Baev, Pavel K. (2008) Virtual Geopolitics in Central Asia: US-Russian Cooperation vs. Conflict of Interest, Security Index 14(1): 29–36.
Russia today preferes to block the Western vector in Central Asia and encourage the Chinese one, but the prospect of rapid weakening of Moscow's own vector may force it to rethink the priorities.
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