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Erosion of the post-Soviet system in Central Asia
Erosion of the post-Soviet system in Central Asia

Author(s): Krzysztof Strachota, Miłosz Szymański
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Political behavior, Peace and Conflict Studies, Russian Aggression against Ukraine
Published by: OSW Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: post-Soviet system; Russia; Economic partnership; Central Asia; socio-political system;
Summary/Abstract: In 2022, post-Soviet Central Asia experienced a number of fundamental challenges that undermine and redefine the systemic foundations of order and stability that have been in place in the region over the past decades. Some of these challenges are typical for the region and have been particularly evident in the protests held in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, but also in other cases. They are manifestations of a violent (in Kazakhstan) or evolutionary (in Uzbekistan) transition of these states’ political systems and, to no lesser degree, of a social transformation and increased popular aspirations, especially in the region’s two largest countries.

  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: English