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Central Asia in a Post-Western Landscape

Dispatches from a Post-Western Landscape: Geopolitical Competition, Regime Survival and “Local Rules” in Central Asia (June 26, 2012)

Alexander Cooley recently participated in a panel discussion on his new book, Great Games, Local Rules, published by Oxford University Press. Cooley, Tow Professor of Political Science at Barnard College and a former Open Society Fellow, was joined by Stephen Kotkin, Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University, and Vice Dean, Woodrow Wilson School as well as moderator Gideon Rose, Editor of Foreign Affairs to talk about Central Asia's lessons for governing a multipolar or “post-Western” world.

The discussants also tackled the politicization of NGOs in Central Asia, the rise of alternative development providers (China, in particular), the backlash against human rights, democracy and externally-imposed political conditions, and the West’s declining normative standing in the region.

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