Central Asia

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Central Asia

A region of Asia consisting of the landlocked nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, along with the autonomous regions of Inner Mongolia, Tibet, and Xinjiang Uygur in China. In extended use the term sometimes also includes Afghanistan, Mongolia, and adjacent regions of other Asian countries.

Central Asian adj. & n.
Translations
آسيا الوسطى
Střední Asie
Zentralasien
Asia Central
Keski-Aasia
Asie centrale
Asia Tengah
中央アジア
Vidurinė Azija
Sentral-Asia
Azja Środkowa
เอเชียกลาง
Orta Asya
Trung Á
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Of all the former Soviet republics of Central Asia, Turkmenistan is the one least engaged with Russia.
And its population of 32 million exceeds the total number of people in the rest of the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia.
Russia and the former Soviet republics of Central Asia hate it because of the numerous Chechens, Uzbeks and other Islamic militants in its ranks, and its promotion of Islamist revolution in the lands of the former Soviet Union.
In early 1992, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Turkey launched a big diplomatic offensive to extend its influences to the former Soviet republics of Central Asia and Azerbaijan, which in ancient times used to be part of a huge empire called Turkestan.
According to Interfax, majority of foreigners coming to work in Russia are from former Soviet republics of Central Asia, with which Russia has visa-free regime.
The American strategy focuses on bolstering north-south trade--linking India and Pakistan via Afghanistan to the former Soviet republics of Central Asia.
bases in the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. As the Russia-Georgia clash showed, America is not going to fight in the Caucasus, either.
Al-Qaeda's next moves, according to experts, is to spread terror to the rest of the GME, with a focus on the Caucasus and the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. Al-Qaeda and the Taliban are said to believe that targeted GME attacks will have a multiplying effect and create a wider space for chaos.

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