S. Frederick Starr quoted in the Washington Post on China’s Influence in Central Asia

May 12th, 2017 – S. Frederick Starr was quoted in the Washington Post, in the article As U.S. retreats in Asia-Pacific, China fills the void with an ambitious global plan, on China’s influence in Central Asia.

“Putin is equally wary of China’s influence in Central Asia, a region that Russia considers its back yard, and is embracing the Chinese plan with “gritted teeth,” said S. Frederick Starr, chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University in Washington.”