Friday, March 04, 2016

Russia in Central Asia - We're Still Here

  • Central Asia will become more of a security concern for Russia, especially with the risk of spillover militancy from Afghanistan.
  • Russia's financial strains and substantial military commitments in areas such as Ukraine and Syria will cause Moscow to cut and reorganize its military deployments in Central Asia rather than increase its troop levels in the region as previously planned.
  • Russia will continue to be the pre-eminent external military power in Central Asia, though the region will see increased security involvement from China, the United States and others.

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