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Don’t Underestimate Tajikistan in the Afghanistan Crisis
September 02, 2021

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
August 24, 2021

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
July 19, 2021

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.

Tajikistan Asks CSTO for Assistance on the Afghan Border
July 08, 2021

Tajikistan Asks CSTO for Assistance on the Afghan Border

By Catherine Putz
With Afghan forces fleeing into Tajikistan and the Taliban managing a border crossing, Dushanbe has reportedly called on its CSTO partners for aid.

Was the Nagorno-Karabakh Deal a Missed Opportunity for the CSTO?
November 14, 2020

Was the Nagorno-Karabakh Deal a Missed Opportunity for the CSTO?

By Janko Šćepanović
Another diplomatic win for Russian bilateralism or a missed opportunity for one of Moscow’s regional multilateral institutions -- the Collective Security Treaty Organization?

20 Years of Russia’s Institutionalism in Eurasia
December 26, 2019

20 Years of Russia’s Institutionalism in Eurasia

By Janko Šćepanović
What is Russia trying to accomplish with the CSTO, SCO, and EAEU?

A Brief Flurry of Summitry in Central Asia
November 30, 2019

A Brief Flurry of Summitry in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
The CSTO gathered in Bishkek and then the Central Asian presidents met in Tashkent this week.
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

All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana
March 13, 2018

All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana

By Catherine Putz
Central Asia's presidents -- minus one -- will gather in Astana March 15-16 to discuss regional issues.

Russia's Military Cooperation Goals in Central Asia
January 31, 2018

Russia's Military Cooperation Goals in Central Asia

By Dmitry Stefanovich
What military threats keep Russia and its Central Asian partners up at night?

Russia and Uzbekistan's Renewed Security Partnership
July 11, 2017

Russia and Uzbekistan's Renewed Security Partnership

By Samuel Ramani
Under President Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan has shown a willingness to increase defense ties with Moscow.
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.

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