In an effort to gain leverage against Russia and China, Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to Kazakhstan last week to meet with foreign ministers of the five Central Asian nations. The United States has no vital national security interests in any of the five Islamic states that have had long-standing ties to Moscow and are heavily reliant on economic assistance from China.
What happened in Kazakhstan increasingly looks like a US – Turkish – British – Israeli – led coup d’etat attempt foiled dramatically by their Eurasian adversaries
As America continues to bleat on about human rights in China, it supports and promotes the head-choppers to whom it has granted a franchise, Eamon McKinney writes.
There’s great temptation for Washington to get involved, says Anatol Lieven, whether it be driven by the pro-democracy industry or to cause trouble for Russia and China.