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April, 2019: Kazakhstan’s president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev shakes hands with Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Tashkent

Shifting power in Central Asia

For over a century, Central Asian countries have been considered theaters for great power competition, not players on the geopolitical chessboard in their own right. That may be about to change, as these nations begin to resolve their many differences and cooperate to pool their strength. They have much to gain by doing so, but Soviet-era divisions and economic imbalances remain deeply rooted.

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