This book brings together twelve research essays by leading Chinese and Russian scholars and explores political, economic, diplomatic and strategic responses of these two continental powers to the emergence of a group of independent states in Central Asia. It intends to provide a rare insight into the Chinese and the Russian perceptions of the evolving Central Asia conundrum.
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