Water, energy, and security form a complicated nexus in Central Asia, where domestic, regional, and international interests intertwine in numerous ways. A relatively large amount of literature exists on these three issues, either separately or in different combinations, yet it is difficult to see how the three intertwine and what their macro-level impacts might be on sustainable development, security, and the five Central Asian countries. This paper aims to understand what constitutes the water-energy-security nexus in Central Asia on the basis of definitions, indicators, and data. The nexus is also examined in the context of the broader global political economy, and gaps in current knowledge and suggestions for future research are pointed out.
|Title of host publication||Water and Security in Central Asia: Solving a Rubik's Cube|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Apr 2016|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|