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Kyrgyzstan - Regime Security and Foreign Policy (Hardcover) (Kemel Toktomushev)
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Kyrgyzstan is an interesting example of a relatively weak state, but one where the regime has remained intact despite the fact that its military is scrupulously neutral, rather than pro-regime, and despite ethnic conflict between Uzbeks and Kyrgyz. This book explores this apparent paradox and argues that Kyrgyzstan’s foreign policy and international relationships are key to understanding the nature of the Kyrgyz state. The book shows how the foreign policy links to the Manas Air Base, used by the US military and essential for supplying their forces in Afghanistan, and the economic arrangements necessary for sustaining the base, both inside and outside Kyrgyzstan, and the myriad of different actors involved in all this, combine to overshadow points of friction to ensure stable continuance of the status quo. Overall, the book shows how broad geopolitical forces and complex local factors together have a huge impact on regime security.
Number of Pages: 171
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Central Asian Studies
Author: Kemel Toktomushev
Street Date: November 2, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-3154
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