Dictators Without Borders: Power And Money In Central Asia

Hardcover | March 21, 2017

byAlexander A. Cooley, John Heathershaw

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Weak, corrupt, and politically unstable, the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are dismissed as isolated and irrelevant to the outside world. But are they? This hard-hitting book argues that Central Asia is in reality a globalization leader with more extensive involvement in economics, politics, and security dynamics beyond its borders than any other world region. Yet Central Asia’s international activities are mostly hidden from view, with disturbing implications for world security.
 
Based on years of research and involvement in the region, Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw reveal how business networks, elite bank accounts, overseas courts, third-party brokers, and Western lawyers connect Central Asia’s supposedly isolated leaders with global power centers. The authors also uncover widespread Western participation in money laundering, bribery, foreign lobbying by autocratic governments, and the exploiting of legal loopholes within Central Asia. Riveting and important, this book exposes the global connections of a troubled region that must no longer be ignored.

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Weak, corrupt, and politically unstable, the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are dismissed as isolated and irrelevant to the outside world. But are they? This hard-hitting book argues that Central Asia is in reality a globalization leader with more extensive involvement in economics, politi...

Alexander Cooley is director, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, and professor of political science, Barnard College. He lives in New York City. John Heathershaw is associate professor of international relations, University of Exeter. He lives in Exeter, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:March 21, 2017Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300208448

ISBN - 13:9780300208443

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