Central Asia: Traveling the Great Game Borderlands

The Hairaton road and rail bridge between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. (Photo: Nicholas Nugent)

Three of Central Asia’s republics, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, border Afghanistan along a frontier agreed to by Russia and Britain during the late 19th century. The border deal was an outcome of the so-called Great Game.
 

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Nicholas Nugent is a writer and broadcaster specializing in Asia and the former Soviet Union.

Central Asia: Traveling the Great Game Borderlands

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