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U.S. Military Engagement With Transcaucasia and Central Asia

  title={U.S. Military Engagement With Transcaucasia and Central Asia},
  author={Stephen Blank},
Abstract : The United States has adapted a strategy of engaging and enlarging the democratic community of states. Transcaucasia and Central Asia have become important testing grounds of this strategy, by virtue of their strategic location adjacent to Russia, the Middle East, and Europe's periphery, and their large-scale oil and natural gas deposits. A U.S. goal of irrevocably integrating these states into the Western state system economically, politically, and militarily can make them an… Expand
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