TITLE

Global Insights: Manas Decision Raises Regional Fears of U.S. Exit From Eurasia

AUTHOR(S)
Weitz, Richard
PUB. DATE
October 2013
SOURCE
World Politics Review;10/22/2013, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Database
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the announcement by the U.S. Department of Defense that all U.S. troops will leave Manas airbase in Kyrgyzstan in July 2014. The base has been used as a transit center for U.S. troops entering and leaving Afghanistan. This role will be replaced by a base in Romania. The decision is a response to a vote by the Kyrgyzstan's parliament to terminate the U.S. lease. It is noted that the U.S. decision makes sense but warns its implications for Central Asia and the South Caucasus.
ACCESSION #
91701432

 

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