Central Asia: Is Russia Ready to Address Central Asia’s Border Woes?

Tajikistan’s 1,400-kilometer-long border with Afghanistan has Russia concerned. (Photo: David Trilling)

As US-led forces gear up to downsize in Afghanistan, Moscow is increasingly worried about the possibility of militants, drugs and instability seeping into Central Asia. This growing concern is pushing the Kremlin to seek a more hands-on role in Central Asian border security.

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David Trilling is EurasiaNet's Central Asia editor.

Central Asia: Is Russia Ready to Address Central Asia’s Border Woes?

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