Brief: Russia Blocks the US in Tajikistan

Moscow announced the creation of a unified regional air defense system with the Central Asian country.

Background: Russia historically sees Central Asia as sitting within its sphere of influence, both economically and militarily. The region’s post-Soviet states, however, value their sovereignty. So Moscow is moving slowly and deliberately, trying to attract regional governments to participate in joint projects and to convince them of the need for close cooperation. The Kremlin’s challenge […]

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