October 6, 2010

Obama Pulls the Plug on U.S. Empire in Central Asia

Steve LeVine, The New Republic

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Washington's willingness to defer to Russia in the land of Kipling may mark the beginning of something larger: a new era in which the Great Powers attempt to tread more gingerly in each other's backyards. The implications of this shift are great, and potentially risky.

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TAGGED: Azerbaijan, Caucasus, Russia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, Barack Obama

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