Cover Osteuropa 8-9/2007

In Osteuropa 8-9/2007
Teil des Dossiers Zentralasien

Between Mountains and Desert
Central Asia’s Natural Realm

Jörg Stadelbauer

Deutsche Fassung


The five post-Soviet states of Central Asia possess structural geographic features that contribute to some development processes unfolding with greater difficulty than in other parts of the world. The contrasts in landscapes, an increasing water shortage, the con-sequences of squandered resources and growing population pose problems that can be met only inadequately with the current environmental and economic management.

(Osteuropa 8-9/2007, pp. 9–26)