Central Asia, the Eurasian Union and Crisis Management
Central Asia’s strategic position at the crossroads of Europe and Asia is both a blessing and a curse. Key global players eye the region’s resources and devise grand schemes to include Central Asia. However, there is a risk that the region may simply be exploited in the drive for a new Eurasian order, writes Michał Romanowski. Russia wishes to use its Eurasian Economic Union to strengthen its relations with the former satellite states in Central Asia, but they are rightly wary of Moscow’s intentions.