Abstract

Abstract:

Over the past decade, China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan have participated in discussions aimed at establishing the legitimacy of the west Asian borders. In April 1996 heads of state gathered in Shanghai to sign a series of documents to normalize their border relations. The resulting “Shanghai Accord” initiated a dialogue that has now moved beyond border arrangements to encompass a broad range of policy issues relating to trade and regional security. This article reviews that process, analyzes the policy dimensions of the west Asian borders, and explores implications for regional policy cooperation.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2288-2871
Print ISSN
0258-9184
Pages
pp. 107-131
Launched on MUSE
2021-03-23
Open Access
No
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