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Who Postponed the CSTO Summit?
December 06, 2018

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?
June 24, 2017

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.
Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria
June 23, 2017

Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria

By Catherine Putz
And now for something completely different.

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?

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

By Catherine Putz
Moscow has plans for a region-wide air defense system.

Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
June 08, 2016

Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
Sergei Shoigu embodies Moscow's concerns about whether Central Asia can manage security, internally and on its periphery.

The Limits of Collective Security in Eurasia
December 24, 2015

The Limits of Collective Security in Eurasia

By Evan Gottesman
Divergent interests in Russia’s dispute with Turkey and Armenia’s conflict with Azerbaijan restrict the CSTO.
CSTO Says Fighting Islamic State Is a Top Priority
December 23, 2015

CSTO Says Fighting Islamic State Is a Top Priority

By Catherine Putz
The group called for forming a broad coalition "without politicizing and preconditions.”

CSTO Gathers in Tajikistan, Talks ISIS
September 15, 2015

CSTO Gathers in Tajikistan, Talks ISIS

By Catherine Putz
Could Russian troops return to the Tajik-Afghan border? Only if asked.

Did External Forces Provoke Tajikistan’s Recent Trouble?
September 14, 2015

Did External Forces Provoke Tajikistan’s Recent Trouble?

By Catherine Putz
A multitude of theories have emerged, but experts say Dushanbe’s troubles are home-grown.

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.”
Tajik and Chinese Forces to Engage in Joint Exercises
June 05, 2015

Tajik and Chinese Forces to Engage in Joint Exercises

By Catherine Putz
A flurry of meetings and exercises in Tajikistan highlight prevailing worries about Afghan spillover and ISIS infiltration.

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