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Russian and U.S. Cooperation in Kyrgyzstan

A Eurasianet partner post from <a href="http://www.stratfor.com/">Stratfor</a&gt;

As the United States and Russia have strengthened ties since their “reset” in relations, one country that has witnessed significant developments between the two — in the form of deals and visits — is Kyrgyzstan. Russia, which has developed a more complex and nuanced foreign policy as a result of its strong geopolitical position, has an interest in cooperating with Washington and NATO in the war effort in Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan is an important component of such cooperation. But Russia’s partnership with the United States coincides with its own increased military and political presence in Kyrgyzstan, which gives Moscow the final say on what transpires in the country.

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Russian and U.S. Cooperation in Kyrgyzstan

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