Boundary Issues in Central Asia

What was the legal framework within which the new states of Central Asia attained statehood?How did the administrative divisions of the former Soviet Union evolve, almost over night, into inter-state frontiers, and on what legal basis?Are Central Asian states content with the post-independence border arrangements?What outstanding border issues with states adjacent to the former Soviet Central Asia were inherited by Central Asian states from the USSR, the predecessor state?What became, in particular, of the perennial border disputes of the predecessor state with China?What border issues with the latter have since been settled by Central Asian states and what issues are pending resolution?as well as to a host of other boundary-related questions, such as the minority, self-determination and ethno-border issues, with significant bearings on the stability of the existing territorial arrangements, the legal regimes for the use of transboundary watercourses in the region, including the dispute over the legal status of the Caspian Sea with its vast hydrocarbon resources.


Ege ve Doğu Akdeniz meselelerinin tarihsel, hukuki ve siyasi veçheleri üzerine tahlil ve düşünceler
Apakan, Ertuğrul (Middle East Technical University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, 2021-12)
Ege ihtilafları, Doğu Akdeniz ve Kıbrıs meseleleri farklı mecralarda oluşsa da, ortak bir tarihi ve coğrafi zemine dayanmaktadır. Bu çalışma anılan meselelerin karmaşık siyasi ve hukuki veçhelerini, birbiri ile etkileşimini bir bütünsellik içinde incelemektedir. Bu bağlamda, Türkiye ve Yunanistan arasında Ege sorunları ile ilgili yürütülen müzakerelerin geçirdiği aşamaları, tarafların siyasi ve hukuki tezlerini tahlil etmektedir. Ayrıca, uluslararası hukukun ilgili kurallarını, örnekler ve Uluslararası Adal...
Constructing the homeland: Kazakhstan's discourse and policies surrounding its ethnic return-migration policy
Kuşçu Bonnenfant, Işık (Informa UK Limited, 2012-3)
A new political development that emerged after the disintegration of the Soviet Union was the adoption of ‘homeland stances’ by the newly independent states. Through the construction of the homeland image, the states of the region claimed responsibility not only for their own citizens, but also for a diaspora community of co-ethnics. Kazakhstan became one of these states and its leadership portrayed Kazakhstan as the homeland of the Kazakh diaspora. Furthermore, Kazakhstan's leadership developed far more ac...
Actors in the south caucasus : stability providers or instability exploiters
Yükselen, Hasan; Bağcı, Hüseyin; Department of International Relations (2004)
This thesis analyses the developments in the South Caucasus region since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The disintegration brought about the decleration of independence from teh states in the region, namely Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia. However, the conflicts in the aftermath of independence drawing the region into instability brought about the question of whether the instability in the region is an end result of teh policies of regional actors in the region. Whether teh stability in the South Cau...
Democratization and Civil Society in the Post-Soviet South Caucasus
Ergun Özbolat, Ayça (2009-10-24)
The post-Soviet period in the South Caucasus is shaped by the processes of nation and state-building and attempts to democratization as elsewhere in the former Soviet Union. The aim of this article is to highlight the peculiarities of the post-Soviet transition in the region while focusing on the nature of political transformation, democratization and civil society development. The analysis of the post-independence politics in the South Caucasus shows that the entire process of transition is dominated by th...
Demarcating Kilis as a border town: community, belonging and social mobility among socio-economic strata on the Syrian border of Turkey
Şenoğuz, Hatice Pınar; Saktanber, Ayşe Nur; Department of Sociology (2014)
This study focuses on the impact of border on the cultural and economic landscape of Kilis, a town which has been identified as nowhere in Bilad al-Sham but as a border town after the establishment of Republic, inconspicuous for a long time, yet recently gained prominence with the eruption of Syrian crisis in 2011 as opposed to other Eastern and Southeastern border towns. The overriding question of the study concerns the ways in which the border influences the life prospects of dwellers. Through the lens of...
Citation Formats
N. Polat, Boundary Issues in Central Asia. 2022.