Russia’s Putin Makes First Trip Abroad Since Invasion, to Tajikistan and Turkmenistan
By Catherine Putz
The warm welcome in Dushanbe and meetings around the Caspian table in Ashgabat were a chance for Putin to reaffirm his network of partners at a critical moment.
What Comes After the Caspian Sea Deal?
By Stanislav Pritchin
Successful realization of the opportunities opened by the deal will depend on political will among the Caspian littoral states.