Central Asia Policy Brief No. 1, May 2012
By Erica Marat
Central Asian states relinquish their monopoly on the use of power in favor of shared responsibility with non-state actors.
Kazakhstan is the only country in the region that has a minimal body of law to control how private security companies (PSCs) function on its territory.
The region’s extractive industries and energy markets will increasingly need to rely more on PSCs.
The Central Asian states need to assess how existing PSCs can be professional-ized so that they become a viable option for state and private contracts to meet national and regional challenges.