The Study of the Water Problem for the Central Asian Area on the Background of Belt and Road Initiative
Date: 30th June, 2017
Venue: No.1 Building, JiaDing Campus, Shanghai University
Guest: Professor Dr. Ulugbek Khasanov (Senior Consultant of the former president of Uzbekistan)
The threats of a new era in international relations have come to replace the old threats and contradictions of the bipolar system. The unending war in Afghanistan is a grave matter as much to the security of Central Asian countries as for India too. Following the weakening of Russian influence, new Central Asian states are faced with the necessity of prioritizing between internal consolidation, on the one hand, and regional economic and political integration, on the other. These choices, although do not contradict each other, they do not coincide yet either. No matter how things stand, the situation prompts the need for these states to face the issue of national security, which did not exist for them earlier. The focus of this paper is primarily on various security issues, especially on water facing.