Are Central Asia's Business Environments and What Can Be Done about Them?||Dennis de Tray|
|The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis and Policy Responses: Central Asia and the Caucasus||Pradeep K Mitra|