Brief: Russia Tries to Block US Plans for Central Asia

The Russian president reportedly proposed coordinating efforts in Afghanistan with the United States.

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Background: Since the United States began withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban have been gaining strength and neighboring countries have been increasingly concerned about the potential for violent spillover. But the United States still intends to maintain a presence in South and Central Asia, and has been considering different locations for new military bases […]

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