Central Asia: The Crossroads of Geopolitical Tensions

Dobaev I.P.


The article focuses on the political developments that have been taking place in the states of Central Asia in the post-Soviet period; the emphasis is made on the historical past of these territories. As the research shows, the current borders of the Central Asian states were determined by the Bolsheviks, and following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the borders between former republics became the interstate borders. This has given rise to many ethnic, political and territorial conflicts that posed challenges for both domestic and foreign policies. It appears that the place and role of the new states of the region have not yet been determined in the modern system of international relations. In this regard, experts are considering a wide variety of scenarios for the future development of the geopolitical situation in the region.


Afghanistan; geopolitics; geopolitical processes; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Uzbekistan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Middle Asia; Central Asia.

DOI: 10.31249/rimm/2023.04.03

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