External conditionality, domestic insulation and energy security: The international politics of post-Niyazov Turkmenistan

Anceschi, L. (2010) External conditionality, domestic insulation and energy security: The international politics of post-Niyazov Turkmenistan. China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, 8(3), pp. 93-114.

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Abstract

The leadership transition of 2006-2007 failed to bring discontinuity in Turkmenistan’s foreign policy strategy. Authoritarian stability remains at the core of Berdymukhammedov’s foreign policy, as it does Ashgabat’s special relationship with the Russian Federation. The changing energy security priorities formulated by the United States and the European Union opened nevertheless new international perspectives for the Turkmenistani regime. This paper examines how three key factors - external conditionality, internal perceptions of external pressures for political liberalisation and the regime’s energy security priorities - influenced Turkmenistan's foreign policy making in the Berdymukhammedov era.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Anceschi, Dr Luca
Authors: Anceschi, L.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly
Publisher:Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program
ISSN:1653-4212

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