China, Russia and the Tussle for Influence in Kazakhstan

Until recently, Central Asia played only a modest role in world politics, a reflection of its economic weakness, domestic problems, and distrust of integration. Russia’s presence in the region as the primary political mediator and economic partner was incontestable. In the last few years, though, China’s growing economic interest in Central Asia has come to be seen in Moscow as a threat to its influence.

Read Full at http://thediplomat.com/2015/03/china-russia-and-the-tussle-for-influence-in-kazakhstan/

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