Northern Distribution Network
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns traveled to Central Asia this week, meeting the presidents of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. And while few details about the meetings were released, it seems that the main topics of conversation were events to the East (in Ukraine) and South (in Afghanistan).
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns expressed the United States’ commitment to sovereignty and independence of the Central Asia states during his visit to the region, while a new bill in the Senate aims to enhance U.S. defense cooperation with Georgia and Azerbaijan
This week analysts largely dismissed the impact of NATO’s increased engagement in the South Caucasus while Russian officials touted the country’s military assistance to Central Asia