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<em>Update</em>: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?
June 24, 2017
Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?
The story continues to develop with denials, open doors, and the tangled web of international diplomacy.
Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?
Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria
June 23, 2017
Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria
And now for something completely different.
Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria
Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia
April 07, 2017
Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia
Big plans, indeed, but will they materialize?
Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia
Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
June 09, 2016
Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
Moscow has plans for a region-wide air defense system.
Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
June 08, 2016
Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
Sergei Shoigu embodies Moscow's concerns about whether Central Asia can manage security, internally and on its periphery.
Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
The Limits of Collective Security in Eurasia
December 24, 2015
The Limits of Collective Security in Eurasia
Divergent interests in Russia’s dispute with Turkey and Armenia’s conflict with Azerbaijan restrict the CSTO.
The Limits of Collective Security in Eurasia
CSTO Says Fighting Islamic State Is a Top Priority
December 23, 2015
CSTO Says Fighting Islamic State Is a Top Priority
The group called for forming a broad coalition "without politicizing and preconditions.”
CSTO Says Fighting Islamic State Is a Top Priority
CSTO Gathers in Tajikistan, Talks ISIS
September 15, 2015
CSTO Gathers in Tajikistan, Talks ISIS
Could Russian troops return to the Tajik-Afghan border? Only if asked.
CSTO Gathers in Tajikistan, Talks ISIS
Did External Forces Provoke Tajikistan’s Recent Trouble?
September 14, 2015
Did External Forces Provoke Tajikistan’s Recent Trouble?
A multitude of theories have emerged, but experts say Dushanbe’s troubles are home-grown.
Did External Forces Provoke Tajikistan’s Recent Trouble?
Russia Engages in Military Drills on Europe’s Doorstep
August 25, 2015
Russia Engages in Military Drills on Europe’s Doorstep
The drills will practice "localizing an armed conflict and eliminating illegal armed formations in the Eastern European region.”
Russia Engages in Military Drills on Europe’s Doorstep
Tajik and Chinese Forces to Engage in Joint Exercises
June 05, 2015
Tajik and Chinese Forces to Engage in Joint Exercises
A flurry of meetings and exercises in Tajikistan highlight prevailing worries about Afghan spillover and ISIS infiltration.
Tajik and Chinese Forces to Engage in Joint Exercises
Moscow Hypes the Central Asia Jihadist Threat
October 06, 2014
Moscow Hypes the Central Asia Jihadist Threat
Wildly overstating the threat Islamic State poses to the region justifies calls for more curbs on civil liberties.
Moscow Hypes the Central Asia Jihadist Threat
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Central Asian Security
July 25, 2014
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Central Asian Security
Structural and policy problems prevent the SCO from being an effective Central Asian security organization.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Central Asian Security
Moscow’s Afghan Endgame
June 24, 2014
Moscow’s Afghan Endgame
Worried about the NATO withdrawal, Russia has adopted several new policies for Central Asia.
Moscow’s Afghan Endgame
Central Asia: Dim Security Prospects Ahead?
December 03, 2013
Central Asia: Dim Security Prospects Ahead?
As U.S. interest in the region wanes, the prospects for Central Asia security are uncertain at best.
Central Asia: Dim Security Prospects Ahead?
Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Not Quite the New Silk Road
September 12, 2013
Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Not Quite the New Silk Road
The SCO does strengthen bonds in Central Asia, but progress in other areas is questionable.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Not Quite the New Silk Road
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