As the United States escalates its new cold war against Russia and China, there is now an urgent imperative to reject this cold war mentality of wanting to divide the world along old acrimonious lines.
All wars end in a negotiation of some sort – so why not now?
Rising food prices and financial turbulence have set the alarm bells ringing across the region.
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has already begun to have a negative economic impact on the five Central Asian republics.
The war hysteria that has rolled in like a tidal wave in recent weeks and months is the most striking example.