Border Disputes in the Central Asian States

Video Transcript

They will tell you, 'they' being the populations from Central Asia, that under the time of the Soviet Union, the boundaries between the Central Asian Republics weren't too great of an issue. But now with the identity of the country of Tajikistan and/or Kyrgyzstan, the identity of the border with Uzbekistan, they don't have that free access. And that is what causes some of the, it causes a lot of the ethnic conflict now, especially on the enclaves where the border markings, just plain, 'Where is the border?' Is not clear in anyone's mind, and both sides view it as their territory.

In this video, a U.S. Army civilian employee discusses the border dispute between the Central Asian States.