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V.M. Sergeev, Dr. of History (Chairman); A.A. Kazantsev, Dr. of Political Science; V.I. Bartenev, Ph.D. in History
This working paper was prepared as part of the Russian International Affairs Council’s project The Situation in Central Asia after the Possible Withdrawal of the Coalition Forces from Afghanistan. It examines aspects of Russia’s participation in rendering assistance to the countries in the region. The authors identify drivers of instability in Central Asia, review the involvement of the main players and donors in assisting development in the region, and evaluate Russia’s role and capacity in this field with due account of its national interests. The authors offer a number of recommendations on increasing the efficiency of Russian aid to Central Asian countries.
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