Introduction: Is There a ‘New Middle East’?

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Abstract

THE SIX NEWLY independent Muslim republics of the former Soviet Union - Uzbekistan, Taj ikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyzia), Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan - have redefined the Middle East. 1 Their independence caught the entire world - including the republics themselves - unprep ared. As the new republics began their difficult quest for national identity, economic rehabilitation and the consolidation of domestic and foreign policies, other countries, particularly those of the Middle East, had to reconsider their interests and adjust their policies to the possible ramifications, new oppor- tunities and novel challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCentral Asia Meets the Middle East
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages1-21
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781135241506
ISBN (Print)9780714641294
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

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