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by Gregorio Baggiani

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The Islamic revival in Central Asia represents one of the most important historical phenomena of recent decades. After decades of Soviet domination, the rebirth of an Islamic identity in Central Asia constitutes an important repossession of a spiritual identity and heritage by the populations of an area that until 1991 the Cold War had practically cut off from the rest of the world. In the following exclusive article for EPOS WorldView, Gregorio Baggiani discusses the issue of interrelation between politics, energy resources and Islam in Central Asia, pointing out the case of Kazakhstan with its geopolitical implications, economical strategies and "religious links" with its neighbouring countries 



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by Gregorio Baggiani

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Russia-Afghanistan relations date back to the 19th century. The Soviet-Afghan War of 1979-1989 still insistently projects its shadow between Russia and Afghanistan, making it quite difficult for the two countries to establish new relations. In the following article, Gregorio Baggiani analyses the current relations between the two countries, focusing on the interests of Moscow in Afghanistan and the attitude of Afghanistan towards the big Euro-asian country. The author points out and discuss clearly Russia's role in the great game in Central Asia



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