publication . Article . 2006

Central Asia in a globalizing world: current trends and prospects

Ziadullaev, Nabi;
Open Access Russian
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006 Journal: Central Asia and the Caucasus (issn: 1404-6091, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Central Asia & Central Caucasus Press AB
Abstract
On the threshold of the 21st century, the strategic importance of the new sovereign states of Central Asia, endowed with huge oil, gas, uranium, gold and other mineral reserves, sharply increased. The newly formed states sought to become independent from Russia and to develop political and economic contacts with other countries on a parity basis. In a short period, they established diplomatic relations with most countries of the world, became members of the United Nations and other international organizations, signed hundreds of interstate treaties and agreements, and entered into highly complex trade and economic relations with over 140 countries. However, thro...
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