This book examines the U.S. activities aimed at the promotion of regional cooperation among the five post-Soviet countries of Central Asia (CA). The U.S. has been so far the only great power that has made efforts to promote cooperation between the five countries of CA. The analysis of U.S. policy in the region is informed by the careful examination of a.) legal documents and testimonies, b.) statistics, and c.) interviews with experts. The U.S. carries out its policy mainly through the State Department and the Department of Defense in the region as well as the U.S. Trade Representative. Therefore, these bodies'' documents are presented and analyzed in this book. The research results should be especially useful to researchers and practitioners operating in the field of security and development as well as to anyone who is interested in Central Asia.