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For Russia and China, Cooperation Is the Name of the Game in Central Asia

Mar 9, 2018 | 17:06 GMT
Russia and China are both active in Central Asia's security, conducting joint military and counterterrorism exercises with regional militaries through security blocs such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
(VYACHESLAV OSELEDKA/AFP/Getty Images)

For centuries, Central Asia has been a battleground for outside powers such as the Persians and the Mongols or czarist Russia and the British Empire. The region, a major transit hub since the days of the Silk Road, became all the more appealing to foreign states after the discovery of...

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