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Author Sokolsky, Richard.

Title NATO and Caspian security : a mission too far? / Richard Sokolsky, Tanya Charlick-Paley.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 1999.

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Description 1 online resource (xix, 113 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-113).
Summary This report attempts to put the Caspian Basin and Central Asia into a comprehensive strategic perspective at a time when NATO is increasingly concerned with challenges on its periphery. The authors examine NATO's interests, capabilities, and constraints as well as the salient trends and factors shaping the regional security environment. In spite of the region's potential energy riches and the jockeying for influence among major powers and oil interests, the authors suggest that NATO should see the region as a potential quagmire rather than as a vacuum waiting to be filled. The report discusses Western objectives and interests in the Caspian, internal and intraregional threats to Western interests, the competition for influence among outside powers, transnational threats, Caspian oil and energy security, and implications for NATO and Western policy and planning. The authors conclude that the West has limited interests and leverage in the Caspian Basin, and the Alliance should focus on promoting the restructuring and professionalization of indigenous armed forces, while resisting new commitments and security responsibilities in the region.
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Subject North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
National security -- Caspian Sea Region.
Caspian Sea Region -- Defenses.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Charlick-Paley, Tanya, 1968-
Other Form: Print version: Sokolsky, Richard. NATO and Caspian security. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 1999 0833027506 (DLC) 99031661 (OCoLC)41476748
ISBN 0585235066 (electronic bk.)
9780585235066 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/MR-1074-AF