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US Policy in Central Asia: Water-Energy Nexus Priorities

  • Anna Y. GussarovaEmail author
Chapter
Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 85)

Abstract

The US policy in Central Asia is a security-driven, multilayer strategy that concentrates on Afghanistan and regional development. The United States’ priorities in energy and water issues lie within regional development projects, connecting South and Central Asia. The US government is also trying to enhance regional dialogue on transboundary rivers, establish national energy security policies, and improve management of water resources. The US Agency for International Development plays a crucial role in engaging with the region in both areas in long-term content-wise projects, empowering local communities, educating people, and introducing integrated water resource management.

Keywords

Central Asia Energy Security The United States Water 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Central Asia Institute for Strategic StudiesAlmatyKazakhstan

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