Can Russia Still Be a Dependable ‘Sheriff’ for Eurasia?
By Janko Šćepanović
After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, its role as a security guarantor for Central Asia and the Caucasus is in serious doubt.
Tokayev Downplays January CSTO Deployment to Kazakhstan
By Catherine Putz
In a recent interview, the Kazakh president again pushed back against those in Russia who say Moscow "saved" Kazakhstan in January.
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
By Gabriel Gavin
The Russian-led CSTO military bloc has faced a critical test in the region.
Uzbekistan Reacts to the Crisis in Kazakhstan
By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent reiterated its anti-CSTO sentiments and says it can independently control domestic issues if needed.
After Kazakhstan Crisis, China Will Reassess Its Influence in Central Asia
By Igor Denisov
Despite its economic clout in Kazakhstan, Beijing has had far less political leverage than Moscow.
China and Russia Both Benefit From the CSTO Intervention in Kazakhstan
By Luke Botting
Far from causing friction, Russia’s intervention in Kazakhstan shows the durability of the Sino-Russian relationship.
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.