In recent years, Washington has lost its former influence in Central Asia. And despite the fact that the states bordering Afghanistan, namely Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, are in the sphere of Russia's direct interests, the Americans intend to compete with us.
Today, the Central Asian republics are at risk of being hit by international terrorism. After the defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, the United States can revive the "sleeping cells" near Russia. Therefore, our country is actively strengthening security at the distant approaches to its borders.