Edited by Roy Allison and Christoph Bluth

The sixteen chapters of this book analyse the current security policy thinking and military ties of Russia, Ukraine and the Central Asian and Caucasian states, and assess their military and military-economic capabilities.

The new states in Eurasia confront many difficulties in forging new security policy identities. Some of these states still emphasize the need for integration with Russia; others insist on greater diversification and broader multilateral security ties. To explore the dynamics between these trends, the sixteen chapters of this book analyse the current security policy thinking and military ties of Russia, Ukraine and the Central Asian and Caucasian states, and assess their military and military-economic capabilities. The authors, including specialists from Eurasia, also consider the larger framework of international security relations of these states and the potential implications for the rest of Europe.