Central Asia and the South Caucasus awakens & What is to be done? 2 of 2. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.

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Photo: Ships of Imperial Russian Navy’s Aral Flotilla in the 1850s

An apparently unnamed Russian officer or civilian traveler, possibly M. Veniukof – The Russians in Central Asia : their occupation of the Kirghiz steppe and the line of the Syr-Daria : their political relations with Khiva, Bokhara, and Kokan : also descriptions of Chinese Turkestan and Dzungaria; by Capt. Valikhanof, M. Veniukof and [others] (1865) https://archive.org/stream/cu31924023159621#page/n353/mode/1up
An illustration to a chapter about Russian naval activities on the Aral Sea and the Syr Darya in the 1850s. Original caption: “Russian steam-barges, originally stationed at Fort No. 7, opposite Kungrad on the Syr-Darya”. The author may have made a mistake, because today’s Kungrad is on the Amu-Darya, not Syr-Darya; possibly, another town (or river arm?) with similar name was meant.
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  • Created: drawn between 1847 and 1865; English edition of the book published in 1865

Tuesday 3 December 2019 / Hour 1, Block D: Afghanistan is critical, for rail links to the world at large,  if trump can negotiate a peace in Afghanistan, can stabilize it and open the entire region such that Moscow and Beijing cannot dominate it.  Further, links through Azerbaijan to Turkey and Europe. The issue of Iran will be a problem for years, but ultimately the Central Asian states will be able to send goods south through Iran. Also, from Zahedan into Afghanistan.  American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce, meeting in Washington:  Visa, Intl Harvester, Caterpillar, and other large firms were present. Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan were also present.  Beijing already dominates some of the old khanates in Central Asia.  Uyghurs.

 

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