The West can create problems for Russia and China through Central Eurasia. Opinion

13.05.2024, Tashkent.

The Central Eurasian region is interesting for the West primarily because it allows creating problems for China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan and India at once, said Bakhtiyor Yergashev, director of the Ma’no Center for Research Initiatives in Tashkent, commenting on the recent visits of British Foreign Secretary David Cameron to Central Eurasian capitals, Rossa Primavera News Agency informed on May 10.

Ergashev noted that Central Eurasian countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan – border several nuclear powers – Pakistan, Russia, and China. Also nearby is India. Iran, which borders the region to the southwest, may soon acquire nuclear weapons as well. At the same time, Russia and China are the West’s toughest opponents. The Western influence in the Central Eurasia region allows them to create problems for China and Russia “by undermining the situation in the region, destroying the balance of power and forming serious hotbeds of instability in the region.”

“And there are tension points in the region that can be targeted, and these tension points can be turned into conflict zones, conflicts with serious problems for the entire region and for those countries that are in the neighborhood of the region,” Yergashev said.

As for the economic interests of Western countries in the region, they are characterized by a neo-colonial model, when the West seeks not to develop deep processing of raw materials in the region. On the contrary, the West seeks to create a raw material model of economy in the region, so that most of the profits remain with Western companies, while the countries of the region receive only a small part of the profits and bear all the environmental costs.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency