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Russia Tests Hypersonic Zircon Missile
July 22, 2021

Russia Tests Hypersonic Zircon Missile

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Growing geopolitical rivalries will continue to drive the development of hypersonic and other lethal weapons systems.

A Fateful Moment for the CSTO on the Afghan Border
July 19, 2021

A Fateful Moment for the CSTO on the Afghan Border

By Shuhrat Baratov
The Taliban’s recent lightning offensive in northern Afghanistan may be a litmus test for the relevance of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization.
What Russia’s National Security Strategy Has to Say About Asia
July 14, 2021

What Russia’s National Security Strategy Has to Say About Asia

By Igor Denisov
The new NSS has some notable differences from the 2015 version on Russia’s approach to the Asia-Pacific - and China in particular.

Russia Cautions Central Asia Against Hosting US Forces
July 14, 2021

Russia Cautions Central Asia Against Hosting US Forces

By Catherine Putz
As the U.S. looks to station over-the-horizon capabilities to address issues in Afghanistan, Central Asia is an obvious locale.

China-Russia: A Strategic Partnership Short on Strategy
June 30, 2021

China-Russia: A Strategic Partnership Short on Strategy

By Nicholas Trickett
The most recent Putin-Xi summit inadvertently showcased the lack of positive agenda items underpinning the two nations' relationship.

Hypersonic Missiles: A New Arms Race
June 25, 2021

Hypersonic Missiles: A New Arms Race

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
China, Russia and the United States are all pursuing hypersonic weapons technologies, setting the stage for an arms race.

Bilateral Bond Between Pakistan and Russia Deepening
June 23, 2021

Bilateral Bond Between Pakistan and Russia Deepening

By Niha Dagia
Both countries believe that a political settlement in Afghanistan is necessary for regional peace and stability.
Good China-Russia Relations Are Here to Stay
June 14, 2021

Good China-Russia Relations Are Here to Stay

By Janko Šćepanović,
A Russia-U.S. détente is unlikely to happen any time soon.

Is Kazakhstan Losing Its Most Talented Youth to Russia?
June 10, 2021

Is Kazakhstan Losing Its Most Talented Youth to Russia?

By Alimana Zhanmukanova
From musicians and students to professionals, some of Kazakhstan’s best and brightest choose to establish themselves in Russia. Why?

Could Russia and Japan Finally Find Peace in the Pacific?
June 09, 2021

Could Russia and Japan Finally Find Peace in the Pacific?

By Gabriel Gavin
The Kuril Islands dispute has kept Japan and Russia from ever formally ending the hostilities between them during World War II.

Mirziyoyev Asks EAEU for Benefits Up Front 
June 07, 2021

Mirziyoyev Asks EAEU for Benefits Up Front 

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan is an observer in the Eurasian Economic Union, but in a recent speech it’s clear Tashkent wants to see the benefits of membership before making the leap.
Will Russia Put China’s Arctic Ambitions on Ice?
June 05, 2021

Will Russia Put China’s Arctic Ambitions on Ice?

By Elizabeth Wishnick
Despite a close partnership, Russia has remained wary of China's involvement in the Arctic region.

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