عنوان مقاله [English]
Geographical values play an important role in the behavior of countries and create different behavioral patterns such as cooperation, interaction, rivalry and disputation. Central Asia, as a geographical space with a set of values, opportunities and potentials, after the collapse of the Soviet Union and creation of power vacuum in Central Asia, has caused rivalry among powers in order to gain these values and opportunities. This research is intended to examine the role of geographical values of Central Asia in the rivalry of global powers. The research methodology adopted is descriptive- analytic and the data- gathering procedure is library finding. The results of this research based on library findings reveal that geographical values of this region are influential in the rivalry of global powers. The most important geographical values leading to rivalry are: geographical location, energy resources, energy transmission routs and the consumption market of Central Asia.