Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Volume 32 Issue 10
Author: Adkhamjon Janobiddinov
Today, the countries of Central Asia have closer ties than ever before, and these bonds are expanding. An example of this is the summits that the states are holding with Central Asia and the frequent state and working visits by Central Asian leaders to each other’s countries. Furthermore, the increase in trade exchange, new border crossing laws can be evidence of that.
Central Asia is a precious geopolitical region. Since ancient times, the region has connected the East and the West. The development of Central Asia will not only benefit Central Asian people but also the whole Eurasian region.
Working together for a stronger Central Asia
Looking at history, one quickly realises that Central Asia stands as one of the most diverse and historically rich regions in the world. Over time, it has witnessed two significant renaissances, fostering the growth of countless influential figures who shaped the development of modern world.
Notably, Al Khwarizmi, hailing from Khorezm, Uzbekistan, gifted us with the foundations of algebra and the revolutionary concept of algorithms, which now form integral components of our everyday gadgets. Equally impressive contributions came from Biruni, who crafted the first-ever globe, and Ibn Sina, celebrated as the father of medicine. Indeed, the list of Central Asia’s impactful historical figures is extensive, as evidenced by the region’s historical monuments and ancient settlements that bear witness to its status as the cradle of early human civilizations.
In 1991, five Central Asian countries – Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan – emerged as independent nations following their separation from the former USSR. Initially, limited cooperation characterised the relationships among these newly independent countries. However, in recent years, a remarkable transformation has occurred, strengthening the ties between Central Asian nations and fostering deeper regional cooperation.