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"This timely and valuable book provides a fresh and highly informative understanding of Russia's and Eurasia's integration with the world economy. It does so at a critical time, in light of new strategic and economic realities."--Daniel Yergin, Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates

"This book covers an enormous amount of ground in a very accessible way. It should be of value to anyone in the field, generalist or specialist."--Jeffrey L. Garten, Dean, Yale School of Management

"This excellent book from a star quality cast of contributors in an invaluable guide to both the perplexed and the proficient investor and trader. Never before has so much useful information on the recent history and analysis of the investment and trade picture and climate in Russia been brought together. This is a 'must read' for anyone interested in doing serious business in the new and emerging Russia and the former states of the old Soviet Union.".--Thomas R. Pickering, Senior Vice President, Boeing Company, and former Under Secretary and U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation

Chapter List

Eurasian Foreword, by Eduard Shevardnadze
American Foreword, by Lee H. Hamilton
Russian Foreword, by Yegor Gaidar
Introduction, by Jan H. Kalicki and Eugene K. Lawson
Part I. Commerce with Russia
1. Russia's Investment Outlook, by Z. Blake Marshall
2. Expanding U.S.-Russian Trade, by Susanne S. Lotarski
3. Regionalism or Globalization? by Maxim Y. Medvedkov
Russian Commentary, by German O. Gref, Minister of Economic Development and Trace of the Russian Federation
Part II. Commerce with Eurasia
4. The Investment Climate in Central Asia and the Caucasus, by S. Frederick Starr
5. Trade Issues in U.S. Dealings with Eurasia, by Sarah C. Carey
6. Caspian Futures, by Steven R. Mann
Eurasian Commentary, by Temur Basilia, Assistant to the President of Georgia on Economic Issues
Part III. Economic Drivers
8. The Energy Locomotive, by Paul F. Hueper
9. Aerospace, by Ruth R. Harkin
10. Automotive Sector, by Scott M. Blacklin
11. Agriculture and Agriculture, by Christian J. Foster and Asif J. Chaudry
12. Telecommunications, by Augie K. Fabela II
Eurasian and Russian Commentary, by Vladimir Shkolnik, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources and former Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
Part IV. The Constraints for Russia and Eurasia
13. Systemic Risk Factors in Russia and Eurasia, by Mark F. Brzezinsky
14. Corporate Governance and Rule of Law, by Richard N. Dean
15. The Banking System, by Juliet Johnson
16. Oligarchic Capitalism in Russia, by David E. Hoffman
Russian and Eurasian Commentary by Dmitry V. Vasiliev, former Chairman, Russian Federal Commission on the Securities Market
Part V. Prospects for the Future
17. Eventual Success of Market Reform, by Anders Åslund
18. Trade Agreements and the WTO, by Catherine A. Novelli
19. The Political Dynamic, by Toby T. Gati and Tapio L. Christiansen
Eurasian Commentary, by Sodiq S. Safaev, Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan
Russian Commentary, by Yevgeniy G. Yasin, former Russian Minister of Economy
20. Conclusion, by Jan H. Kalicki and Eugene K. Lawson
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