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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 Acknowledgments 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 About the Contributors Glossary Index

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