American Academy Studies in Global Security
Profound political, economic, environmental, and technological changes now underway are shaping the prospects for peace and human well-being in the coming decades. Accommodating these changes will be the primary challenge of states, nongovernmental organizations, corporations, and multilateral institutions. A concern for this process of transformation and international accommodation is the focus of this new book series from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Forthcoming titles in 2003 and 2004 will examine challenges to the international community posed by developments within what was once the Soviet Union. The first volume, edited by Robert Legvold, is Thinking Strategically: The Major Powers, Kazakhstan, and the Central Asian Nexus. It addresses the way in which the United States, Russia, China, Japan, and the European Union perceive and pursue their political, economic, and strategic interests in Central Asia. Other planned volumes will examine the economics of security issues in the Ukraine and Belarus, and the evolution and implications of Russian defense policy for the region and the world. Carl Kaysen, John Steinbruner and Martin B. Malin are the series editors.