Article Type: Research Article
China and the countries of Central Asia have and have significant historical ties to each other. Since the end of the Cold War, relations between China and the Central Asian republics have grown dramatically in a variety of areas. This paper, based on a realistic approach, assumes that security is the most important pillar of China’s relations with Central Asian countries and that its other objectives in the region are affected.
Accordingly, the present paper seeks to explore the role of components such as border security and terrorism in the relationship between China and the Central Asian governments and examines Beijing’s strategies to overcome regional security challenges and expand security interactions with neighboring countries.