Corpus ID: 42276309

The United States and Russia in Central Asia : Uzbekistan , Tajikistan , Afghanistan , Pakistan , and Iran

@inproceedings{Hill2002TheUS,
  title={The United States and Russia in Central Asia : Uzbekistan , Tajikistan , Afghanistan , Pakistan , and Iran},
  author={Fiona Hill},
  year={2002}
}
Before 1991, the states of Central Asia were marginal backwaters, republics of the Soviet Union that played no major role in the Cold War relationship between the USSR and the United States, or in the Soviet Union’s relationship with the principal regional powers of Turkey, Iran, and China. But, in the 1990s, the dissolution of the Soviet Union coincided with the re-discovery of the energy resources of the Caspian Sea, attracting a range of international oil companies including American majors… Expand
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