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Central Asia: New Arc of Crisis? (WHP 17)

Shirin Akiner
Whitehall Papers, 1 July 1992
International Security Studies, Terrorism, Tackling Extremism, Russia, Global Security Issues, Terrorism, Europe, Central and South Asia
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991 a new fear emerged: that of Central Asia as a key link in a Muslim fundamentalist ‘arc of instability’ stretching from North Africa to western China. Once again, reality was brushed aside in favour of sensationalist theory.

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