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Central Asia: S.O.S. for Nuclear Zero

Nikolay Sokov

Differences among nuclear weapon states about the nuclear-weapon-free-zone in Central Asia and its support may become a part of a complex multilateral struggle for influence in the region. And positive nonproliferation initiative may eventually fall the victim of such intrigues. However, thorough analysis of the situation indicates that the confrontation is not inevitable and backing of the zone complies with the interests of all members of the nuclear five.

Central Asia: S.O.S. for Nuclear Zero


SECURITY INDEX №3 (85), 2008