By Sergej Mahnovski

This document assesses the commercial dimensions of defense in primary Asia, and considers their implications for the function of the U.S.. fiscal improvement might be an important to the way forward for significant Asia and broader U.S. pursuits within the quarter. even though, it truly is doubtful even if the states within the sector have the institutional ability to enforce family reform. because the usa clarifies its long term army relationships and commitments within the sector, it's going to ponder the region's financial improvement itself as a long term safety drawback.

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50 Despite setbacks in the investment climate, Kazakhstan is poised to become a second-tier energy producer in the next decade with little prospect that foreign multinational energy companies will shy away from its abundant resources. 51 This is part of Kazakhstan’s broader strategy of diversifying its economy by actively promoting targeted industries to encourage technology transfer and lower the risks to private investors. However, this strategy risks encouraging corruption in the project allocation process because of the informal links between the business community and government officials.

Reprinted with permission. 1 31 32 Economic Dimensions of Security in Central Asia infrastructure but also in their fossil-fuel resources. The lion’s share of water is consumed by the fossil-fuel-rich downstream states of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan. As a result, water is a key security issue, particularly for Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, which have a high demand for irrigation water to support agriculture. However, the hydrological infrastructure is controlled by the fossil-fuelpoor upstream states, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

68 The Oil and Gas Ministry is known as the easiest government agency to work with, because it has the largest budget among the ministries and the authority for contracting and providing tenders. In fact, the Oil and Gas Ministry regularly finances projects that fall within the purview of other unrelated sectors, such as health and education. ” Interview with a business executive in Turkmenistan, May 2003. 66 Interview with an economist in Uzbekistan, May 2003. 67 Interview with a business executive in Turkmenistan, May 2003.

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