• Central Asia’s leaders are making moves to increase their autonomy
  • If the countries cooperate, it could bring substantial economic benefits
  • Their biggest challenge will be to resolve disputes born of Soviet-era policies

Ever since the days of the 19th-century “Great Game” between the Russian and British empires, Central Asia has been seen as a playing field where outside powers test their strength. During the close to three decades that have passed since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the region has witnessed battles for control over energy resources, security ramifications of the United States’ campaign in Afghanistan, and the rollout of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Throughout this period, outside accounts have remained beholden to the view of the region as a passive arena. Recent developments suggest that such perceptions may need revision.

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Professor Stefan Hedlund
Stalin deliberately sowed the seeds for the troubles that have caused so much conflict
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  • Central Asia’s leaders are making moves to increase their autonomy
  • If the countries cooperate, it could bring substantial economic benefits
  • Their biggest challenge will be to resolve disputes born of Soviet-era policies
Who will benefit?
  • Report is targeted to the decision makers in cross country manufacturing – suppliers, manufacturers, logistics.
  • Also considered useful for the administrative university facilities, to better understand the possibe effects of current decisions.
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