COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS POLICY OF GERMANY, BRITAIN AND FRANCE IN CENTRAL ASIA

Sravnitelʹnaâ Politika. 2015;2(4(6)):50-64 DOI 10.18611/2221-3279-2011-2-4(6)-50-64

 

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Journal Title: Sravnitelʹnaâ Politika

ISSN: 2221-3279 (Print); 2412-4990 (Online)

Publisher: Jurist, Publishing Group

Society/Institution: Institute of socio-economic and political researches

LCC Subject Category: Political science: Political science (General)

Country of publisher: Russian Federation

Language of fulltext: Russian, English

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AUTHORS

S. M. Yun (Томский государственный университет)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Abstract: Germany, Great Britain and France stated their interests in Central Asia immediately after the disintegration of USSR. In 1994 and 1995 the policies of the leading European countries towards Central Asia stressed the restraining of Russia’s neo-imperial ambitions in the post-soviet space and the support of economic independence of Central Asian states. As of late 1990s the regional policies prioritized fighting the drug threat and after September 11, 2001 — the terrorism threat. The article reveals specific interests and country priorities of the leading European states in Central Asia and the differences in the general approach to the region and in the actual policies including the amounts of resources spent. The author argues that Germany occupies the most solid place in Central Asia due to a set of political, economic, military and humanitarian interests, though in general the regional policies of Germany, Great Britain and France lack any particular interests and standpoints, that could hinder the formation of the joint EU policy in the region.