Russia frets over Eurasian domino theory

By Yong Kwon

Moscow genuinely wants a strong American presence in Central Asia to secure the borders and create a more stable Afghanistan. Russia’s desires for US engagement in the region can be seen in its silence over American military presence in Manas air base in Kyrgyzstan

The United States and the Russian Federation both face an important juncture in their foreign policies. Both states see their intervention in Central Asia/Afghanistan-Pakistan as intrinsic to their national security. There is no reason why greater cooperation between the two great powers should not be actualized.

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