No. 71: Russia's Economic and Security Relations with Central Asia
Author(s): Martin Spechler, Richard Pomfret
Editor(s): Stephen Aris, Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim Perovic, Heiko Pleines, Hans-Henning Schröder
Series: Russian Analytical Digest (RAD)
Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich; Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen
Publication Year: 2010
Russia is gradually losing its once-dominant role in Central Asia as the countries in the region build ties with other neighbors. Staple globalism, which involves a continued strong role for the state in providing commodity exports and selecting imports of capital equipment and luxury consumer goods, plays a strong role in defining Central Asian trade practices. Ultimately, Central Asia is not an important market for Russia.