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.
Don’t Underestimate Tajikistan in the Afghanistan Crisis
By Ivan U. Klyszcz
By virtue of geography, Dushanbe is a critical actor in the international community’s ongoing engagement with Afghanistan.
Russia Fearmongering About Afghan Refugees
By Catherine Putz
Putin is warning of “militants under the guise of refugees” in an effort to dissuade Central Asian states from cooperating with U.S. evacuation efforts.
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.