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Central Asia: The Illusion of a World Order

  • Valeria Fiorani Piacentini
  • Gianluca Pastori
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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to examine the interaction of the main players (that is the ex-Soviet CA republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan — now officially Kyrgyz Republic — Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) and the peripheral actors (Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan) in reshaping the regional strategic situation after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. In particular the extent to which the role of the internal and external influences can be characterized as proactive, reactive or passive is examined in terms of regional and collective security and present and future global implications. In this perspective, the following chapter has been organized into two distinct sections, the former aiming at focusing challenges and security issues which represent the geopolitical theatre where economic forces — exposed in the latter — act and interact.

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  • Valeria Fiorani Piacentini
  • Gianluca Pastori

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