The last thing Karzai, NATO, and the United States can afford is the emergence of a renewed northern alliance, writes James Dobbins.
Published commentary by RAND staff: C. Asia's Great Game, in United Press International.
Published commentary by RAND staff: Central Asia's Other 'Turkmenbashis', in Project Syndicate--an association that distributes commentaries to 291 newspapers in 115 countries.
January 3, 2007 News Release: RAND Evaluates Efforts to Improve Effectiveness and Human Rights Performance of Internal Security Forces in 4 Nations.
This report assesses the economic dimensions of security in post-Soviet Central Asia, and considers their implications for the role of the United States.
Assesses the success of U.S. assistance in improving the effectiveness, accountability, and respect for human rights of internal security forces in repressive regimes.
This research brief highlights the nature of Asian states' interests and influence in Central Asia, as well as their interpretations of U.S. intentions in the region, as a starting point for shaping future U.S. policy in Central Asia.
Published commentary by RAND staff: Why America Shouldn't Sever Uzbekistan Ties, appearing in Balitmore Sun.
Russia and its Neighbors: Integration or Disintegration?
This report examines the foundation of China's policies toward Russia and the five republics of Central Asia, identifies the combination of issues and environmental conditions likely to shape the policies' evolution, and assesses their potential impact on regional or global U.S. interests.
Scholars and practitioners from Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and the United States gathered at Columbia University in December 1993 to compare notes on the dramatic events of the recent past in republics of Central Asia.
This paper describes the author's experiences as a Study Leader for a Smithsonian group that traveled across Soviet Central Asia in September 1988. Speaking both Russian and Turkish, the author had many revealing conversations with people of both the...