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Wakhan Corridor

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Sabtain Ahmed Dar

The Centre for Security, Strategy and Policy Research (CSSPR), University of Lahore (Pakistan).

Russian strategy of Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) from the West and Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRU) from the East, Kyrgyzstan lies right into the center of the New Great Game between great powers. These are the areas where Kyrgyzstan has several options to capitalize on the interests of the major powers and concomitantly shape its regional strategy to survive as a potent state in Central Asia. One of them is the area of the Wakhan Corridor, a strip which connects Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir and China.

The Wakhan Corridor