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EUCAM Policy Brief No. 26

US Central Asia policy: Still American Mars versus European Venus?

Author:
Marlène Laruelle
Date:
26.09.12
Type of Publication:
Policy brief
Language: EN
EUCAM Policy Brief No. 26

The United States and the European Union’s policies towards Central Asia are both evolving. The US has launched its New Silk Road policy and sees the region through the lens of Afghanistan. The EU shares concerns with the US on the future impact of Afghanistan on the region, but pursues a five-country strategy whilst concentrating on soft security and development. This brief offers critical analyses of the US approach that Europeans should be aware of.

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EUCAM Policy Brief No. 25

Mongolia's Quest for Third Neighbours. Why the European Union?

Author:
Jargalsaikhan Mendee
Date:
04.07.12
Type of Publication:
Policy brief
Language: EN
EUCAM Policy Brief No. 25

Mongolia is of growing interest to the European Union, as well as to the OSCE and NATO. The country’s democratisation, its impressive economic growth and its significant contributions to peace and security have created new opportunities for Mongolia to build foreign relations beyond those with neighbouring China and Russia. The EU should consider including Mongolia in its Strategy for Central Asia.

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EUCAM Policy Brief No. 24

Ten tasks for the new EU Special Representative to Central Asia

Author:
Jos Boonstra, Vera Axyonova, Michael Denison, Jacqueline Hale, Marlene Laruelle, Erica Marat, Sebastien Peyrouse, Tika Tsertsvadze
Date:
20.06.12
Type of Publication:
Policy brief
Language: EN
EUCAM Policy Brief No. 24

The EU has a new Special Representative for Central Asia. The appointment of Patricia Flor from Germany was announced on 18 June. EUCAM proposes ten areas on which the new EUSR should focus, to make her mark in Central Asia.

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EUCAM Policy Brief No. 23

Democracy in Central Asia: Sowing in unfertile fields?

Author:
Jos Boonstra
Date:
20.06.12
Type of Publication:
Policy brief
Language: EN
EUCAM Policy Brief No. 23

International support for democracy in Central Asia despite many attempts has had little impact, and has become a secondary objective after human rights monitoring and promoting rule of law reform. Central Asian regimes see democracy as a threat to their existence but try to maintain a façade of democracy for the sake of appearances. Is Central Asia a no-go area for democracy promoters ? primarily the EU, but also the U.S., OSCE, UNDP and others ? or are there any entry points?

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EUCAM Policy Brief No. 22

EU Human Rights and Democratisation Assistance to Central Asia: In Need of Further Reform

Author:
Vera Axyonova
Date:
20.06.12
Type of Publication:
Policy brief
Language: EN
EUCAM Policy Brief No. 22

The EU seeks to promote democracy and human rights in Central Asia through three specific funding mechanisms that complement the broader Development Cooperation Instrument. Central Asia is a difficult region for the EU to promote its values. Assistance needs to be targeted and integrated to have any effect. What measures could be taken to revise and strengthen current mechanisms?

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