BATTLE AT THE BORDER: AN ANALYSIS OF THE 2021 KYRGYZSTAN-TAJIKISTAN CONFLICT

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Abstract

The deadly skirmishes along the disputed border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in late April 2021 stand out in comparison to other recent clashes between residents of this remote area. This article analyzes the 2021 border conflict. Furthermore, it stands to reason that the current political climate serves to hinder any resolution to this interstate dispute. Lastly, since skirmishes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (both members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization) serve as a source of potential embarrassment for the Russian Federation, Moscow will seek to assert its leverage, in the hopes of avoiding future clashes and maintaining its hegemony over Central Asia.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAsian Affairs
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • border
  • clash
  • conflict
  • Enclave
  • Japarov
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Putin
  • Rahmon
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • violence
  • Vorukh

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Law

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