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This insightful paintings maps out the chances and hazards that lie forward for the countries of relevant Asia and the Caucasus. The e-book analyzes the present safeguard state of affairs and clarifies its old context, opting for the standards that experience formed the safety of those younger countries on the grounds that their independence. It additionally examines the parameters—political, fiscal, ethnic, strength, and military—that will come to a decision the protection of the sector within the future.The book's writer tells the complete tale in the back of the headlines while he discusses, for instance, the genuine explanation for the "wine struggle" of 2006, whilst Russia banned imports of Georgian wine for "health reasons," or whilst explaining the influence of the increasing American presence—both political and military—after September eleven. clash and safety in principal Asia and the Caucasus is a primer should you need to know extra approximately this strategic quarter and crucial interpreting for all scholars of global affairs.

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Hiro, Dilip. 1999b. ” Middle East International, December 25, 1999, 19. Human Rights Watch (HRW). 2008. Human Rights Watch World Report 1993 to 2008. New York: Human Rights Watch. International Monetary Fund (IMF). 2004. World Economic Outlook Database. : IMF. April 2004. G=901 (accessed September 10, 2008). Central Asia as a Transitional Region: Destabilizing Factors since Independence (1991–2009) | 21 International Monetary Fund (IMF). 2008. World Economic Outlook Database. : IMF. April 2008.

Note that the World Bank suggests higher GDP rates than those presented in Table 2, especially for the years 2003 and 2004 (The World Bank Group, 2003/2004). 7%). 92% and 17%) are several times the IMF figures, whereas the Turkmen government claims an even larger growth rate for 2004 (21%), which is believed to be highly exaggerated. Checking against other scattered statistics, such as those of the Asian Development Bank, the IMF statistics in Tables 2 and 3 seem to be at least closer to the reality than the others.

In general, economic failures have provided grounds for and justified undemocratic regimes. In turn, such failures have contributed to poor economic performance, which has had a severe social impact with long-term negative implications for the Central Asians over and above its effect on the stability of the Central Asian states. Hence, economic failure has directly affected the human security of the Central Asians by prolonging the underdevelopment of their countries, and thus by failing to provide adequate incomes and services for the majority of the Central Asians, particularly the most vulnerable social groups.

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