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CSTO Issues Belated Declaration After Minsk Summit

CSTO Issues Belated Declaration After Minsk Summit

By Catherine Putz
The foreign ministers of the CSTO, of which Russia is a member, without apparent irony put out a statement that says “no state should ensure its security at the expense of the security of other states.”

Central Asia’s Strained Security Architecture 

Central Asia’s Strained Security Architecture 

By Saadi Khamidov
Growing divisions within the CSTO -- over Ukraine, Afghanistan, and various internal disputes -- may have serious implications for the region’s security architecture.
CSTO Deployment in Kazakhstan: Strategic Shift or Political Consolidation? 

CSTO Deployment in Kazakhstan: Strategic Shift or Political Consolidation? 

By Gregory Gleason and Pal Dunay
A great deal depends on how Kazakhstan recovers from the disorder and orients itself toward the changing international security terrain.

After Kazakhstan, the CSTO Isn’t Finished With Central Asia

After Kazakhstan, the CSTO Isn’t Finished With Central Asia

By Gabriel Gavin
The Russian-led CSTO military bloc has faced a critical test in the region.

The Kazakhstan Crisis: A View From Kyrgyzstan

The Kazakhstan Crisis: A View From Kyrgyzstan

By Aidai Masylkanova
In supporting the CSTO intervention today in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov is perhaps hoping to secure similar CSTO support for himself in the future. 

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CSTO Deploys to Kazakhstan at Tokayev’s Request

CSTO Deploys to Kazakhstan at Tokayev’s Request

By Catherine Putz
For the first time since its 1994 founding, the CSTO has agreed to deploy forces to a member state.

A Fateful Moment for the CSTO on the Afghan Border

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.
Was the Nagorno-Karabakh Deal a Missed Opportunity for the CSTO?

Was the Nagorno-Karabakh Deal a Missed Opportunity for the CSTO?

By Janko Šćepanović
Another diplomatic win for Russian bilateralism or a missed opportunity for one of Moscow’s regional multilateral institutions -- the Collective Security Treaty Organization?

20 Years of Russia’s Institutionalism in Eurasia

20 Years of Russia’s Institutionalism in Eurasia

By Janko Šćepanović
What is Russia trying to accomplish with the CSTO, SCO, and EAEU?

A Brief Flurry of Summitry in Central Asia

A Brief Flurry of Summitry in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
The CSTO gathered in Bishkek and then the Central Asian presidents met in Tashkent this week.

Who Postponed the CSTO Summit?

Who Postponed the CSTO Summit?

By Catherine Putz
It's a he-said, he-said situation but the meaning is clear: All is not well in the CSTO
Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?

Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?

By Catherine Putz
The story continues to develop with denials, open doors, and the tangled web of international diplomacy.

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