Foreign Policy Article on Central Asia

Foreign Policy Article on Central Asia

Just got published on ForeignPolicy.com:   an article I wrote about Central Asia. Summary:   Shanghai cooperation isn’t where the action is; it’s on the ground with pipelines and electric lines.  Russia is being pushed back and China is pushing into a region where they’ve been absent for 200 years.   China benefits as well from lowering its dependence on the (US- and India-controlled) straits of Malacca and Indian Ocean.   The countries of the region benefit from having multiple options and outlets. The US needs to stay active even as we withdraw from Afghanistan. 

http://alturl.com/m8yht

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