Fuelling the New Great Game: Kazakhstan, energy policy and the EU

Neil Collins, Kristina Bekenova

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Abstract

This article looks at the “New Great Game” as the most widely used metaphor for the geopolitical dynamics of Central Asia. Its focus is on Kazakhstan and Europe with particular reference to energy policies. The European approach to Kazakhstan is conditioned by its energy security priorities with issues of democracy and human rights relegated to the margins. For Kazakhstan, the article suggests that the game is played with an eye to regime legitimacy, territorial integrity, and international recognition. Relations between Kazakhstan, China and Russia are also examined. Some of the limitations and strengths of the Great Game metaphor are analysed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalAsia Europe Journal
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Apr 14 2016

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Kazakhstan
energy policy
EU
metaphor
territorial integrity
international recognition
Central Asia
legitimacy
human rights
Russia
regime
democracy
energy
China
Energy policy

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Fuelling the New Great Game : Kazakhstan, energy policy and the EU. / Collins, Neil; Bekenova, Kristina.

In: Asia Europe Journal, 14.04.2016, p. 1-20.

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