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The author explains how this newly won access to the Transcaspian has come about and describes why it will remain important to the United States. He then offers analysis and recommendations as to how we might retain access to deal with future contingencies and examines intersecting geopolitical and strategic trends.
Central Asia, Blank, Caucasus, power projection, security cooperation
Stephen J. Blank Dr.,
After Two Wars: Reflections on the American Strategic Revolution in Central Asia ( US Army War College Press, 2005),