RUSSIAN POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SECURITY INTERESTS IN CENTRAL ASIAN REGION: A STUDY

  • Syed Muhammad Farhan
  • Dr. Faisal Javaid
  • Dr. Shahnawaz Muhammad Khan

Abstract

Russia and the Central Asian region have a long history ofengagements, based on Russian interests and the regionaldynamics that were changed from time to time. After aterrorist attack on the World Trade Centre, America hadstarted operations against Taliban Govt. in Afghanistan inthe name of the War on Terror and established militarybases in Central Asia. The Heads of Central Asiancountries and Russia condemned these attacks and initially,Russia supported the American campaign in this region.Later, with the Color revolutions and protests in regionalstates, Russia felt threatening and increased Americaninfluence in the region. The key points of the RussianRussia and the Central Asian region have a long history of engagements, based on Russian interests and the regional dynamics that were changed from time to time. After a terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre, America had started operations against Taliban Govt. in Afghanistan in the name of the War on Terror and established military bases in Central Asia. The Heads of Central Asian countries and Russia condemned these attacks and initially, Russia supported the American campaign in this region. Later, with the Color revolutions and protests in regional states, Russia felt threatening and increased American influence in the region. The key points of the RussianFederation’s foreign policy in the Central Asian region are institutional integration, helping in energy ventures, and strengthening security. The study conducts through the qualitative method. This article investigates the tactical significance of the region of Central Asia toward Russia. It also focuses on Russian security, political and economicinterests in this region.

Published
2020-12-31