Author: Wojciech Górecki
Institution: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich (Centre for Eastern Studies)
Keywords: Central Asia, Stabilisation, Conflict
Publication date: April 2014
Published in Poland as the Ukraine crisis was unfolding, this substantial paper covers the broad sweep of Russia’s current involvement in Central Asia. Much is not relevant directly to stabilisation. However, parts of the report together give a thorough and well-signposted overview of Russia’s perspective on the region, her perceived interests there, her goals, her concept of stability and the extent of her willingness and capability to play a stabilising role. The paper will be useful to stabilisation policymakers and practitioners seeking to understand Russia’s motives, strategy and notion of stability in Central Asia.