Central Asia

US in Afghanistan: A War By Any Other Name…

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If the promise of a US withdrawal from Afghanistan has been met by extreme skepticism by not only the American public, but by the rest of the world, the US government has only itself to blame. The White House published, “Remarks by President Biden on the Way Forward in Afghanistan,” on April 14, 2021 included the US President claiming: Over the past…

Who is Fanning the Flames of the Kyrgyz-Tajik Сonflict and Why?

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In the last month alone, the situation on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan escalated for the second time. Kyrgyzstan stated that Tajik military personnel have reinforced the border with military personnel and reported that a sea vessel appeared on the disputed section of the state border at an undisclosed location…

The Strategic Partnership of China and Kyrgyzstan

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On May 11, 2021, in the Chinese city of Xi’an, a meeting was held between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Ruslan Kazakbayev and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi. The Foreign Ministers discussed issues of trade and finance, as well as the implementation of joint infrastructure projects. A month earlier…

Ghani Staggered after US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

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Even the US military newspaper Stars and Stripes is no longer hiding the panic flight of American troops from Afghanistan, reporting on their hurried withdrawal from the country amid a three-day ceasefire on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Such a hasty “withdrawal” of US troops occurred after US President Joe Biden violated the terms of the process…

The British Costs of the War in Afghanistan

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On April 29, the US and NATO countries began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, ending a military campaign that had lasted nearly 20 years. The US and Britain began and led a military operation “Enduring Freedom” against the Taliban after the organized by al-Qaeda (banned in Russia) terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001 and the refusal…

While Withdrawing Troops, Washington Craves for a New Base in Central Asia

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Fearing the possibility of triggering an armed response of the Taliban (organization banned in Russia) by delaying the withdrawal of the US-led military coalition from Afghanistan, Washington is trying to stay ahead of the schedule. As a matters of fact, senior NATO officials have revealed that the planned withdrawal is due to be completed…

US Troops Trying to Break Through from Afghanistan into Central Asia

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As the evacuation of NATO’s coalition troops, deployed in Afghanistan for the past 20 years, begins, a highly serious and still unresolved issue for the United States is where these armed forces and their weapons and military equipment will be withdrawn to. Some media outlets have already heard from a senior…

Where are the US and NATO Withdrawing their Afghan Troops to?

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On May 1, US President Joe Biden announced the beginning of the official withdrawal from Afghanistan of the remaining troops — about 3,000 American troops and about 7,000 fighters of NATO countries. There is no reason to talk about even a ghost of victory for the US in this war, and Joe Biden did not try to cover this up when he announced…

America’s Disgraceful Escape from Afghanistan

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US President Joe Biden solemnly and rather bluntly announced that he would withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. More than three thousand people of different nationalities were killed in these attacks, committed by the terrorist organization al-Qaeda (banned in Russia), led…

Britain is Starting its own Game in Central Asia

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For Britain, as for other Atlanticists, Central Asia (CA) has long been an area of key interest. To some extent, this is due to the region’s significant mineral reserves, as well as its strategic location as a bridge between Europe and Southeast Asia. That is why in recent years the West has been particularly active in trying to prevent the restoration of Russia’s strategic presence here…

Will the US Really Withdraw its Military Assets from Afghanistan?

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While the Joe Biden administration has confirmed a US withdrawal from Afghanistan with or without a political settlement between Kabul and the Taliban, the story that has started to unfold following Biden’s announcement shows that withdrawal isn’t after all going to be a straightforward pull out of all military resources currently deployed…

Biden Completes Withdrawal of US Troops from Afghanistan

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On April 14, 2021, White House Chief of Staff Joe Biden said that beginning May 1, the United States will begin withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, and that the last American soldier will leave the country before the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Is this decision timely? Over the past year, the US has been experiencing a number…


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