نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 دانشیار گروه مطالعات روسیه دانشگاه تهران
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عنوان مقاله [English]
Termination of the Cold War was followed by considerable developments in international relations, including the emergence and gradual empowerment of new political actors. China was one of these actors whose process of empowerment, which actually started many years before the end of the Cold War, has drawn attention from many analysts. Central Asia is one of the regions with which China has had traditionally close relations. The collapse of the former Soviet Union in 1991 and the opening up of the Central Asian geopolitical environment provided a suitable ground for reestablishment of ties between China and Central Asian republics. Focusing on the security dimension of China-Central Asia relations, this article tries to analyze whether China’s security ties with this region is limited to usual security relations among neighboring countries, or follows a special pattern beyond the conventional trends. The article adopts the “Regional Security Complexes” theory as its analytical basis, claiming that China’s security ties with Central Asia are aimed at creating a distinct security complex.