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Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan and China have resolved their border dispute and completed demarcation of their borders in 2002 to control population migration, illegal activities, and trade
  • delimitation of boundary with Russia is almost complete - delimitations with Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are complete with demarcations underway - delimitation with Kyrgyzstan is largely complete
  • Creation of a seabed boundary with Turkmenistan in the Caspian Sea was concluded, and equidistant seabed treaties were signed with Azerbaijan and Russia in the Caspian Sea
  • Kenya
  • Kenya's administrative boundary still extends into the Sudan, creating the "Ilemi Triangle"; Kenya has acted as an important mediator in Sudan's north-south civil war
  • Kenya and Uganda are working together to stem cattle rustling and violence by the Lord's Resistance Army along the border
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    Korea, North
  • with China, certain islands in Yalu and Tumen rivers are in uncontested dispute
  • a section of boundary around Paektu-san (mountain) is indefinite
  • China has been attempting to stop mass illegal migration of North Koreans escaping famine, economic privation, and oppression into northern China
  • Military Demarcation Line within the 4-km wide Demilitarized Zone has separated North from South Korea since 1953
  • periodic maritime disputes with South Korea
  • Korea, South
  • Military Demarcation Line within the 4-km wide Demilitarized Zone has separated North from South Korea since 1953
  • periodic maritime disputes with North Korea
  • Liancourt - intensified media coverage and protests highlight dispute over the fishing-rich Liancourt Rocks (Tok-do/Take-shima) also claimed by Japan
  • Ieodo / Suyan Rock / Socotra Rock is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Korea, which considers it to lie within its EEZ, referring to it as Ieodo or Parangdo, and the People's Republic of China which refers to it as Suyan Rock.
  • Kuwait
  • Kuwait and Saudi Arabia continue negotiating a joint maritime boundary with Iran
  • no maritime boundary exists with Iraq in the Persian Gulf
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • boundary with China is fully demarcated
  • delimitation with Kazakhstan is largely complete with only minor disputed areas
  • disputes in Isfara Valley delay completion of delimitation with Tajikistan
  • Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Border delimitation is underway with Uzbekistan but serious disputes around enclaves and elsewhere continue to mar progress for some 130 km of border
  • delimitation is underway with Uzbekistan but serious disputes around enclaves and elsewhere continue to mar progress for some 130 km of border



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