SIPRI is pleased to announce the publication of Relations between Afghanistan and Central Asian states after 2014: Incentives, Constraints and Prospects, by Dr Nargis Kassenova.
This report explores the commonalities and differences in the policies of Central Asian states toward Afghanistan. The author argues that the Soviet-era isolation of Central Asian states from their traditional neighbours has been broken, and that opportunities for business, educational and people-to-people links will only increase.
Dr Nargis Kassenova (Kazakhstan) is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations and Regional Studies at KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Director of KIMEP’s Central Asian Studies Center. Her main research areas are Central Asian security, Eurasian geopolitics, energy security, and Kazakhstan’s foreign policy.
The report, which explores the commonalities and differences in the policies of Central Asian states toward Afghanistan, is the fourth and final report published under the Wider Central Asia (WCA) Initiative, a two-year SIPRI project to promote and facilitate dialogue among the main external stakeholders in Afghanistan's future.