Jugando ajedrez en Asia Central: Los avatares de la geopolítica mundial

Cejas Armas, Ismael
January 2013
Humania del Sur;ene-jun2013, Vol. 8 Issue 14, p75
Academic Journal
The Soviet Union's breakdown begot several fl edging republics in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. However, realpolitik, together with their historical internal contradictions, showed the road to prosperity to be very tricky. This essay discusses their present situation, listing their main economic and sociopolitical indicators in order to confront them with the geopolitical interest of the big powers. Also, it will take a look at the regional powers' interests in relation with the aforementioned actors, trying to assess the reasonable expectations of sovereign development of the studied countries in the region's very complicated geopolitical chess table.


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