Experts say the United States to build a new military base in Central Asia and China share interests
Russian military bases in Central Asia diagram.
12 16, Russia’s armed forces chief of staff Admiral Makarov said in Moscow, the U.S. is planning in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to establish new military bases. Makarov said that the U.S. has established military bases in Bulgaria and Romania, and Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan plan to establish a new base. Makarov stressed: “The important thing is that we need to understand the actual arena in Russia and neighboring CIS countries, where the time to prepare and deploy in the shortest time that can prepare to battle the front-line troops in our assembled on the border with the U.S. front line forces and means, the risk increased more and more our national government and the Defense Department’s concern is not unreasonable. “
a few days ago, Russia” independent “reported that the government of Kazakhstan has approved the Almaty airport on to provide the U.S. the right to use the memo. This is a early as 2001 to 2002 had already signed the agreement, but why only now Kazakh approval? Analysts said that as the main ally of Russia in Kazakhstan to the United States continue to close, which Russia and neighboring countries in the region have a significant impact, especially in August, the Russian grid “五日 war” after.
reported that since 2005, Uzbekistan Hannabade base was closed, the U.S. has 45 aircraft landing at Almaty airport. Approved under this new agreement, the United States will pay the base cost of services and aircraft landing fees, but no other rental costs. In this regard, Russia’s geopolitical researcher Ivar Otmar said: “NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan, Central Asia has more than one airport, why should a Almaty with it? You know, to fly from here Afghanistan is to bypass the Chinese airspace and instead will spend two more than three hours. “Ivar Otmar thus believe that the real purpose of the United States this practice is to deter China and Russia.
U.S. and NATO forces in Central Asia well into the first reason, is “9.11″ against the Taliban, and has been occupied by the Manas airport, Kirghizia and other places. Meigao Guan has said the U.S. military base in Manas can be used not only against terrorists in Afghanistan, in other Asian countries (such as Iran, North Korea, Syria, Yemen, Indonesia and the Philippines) also appear in the case of terrorists , it may also use the base. Frequently associated with the recent spread of “the war to the United States to overcome the economic crisis,” saying, can not help but heart of a bear.
if only to counter-terrorism in Afghanistan, then the original Manas military base in the U.S. military have been sufficient. But recently there are reports that Washington is trying to expand the Manas air base 30 hectares and plans to lease the 1960s when the Soviet Union to train pilots Kirghizia care Ke Make Airport. Thus, only the United States against terrorism in Afghanistan to deploy military bases in Central Asia, the strategic use of nothing. Americans still use military bases in Central Asia, all Central Asian countries of the investigation, including of course China. Obviously, in Central Asia, the Americans more aware of Russia and China, for which the U.S. has been trying to deploy military bases in Central Asia, a long-range early warning aircraft.
Not long ago, Hudson Institute in Washington, director of Sanofi Barron Eurasian Policy at the British “Financial Times” wrote that the United States and China to “share” interests in Central Asia. The article said that U.S. policy objectives in Central Asia are: to support national sovereignty and independence, and to promote security, energy cooperation and internal reform. While acknowledging the region’s importance to U.S. interests, but the U.S. government refused to Central Asia is defined as (like Russia recently declared as) a “special sphere of influence.” The article also said: “In view of China and the West in fighting terrorism, preventing weapons proliferation, and the drug trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and other aspects of common interests, China is increasingly seen as a responsible country. The two countries in security cooperation may be carried out in Pakistan will also reduce Pakistan to India’s concerns, and to increase cooperation against Islamic militants may be. “
” 9.11 “incident on the political map of Central Asia, the impact is profound and far-reaching. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has been called the Russian version of “9.11″ incident “8.8″ South Ossetia events, are also the situation in Transcaucasia and Central Asia brought new changes.
Although U.S. soldiers have been stationed in Central Asia and much of the potential long-term camp, although Putin had agreed U.S. troops into Central Asia, but events in South Ossetia in the Russian “super-tough performance,” clearly to reveal their strategic red line. Although the EU, NATO and other international organizations are looking for the opportunity to enter a new entry point for Central Asia, although, like Turkey, a regional power like Iran are doing everything possible to expand its influence in Central Asia, but living in big game center stage Central Asian countries, but the implementation of the diversity of pragmatic diplomacy, to juggle between the major powers, that the greater interests of the country.
12 10 May, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said publicly: “Russia does not want to lead the former Soviet Union countries and relations with other countries, but also to understand the United States and the European Union’s legitimate interests in this region, but the United States and the relationship between the EU and these countries must be legitimate, but should be transparent. “He stressed that if the intervention is in the background, then the problem will be more complex and a crisis, the CIS countries must respect people’s choice, let them determine their own destiny.
In fact, no matter how the situation in Central Asia, changes in the past that a country in Central Asia “single leading” the situation has gone forever. Period of time in the future, Central Asia, the door is wide open, no country can alone in Central Asia “anything they want, do whatever they want.” (Key bin)