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Rogun Dam—Path to Energy Independence or Security Threat?

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  • Bahtiyor R. Eshchanov

    () (Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Pleinlaan 2, Brussels 1050, Belgium)

  • Mona Grinwis Plaat Stultjes

    () (Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Pleinlaan 2, Brussels 1050, Belgium)

  • Sanaatbek K. Salaev

    () (Urgench State University, Hamid Alimjan street 14, Urgench, Khorezm 220100, Uzbekistan)

  • Ruzumboy A. Eshchanov

    () (Urgench State University, Hamid Alimjan street 14, Urgench, Khorezm 220100, Uzbekistan)

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.

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  • Bahtiyor R. Eshchanov & Mona Grinwis Plaat Stultjes & Sanaatbek K. Salaev & Ruzumboy A. Eshchanov, 2011. "Rogun Dam—Path to Energy Independence or Security Threat?," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 3(9), pages 1-20, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:3:y:2011:i:9:p:1573-1592:d:14087
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    Keywords

    water-energy trade-off; unconventional security; opportunity costs; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan; Central Asia;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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