China & Russia: Set Timetable to Withdraw from Central Asia

In what could be a matter of real confrontation, China & Russia have asked America to set a timetable to withdraw from Central Asia. Brzenzski's Grand Chessboard is now charged with electricity.

CS reports,

A six-nation security bloc comprised of China, Russia, and four former Soviet states has urged the US-led coalition in Afghanistan to set a deadline for withdrawing troops from member states, reports BBC.

Meeting in the Kazakh capital of Astana, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) - which includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, and Russia - issued a joint statement saying the active military phase of the Afghan operation was coming to an end and calling on the US-led coalition to agree to a deadline for ending the temporary use of bases and air space in member countries.

We shall see what comes of this in the following days and weeks. Make no mistake, this is heavy-hitting geopolitics.


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