Summary and Info
This volume is one in a continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army.4th of a six-volume subseries covering all the post-Soviet States. Brings new information about a region of enhanced relevance in the world's economy and geopolitical structure. Provides a context for the current evaluations with descriptions of the historical, political, and social backgrounds of these five countries in Central Asia. For each country, the authors provide: historical background; the society and its environment; the economy; government and politics; and national security.