Top Diplomat Says US Building Central, South Asian Capabilities For Development
U.S. Assistant Secretary Of State for South and Central Asia Richard Boucher says that while the United States actively works to promote security and cooperation in Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, in many cases it's up to the governments themselves to take responsibility for addressing the challenges they face.
Boucher discussed U.S. efforts in the region with RFE/RL Central Newsroom Director Jay Tolson and correspondents Golnaz Esfandiari and Abubakar Siddique.
RFE/RL: Some say that the United States, at least since 2005, has been less conspicuously engaged in Central Asia. You recently said that the new administration will place greater emphasis on the region. How so?
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