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Eurasia in Balance: The US and the Regional Power Shift (Ashgate Publishing: US Foreign Policy and Conflict in the Islamic World Series)

Recorded on June 29, 2005

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

Offering a comprehensive overview of the security dynamics of an under-analyzed region of the world - Central Asia and the South Caucasus - this volume contains contributions from leading experts who examine policies of the major players in the region including Russia, China, India, Iran and Turkey. The volume incorporates thematic chapters which detail economic and security analyses in the post-September 11th era. It will appeal to both the academic and reference audiences and to the broader scholarly market in the disciplines of foreign policy, international security, Eurasian studies, and peace and conflict studies.

"…A highly useful overview of security in that part of Central Asia that formerly belonged to the USSR. No longer the "back yard" of one or two countries, Central Asia emerges on these pages as a significant concern of nearly a dozen important regional and global powers…the chapters in this collection touch on a variety of forces acting in and upon the region. Ariel Cohen is to be commended for allowing these five Central Asian states to appear in all their complexity."

- Professor S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Caucasus-Central Asia Institute, The Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA