The analyses are conducted by a team of scholars from diverse disciplines from all five Central Asian countries and Afghanistan. The study identifies security threats, studies the necessity and feasibility of certain economic and social reforms and assesses initiatives designed to address transboundary issues. The analysis of the most important security and development issues is placed in the center of the study.
It also aims at focusing the attention of decision makers on such policy issues as: multi-vector policy, foreign and domestic priorities in Kazakhstan; lessons learned from large–scale engagement in the economic integration processes in Kyrgyzstan; initiatives 5 to strengthen Tajikistan’s independence; trade–offs between prosperity and stability in Uzbekistan; Turkmenistan’s ability to maintain neutrality in the rapidly changing security landscape; and Afghanistan’s liability or reliability in partnership with its Central Asian neighbors.
The report can be downloaded: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/kasachstan/13545.pdf