The Western expert evaluations on possibilities and perspectives of military cooperation with
the Central Asian states
// International relations. – 2013. – є 1.
– P. 55-79.
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Abstract: The Central Asian region which includes the former USSR republics and currently independent states of Kazakhstan,
Uzbekistan, Kirgizia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan has became one of the most important centers for the geo-strategic
interests of the states of global influence in the last decade of XX century and early XXI century. This region attracts
more and more attention from the politicians, scientists, and military strategists. This is due first of all to its geopolitical
positions, as well as to its natural riches, such as oil and gas. Turkmenistan possesses vast amounts of oil, gas, rock
and potash salt, non-ferrous and rare earth metals. Uzbekistan has natural gas, brown and black coal, gold, copper,
wolfram, bismuth, oil. Kazakhstan has uranium, lead, zinc, chrome, gold, copper, oil, iron, bismuth, molybdenum and
bauxites, manganese. Kirgizia has gold, mercury, black coal, oil and gas, as well as antimony.
Tajikistan has uranium, oil and gas. Most of the states of this region hold leading positions in Asia on production of
electric energy, chemical production, metal production.
Keywords: political science, international relations, Central Asia, military cooperation, conflicts, the NATO, the USA, security, national interests, politics.
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