At the center of the interests of major powers lies Central Asia, a region rich with untapped energy resources and economic markets. The author explains that while the region has immense potential for transnational and international cooperation, the security challenges and instability it faces, make it difficult for the Central Asian states to develop. Furthermore, the continuing instability has made foreign interventions almost necessary for these states.
Fazal Rehman Kakar
Fazal Rehman Kakar holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations from National Defence University, Islamabad. His areas of interest include international politics, and the politics of the Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia. He has also written articles for the Daily Times.