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Asia Central como encrucijada en la competencia entre las grandes potencias: Presente vs. pasado

Paulo Duarte


Este artículo analiza los conceptos de Gran Juego y Nuevo Gran Juego que, aunque separados en el tiempo, señalan la extrema importancia del Asia Central. La noción de Nuevo Gran Juego se discute a continuación, al igual que los atributos especiales de la región, ayudando a comprender por qué las grandes potencias están implicadas tan activamente allí. Examinando los objetivos, actores, lugares y métodos de ambos juegos, este artículo arguye que el concepto de Nuevo Gran Juego puede no responder a la esencia de la realidad que pretende describir.


This paper analyzes the concepts of Great Game and New Great Game that, although separated in time, outline the extreme importance of Central Asia. It will begin by addressing the origins of the Great Game, which in the past opposed the Russian empire to the British Empire in the dispute for control of Central Asia. Th e notion of New Great Game will be subsequently discussed, as well as the region’s special attributes, which help understand why Great Powers are so actively implicated there. Examining the objectives, actors, locations and methods used by both games, this paper argues that the concept of New Great Game may prove inadequate to the essence of the reality it wants to describe.

Palabras clave

Asia Central; Gran Juego; Nuevo Gran Juego; Imperio Ruso; Imperio Británico; Central Asia; Great Game; New Great Game; Russian Empire; British Empire

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