The Central Asian countries, which gained their independence after the Cold War, attracted the attention of their neighbors, China and Russia, as well as other great powers. The Central Asian region was seen as a new area of sharing because of its geopolitical location and rich natural resources, the USA's efforts to build up influence have troubled China and Russia, and the two countries have developed areas of cooperation in their policies towards Central Asia against the USA. But; major conflict areas have emerged on the basis of Central Asia, particularly by China's failure to turn Russia over to Central Asian energy sources. This situation creates a dicotomy in the policies of the two countries in the region. In this context, the main purpose of the study; It is a discussion of the question of whether Russia and China could continue to cooperate in the policies of the two countries by explaining the areas of cooperation and conflict based on Central Asia.
Anahtar Kelimeler: Central Asia, Russia, China, Conflict, Cooperation