RUSSIA'S CENTRAL ASIA POLICY UNDER BORIS YELTSIN
This article seeks to analyze Russia's Central Asia policy under President Boris Yeltsin during the 1990s. It focuses on Russia's security and economic relations with Central Asian states. During the 1990s, along with various policies of the then ruling elite in Russia, Russia's security and economic relations with Central Asian states, therefore its influence on the region, deteriorated considerably in comparison with the Soviet times. Main factors behind this process were general characteristics of Russian foreign policy during the 1990s; namely, confusion, lack of coherence and ineffectiveness.
Keywords: Russian Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Boris Yeltsin, security relations, economic relations.
Boris Yeltsin Döneminde Rusya'nın Orta Asya Politikası
Bu makale 1990'lı yıllarda, Başkan Boris Yeltsin dönemindeki Rusya'nın Orta
Asya politikasını incelemeyi amaçlamaktadır. Makale Rusya'nın Orta Asya Devletleri
ile olan güvenlik ve ekonomik ilişkilerine odaklanmaktadır. 1990'larda, o zamanın
yönetici elitinin uyguladığı farklı politikalar eşliğinde, Rusya'nın Orta Asya Devletleri
ile olan güvenlik ve ekonomik ilişkileri, dolayısıyla Rusya'nın Orta Asya üzerindeki
etkisi, Sovyetler Birliği dönemine kıyasla önemli bir oranda gerilemiştir. 1990'lı yıllarda
Rus dış politikasının genel özellikleri olan akıl karışıklığı, tutarsızlık ve etkisizlik bu
sürecin arkasındaki ana etkenler olmuştur.
Anahtar Kelimeler: Rus Dış Politikası, Orta Asya, Boris Yeltsin, güvenlik
ilişkileri, ekonomik ilişkiler.
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