Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 237-243).
Introduction -- Ch. 1 Russian policy toward Kazakhstan -- Ch. 2 U.S. policy toward Kazakhstan -- Ch. 3 China's foreign policy toward Kazakhstan -- Ch. 4 European strategy toward Kazakhstan -- Ch. 5 Japanese policies in relation to Kazakhstan: is there a "strategy"? -- Ch. 6 Great Power policies and interests in Kazakhstan -- Conclusion.
The first volume in a series focusing on security challenges posed by the former Soviet Union, addresses the economic, political, and security interests at stake in Kazakhstan for Russia, the US, China, Europe, and Japan.