Continuation of deadly war or revival of Greater Central Asia?

 Continuation of deadly war or revival of Greater Central Asia?

Editor’s note: Djoomart Otorbaev is the former Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, a distinguished professor of the Belt and Road School of Beijing Normal University, and a member of Nizami Ganjavi International Center. The article reflects the author’s views and not necessarily those of CGTN.

These days, perhaps two of the most referenced words in media are Afghanistan and the Taliban. Even though Afghanistan is far from the main centers of world politics and economics, and the Taliban never intended to expand their activities outside the country. The closest neighbors of Afghanistan – Central Asia, China, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and India show particular concern. Such attention to the Taliban is because it was this movement that won its 20-year war with the U.S., the country with the strongest army and immense financial capabilities, which spent more than $2.2 trillion on this war.

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