After Delay, Russia’s Newest Spaceport Sends Up First Rocket
April 29, 2016
After Delay, Russia’s Newest Spaceport Sends Up First Rocket
“I am happy to welcome you to Vostochny, a new and actually the first ever Russian spaceport,” Putin said.
After Delay, Russia’s Newest Spaceport Sends Up First Rocket
Uzbekistan's Karimov Out-Talks Putin in Moscow
April 28, 2016
Uzbekistan's Karimov Out-Talks Putin in Moscow
Karimov rambled about vegetables and doesn't think the SCO should get involved in Afghanistan.
Uzbekistan's Karimov Out-Talks Putin in Moscow
Why Did Russia’s Pivot to Asia Fail?
April 24, 2016
Why Did Russia’s Pivot to Asia Fail?
Russia needs China, but China has options.
Why Did Russia’s Pivot to Asia Fail?
Kazakhstan to Attend the Doha Oil Summit
April 15, 2016
Kazakhstan to Attend the Doha Oil Summit
At least Astana will be in the room where it happens.
Kazakhstan to Attend the Doha Oil Summit
IMF Projects Another Bad Year for Central Asian Economies
April 14, 2016
IMF Projects Another Bad Year for Central Asian Economies
The causes are familiar: Russian recession and low oil prices.
IMF Projects Another Bad Year for Central Asian Economies
Iran Confirms Delivery of First Russian S-300 Air Defense System
April 11, 2016
Iran Confirms Delivery of First Russian S-300 Air Defense System
Sources in Moscow and Tehran confirmed that the first batch of S-300 missile systems arrived in Iran.
Iran Confirms Delivery of First Russian S-300 Air Defense System
Eurasian Economic Union Meeting Delayed and Moved to Moscow
April 08, 2016
Eurasian Economic Union Meeting Delayed and Moved to Moscow
For the second year running, the EEU’s spring meeting has been delayed because of Armenia.
Eurasian Economic Union Meeting Delayed and Moved to Moscow
Russia Will Ship S-300 Missile Systems to Iran Within Days
April 07, 2016
Russia Will Ship S-300 Missile Systems to Iran Within Days
A Russian diplomat expects the first S-300 delivery to take place in the coming days.
Russia Will Ship S-300 Missile Systems to Iran Within Days
The Eurasian Economic Union's Armenia Problem
April 06, 2016
The Eurasian Economic Union's Armenia Problem
An upcoming summit in Yerevan might be relocated because of the flaring conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Eurasian Economic Union's Armenia Problem
Russia to Deploy Missile Systems on Kuril Islands
March 28, 2016
Russia to Deploy Missile Systems on Kuril Islands
Moscow is allegedly also exploring whether the islands could serve as a naval base for its Pacific fleet.
Russia to Deploy Missile Systems on Kuril Islands
Is Russia's Deadliest Tank Already in Serial Production?
March 15, 2016
Is Russia's Deadliest Tank Already in Serial Production?
The head of Rostec recently alleged that the T-14 'Armata' has entered serial production.
Is Russia's Deadliest Tank Already in Serial Production?
Russia and Tajikistan Stage Large Antiterrorism Drills
March 12, 2016
Russia and Tajikistan Stage Large Antiterrorism Drills
Moscow and Dushanbe are getting a lot of practice in.
Russia and Tajikistan Stage Large Antiterrorism Drills
Did Obama's 'Red Line' Fib Matter in the End?
March 12, 2016
Did Obama's 'Red Line' Fib Matter in the End?
The importance of credibility in international affairs is often overestimated.
Did Obama's 'Red Line' Fib Matter in the End?
Kazakhstan Among the Oil Giants
March 11, 2016
Kazakhstan Among the Oil Giants
Astana’s oversized dependence on oil has put the country’s economy at the whims of a merciless global oil market.
Kazakhstan Among the Oil Giants
China’s Silk Road Belt Outpaces Russia’s Economic Union
March 10, 2016
China’s Silk Road Belt Outpaces Russia’s Economic Union
Beijing’s economic endeavors in Central Asia are off to a better start than Russia’s. Don't expect that to damage ties.
China’s Silk Road Belt Outpaces Russia’s Economic Union
Russia's Intervention in Syria and the Kurdish Question
March 09, 2016
Russia's Intervention in Syria and the Kurdish Question
It is likely that both Russia and the United States will continue to support Syrian Kurds.
Russia's Intervention in Syria and the Kurdish Question
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