LOGISTICS & DIPLOMACY II
IN THE EXTENDED CENTRAL ASIA
OUVRAGE DISPONIBLE EN VERSION ELECTRONIQUE UNIQUEMENT !
“Logistics and diplomacy”, historically, constitute a joint dynamics in Central Asia. From the influence of Chinese dynasties to the Mongol conquests by Genghis Khan, from the epic tales of Marco Polo to the powerful trading role of the caravanserais, Central Asia constitutes a formidable mosaic of geographic immensity and anthropic diversity. From this boundless horizon, peoples have turned logistics into a vector of diplomacy. Unless it be diplomacy which unites humans around logistical imperatives in order to guarantee the unhindered movement of goods and people?
As a continuum of transition and connectivity, Central Asia is establishing itself as a global crossroads. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan aspire to ever more diplomatic and logistical convergence. Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, India, the European Union, the United States of America and even Turkey: almost all the major world players also claim synergies and partnerships on the altar of the “diplomacy and logistics” couple.
This book brings a new key to understanding the issues, challenges and perspectives of the “logistics and diplomacy” duo in a vision that expands Central Asia beyond its immediate margins. The multidisciplinary nature of this opus demonstrates how the “logistics and diplomacy” couple embraces a multiplicity of other couples such as those of “politics and economy”, “energy and ecology”, “culture and aesthetics”, “history and geostrategy”.