Politics of Central Asia: Water and Energy Aspect

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This article analyzes the situation regarding the water resources of the transboundary rivers that developed in Central Asia after the collapse of the Soviet Union when the previous mechanism of mutual account of the interests of all the Central Asian republics broke down. Particular attention is given to the factors that have an impact on the formation and implementation of Central Asian politics regarding water use. A comparison is made of the international legal base that regulates conflicts involving the water resources of transboundary rivers and the legal documents of the Central Asian states. The paper analyzes the reasons for the failure to create a multisided mechanism for resolving the disputes that arise among the Central Asian countries with respect to water use of the transboundary rivers.


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S S Zhiltsov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

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Email: sergej-z71@yandex.ru
Miklukho-Maklaya str., 10/2, Moscow, Russia, 117198

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