An Improbable Partnership: Spanish and Kazakh Efforts to Bring Central Asia to the Fore of European Politics

UNISCI Discussion Papers No. 23

9 Pages Posted: 30 Jul 2010

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Licinia Simao

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Date Written: May 1, 2010

Abstract

The paper addresses the potential for the current Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU and the Kazakh Chairmanship of the OSCE to coordinate efforts in turning Central Asia into a more prominent area of interest in European politics. It provides an analysis of the interests and major areas of interaction of the two organisations in Central Asia and puts forward a reflection on the impact that such an improbable partnership can have in shifting mutual perspectives and in developing a long-term outlook for the EU and the OSCE in Central Asia.

Keywords: EU, Spain, Central Asia, Kazakhstan

Suggested Citation

Simao, Licinia, An Improbable Partnership: Spanish and Kazakh Efforts to Bring Central Asia to the Fore of European Politics (May 1, 2010). UNISCI Discussion Papers No. 23, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1651204 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1651204

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