Cover Osteuropa 8-9/2007

In Osteuropa 8-9/2007

Trans-National Co-operation
Afghanistan and Its Northern Neighbours

Bernd Kuzmits

Deutsche Fassung


The Amu Darya river marks a large part of the border between Afghanistan and its northern neighbours Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Until the end of the Soviet Union, this border could hardly be passed and formed a line of separation between different paths of development. Today, security is the first maxim of Central Asian border policy. Nonetheless, the beginnings of trans-border co-operation are gradually taking shape.

(Osteuropa 8-9/2007, pp. 417–432)