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Russia's Military Cooperation Goals in Central Asia
January 31, 2018
Russia's Military Cooperation Goals in Central Asia
What military threats keep Russia and its Central Asian partners up at night?
Russia's Military Cooperation Goals in Central Asia
Russia and Uzbekistan's Renewed Security Partnership
July 11, 2017
Russia and Uzbekistan's Renewed Security Partnership
Under President Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan has shown a willingness to increase defense ties with Moscow.
Russia and Uzbekistan's Renewed Security Partnership
<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
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
June 15, 2017
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
What are the costs and benefits of having India and Pakistan in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
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 Implications of Tightening Russia-Uzbekistan Ties
May 11, 2016
The Implications of Tightening Russia-Uzbekistan Ties
By improving frosty relations with Tashkent, Moscow can boost its leverage over Central Asia as a whole.
The Implications of Tightening Russia-Uzbekistan Ties
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
How to Quit the Kazakh Media Game
December 12, 2015
How to Quit the Kazakh Media Game
Russia vs Turkey and Uzbekistan’s co-opting of the ISIS threat; weekend reads.
How to Quit the Kazakh Media Game
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
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