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Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
May 30, 2019

Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
In recent weeks, high-level Russian security and intelligence officials have made trips to Dushanbe.

How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
October 09, 2018

How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?

By Umida Hashimova
At CIS meeting, Mirziyoyev’s worries about instability in Afghanistan were on display.
Russia's Military Cooperation Goals in Central Asia
January 31, 2018

Russia's Military Cooperation Goals in Central Asia

By Dmitry Stefanovich
What military threats keep Russia and its Central Asian partners up at night?

Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia
April 07, 2017

Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia

By Guy Plopsky
Big plans, indeed, but will they materialize?

Commonwealth of Independent States Gather for Jubilee Summit
September 16, 2016

Commonwealth of Independent States Gather for Jubilee Summit

By Catherine Putz
Sometimes the jubilee you planned for isn’t the jubilee you get.

The Poll Price of Putinism
June 01, 2016

The Poll Price of Putinism

By Casey Michel
Many of Russia's neighbors now view Moscow as their greatest threat, but approval of U.S. leadership is also at a low.

Russia Delivers S-300 Missile Defense System to Kazakhstan
December 25, 2015

Russia Delivers S-300 Missile Defense System to Kazakhstan

By Ankit Panda
Plus, the erosion of intel in Afghanistan, Russia's intel sharing with the Taliban, and more defense and security links.
How Putin Plans to Fight Terrorism in Central Asia
October 20, 2015

How Putin Plans to Fight Terrorism in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Fears of spillover from Afghanistan and ISIS have prompted Moscow to increase its military might in Central Asia.

Russia Engages in Military Drills on Europe’s Doorstep
August 25, 2015

Russia Engages in Military Drills on Europe’s Doorstep

By Catherine Putz
The drills will practice "localizing an armed conflict and eliminating illegal armed formations in the Eastern European region.”

The 'Great Game' 2.0
July 11, 2012

The 'Great Game' 2.0

Russia’s plan to use regional organizations as levers in Central Asia has some flaws, argues Richard Weitz.

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