Central Asia isn’t orange


Known as the “Heartland”, “Pivot Area” or, in Russian, “Central’naja Azija”, they are a group of high-risk republics, not only for Putin’s Russia and not only because of the Islamic independence movement. These States are a theatre of competition between the Russians and the Americans and channel a flow of drugs to Europe and the U.S. And there is little scope for optimism, because unlike Ukraine…