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Rogun Dam—Path to Energy Independence or Security Threat?
Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Pleinlaan 2, Brussels 1050, Belgium
Urgench State University, Hamid Alimjan street 14, Urgench, Khorezm 220100, Uzbekistan
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Received: 26 August 2011; in revised form: 10 September 2011 / Accepted: 14 September 2011 / Published: 22 September 2011
Abstract: The revitalization of the Rogun hydropower station project and launch of an Initial Public Offering has led the water-energy disputes between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to a new stage. While two riparian states advocate their positions from their own perspective, it gives the impression of being a “prisoners’ dilemma” case from a regional cooperation point. This paper aims to review the decision of project revitalization from the unconventional security perspective, focusing mainly on its impact on Tajikistan. The scope will be limited to economic, energy, social and political security. The paper attempts to reveal the existing unconventional security threats and suggest possible solutions for the arising problems.
Keywords: water-energy trade-off; unconventional security; opportunity costs; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan; Central Asia
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Eshchanov, B.R.; Stultjes, M.G.P.; Salaev, S.K.; Eshchanov, R.A. Rogun Dam—Path to Energy Independence or Security Threat? Sustainability 2011, 3, 1573-1592.
Eshchanov BR, Stultjes MGP, Salaev SK, Eshchanov RA. Rogun Dam—Path to Energy Independence or Security Threat? Sustainability. 2011; 3(9):1573-1592.
Eshchanov, Bahtiyor R.; Stultjes, Mona Grinwis Plaat; Salaev, Sanaatbek K.; Eshchanov, Ruzumboy A. 2011. "Rogun Dam—Path to Energy Independence or Security Threat?" Sustainability 3, no. 9: 1573-1592.