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.
The Eurasian Economic Union is an organization that is composed of some of the former members of the Soviet Union. Its influence in Central Asia is believed to have been Russia’s calculated scheme to regain its control and influence in the region. However, both China and the United States are seeking to build their footprints in Central Asia.
The paper explores the Chinese and Russian relations in the context of Central Asia as well as the possibility of future cooperation.
Neutrality day celebrates the neutral policy of Turkmenistan; it has become the state’s distinctive feature. The policy encompasses non-interference and neutrality with respect to other states.
Sino-Russian relations have witnessed strengthened ties, both using the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as a tool to achieve their ambitions.