S-Space Graduate School of International Studies (국제대학원) Dept. of International Studies (국제학과) Theses (Master's Degree_국제학과)
Integration Processes in Central Asia: Kazakhstan and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
중앙아시아 통합 과정들: 카자흐스탄과 상하이 협력기구 중심으로
- 듈랫 자니베코프
- Seong-Ho Sheen
- 국제대학원 국제학과(국제협력전공)
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 대학원
- 학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 대학원 : 국제대학원 국제학과(국제협력전공), 2018. 8. Seong-Ho Sheen.
- Currently, integration processes became an important part of international relations. Integration organizations in which states interact for common goals and interests exist in almost all regions and corners of the world.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Central Asia region becomes a center of competition games among worlds great powers, which tried to establish their influence in the region through a bilateral and multilateral level of cooperation, by the proposal of integration initiatives. Therefore, nowadays we can find a large number of integration organizations in the region with different kind of functions and goals.
However, we can see a growing influence of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO) among the existing integration organization in the region.
Participation of Kazakhstan, one of the largest country in Central Asia, located between two great powers Russia and China, also a member of the SCO, requires detailed analysis and has an importance in defining future integration development of Central Asian countries within the SCO framework.
The goal of this paper is to describe the importance of the SCO in Central Asia and define main interest of Kazakhstan towards participating in the SCO.