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  • proper n. A landlocked area of continental Asia comprising Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. In the USSR and the modern Russia the area is called Middle Asia (Средняя Азия).
  • proper n. A larger area also including Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Tibet, western China, Afghanistan and parts of Siberia, Iran and Pakistan.


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  • The term Central Asia is here used to denote the Tarim basin, without rigidly excluding neighbouring countries such as the Oxus region and

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3

  • "diversify" applied to export routes from Central Asia is a code word for building pipelines to Europe that do not pass through Iran or Russia and for building a pipeline or pipelines that pass through Afghanistan to serve Pakistan and India.

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  • The gathering storm: although not part of what geographers call Central Asia, Iraq and the events unfolding in the country have an enormous impact on the ... from: Canada and the World Backgrounder


  • (Jean-François, André N.) the Kremlin is trying to remove Central Asia from the American zone of influence

    ¡No Pasarán!

  • Before 2001, the U.S. had provided hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars in aid to Kyrgyzstan to advance its long-term democratic and economic development and to promote this country as a model of open society with democratic institutions and a market-based economy for all of Central Asia, which is also part of the Muslim world.

    The Kyrgyz Challenge

  • Take the example of Kyrgyzstan, once an "island of democracy" in Central Asia, that is now, with U.S. support, backsliding into the authoritarianism of its neighbors.

    The Kyrgyz Challenge

  • The poorest of the poor tend to be found in remote, environmentally stressed regions, such as the drylands of Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, which is evident in Yale and Columbia's Environmental Performance Index.

    Land, Water And Conflict

  • Both states, therefore, have good reason to want to limit U.S. influence in Central Asia, which is one of the world's most important new sources of oil and natural gas.

    Asia’s Dangerous Divide

  • South of the Kirghis steppes lies another great and important territory, known as Central Asia, or Turkestan.

    Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15) The Romance of Reality

  • Secondly, the _C. rupestris_, of Central Asia, which is intermediate [322] between the _C. leuconota_ and _livia_; but has nearly the same coloured tail with the former species.

    The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I.


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