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Title: Central Asia: the bends of history and geography?
Authors: Duarte, Paulo
Keywords: Central Asia
post-Soviet space
Central Asian Republics
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: OBSERVARE. Universidade Autónoma de Lisvoa
Citation: Duarte, Paulo (2014). "Central Asia: the bends of history and geography?". JANUS.NET e-journal of International Relations, Vol. 5, n.º 1 (May-October 2014), pp. 48-62. Consulted [online] on date of last view,
Abstract: This article aims to highlight the major historical and geopolitical characteristics of Central Asia, a region that led authors like Brzezinski to state that "whoever controls that space, will rule the planet", linking, on the other hand, the durability of American hegemony to Washington policy in the region. Why is Central Asia important in the international system? The central argument is that this is a region of major importance in the current economic arena as a result of its history, geography and strategic position as a link between East and West, a space of competition and reinforcement of the great powers.
Peer Reviewed: yes
ISSN: 1647-7251
Publisher Version:,-n-%C2%BA1-may-october-2014/articles/267-central-asia-the-bends-of-history-and-geography
Appears in Collections:BUAL - Artigos/Papers
OBSERVARE - JANUS.NET e-journal of International Relations. Vol. 5, n. 1 (May - October 2014)

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