The states of Central Asia and the Caucasus are clearly rattled by Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, and looking for ways to protect themselves against the same in the future.
A decisive shift has taken place in Kazakhstan.
The struggle to limit Russian influence in Central and Eastern Europe requires better infrastructure and development to ensure economic progress and increasing wealth.
A coming infrastructure conference could lay the groundwork for a new strategy in the region.
A more integrated and cohesive Central Asia that includes Afghanistan will do more than anything else in sight to render it stable and predictable.