The Death of CENTO’s Ghost: How the US Lost the Four Great Powers of Southwest Asia

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Martin SIEFF: CENTO is gone. The Baghdad Pact is dead. The four great buffer powers that the US and the UK looked upon to dominate the northern tier of Southwest and South Asia have abandoned Washington or are about to do so. The consequences of this development – born of a generation of stupid, heedless and selfish US policy bungles – will reshape the world.

Source: The Death of CENTO’s Ghost: How the US Lost the Four Great Powers of Southwest Asia

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