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The Eurasian Economic Union’s Pension Problem
June 20, 2019
The Eurasian Economic Union’s Pension Problem
An agreement slated for September 2019 hopes to ensure equal pension rights across the EAEU.
The Eurasian Economic Union’s Pension Problem
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
June 13, 2019
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
Eyes on India and Pakistan, expected silence on Xinjiang camps, and another summit in the books.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
June 13, 2019
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
If trends hold, Moscow may have to compete with Nur-Sultan in attracting Central Asian migrants in the future.
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
May 30, 2019
Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
In recent weeks, high-level Russian security and intelligence officials have made trips to Dushanbe.
Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy
May 10, 2019
Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy
Abe’s hasty pursuit of a legacy makes Japanese foreign policy look unprincipled and weak.
Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy
Putin in Beijing: What Drives China-Russia Relations?
May 01, 2019
Putin in Beijing: What Drives China-Russia Relations?
Market complementarity, political pressures, and the old dictum to follow profit shape Sino-Russian economic ties.
Putin in Beijing: What Drives China-Russia Relations?
Russia is Buying Turkmen Gas Again. Why?
April 25, 2019
Russia is Buying Turkmen Gas Again. Why?
Turkmenistan needs a sale, and Russia probably got a good price.
Russia is Buying Turkmen Gas Again. Why?
Putin in Kyrgyzstan: A Tiny Base Expansion and a Hydropower Agreement
March 29, 2019
Putin in Kyrgyzstan: A Tiny Base Expansion and a Hydropower Agreement
A minute expansion of Kant and an agreement on hydropower cooperation were some of the outcomes of Putin's visit to Kyrgyzstan.
Putin in Kyrgyzstan: A Tiny Base Expansion and a Hydropower Agreement
US Intelligence: Russia’s Nuclear-Capable ‘Poseidon’ Underwater Drone Ready for Service by 2027
March 26, 2019
US Intelligence: Russia’s Nuclear-Capable ‘Poseidon’ Underwater Drone Ready for Service by 2027
According to a U.S. intelligence assessment, the ‘Poseidon’ has been tested 11 times to date.
US Intelligence: Russia’s Nuclear-Capable ‘Poseidon’ Underwater Drone Ready for Service by 2027
India-Pakistan Tensions Test the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's Mettle
March 23, 2019
India-Pakistan Tensions Test the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's Mettle
At the next SCO summit in June, the matter of calming tensions between its newest member states, India and Pakistan, is paramount.
India-Pakistan Tensions Test the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's Mettle
Russia: Project 09852 Nuclear Torpedo-Carrying Sub to Enter Service in 2020
March 11, 2019
Russia: Project 09852 Nuclear Torpedo-Carrying Sub to Enter Service in 2020
Russia’s first submarine capable of launching the Poseidon nuclear-tipped torpedo will reportedly be operational next year.
Russia: Project 09852 Nuclear Torpedo-Carrying Sub to Enter Service in 2020
Russia’s First 'Poseidon' Underwater Drone-Carrying Submarine to Be Launched in 2019
February 20, 2019
Russia’s First 'Poseidon' Underwater Drone-Carrying Submarine to Be Launched in 2019
The first nuclear-powered submarine capable of carrying the Poseidon underwater drone will be launched this spring, according to Vladimir Putin.
Russia’s First 'Poseidon' Underwater Drone-Carrying Submarine to Be Launched in 2019
Putin: Russia Has Completed ‘Key Stage of Trials’ of Nuclear-Capable Poseidon Underwater Drone
February 06, 2019
Putin: Russia Has Completed ‘Key Stage of Trials’ of Nuclear-Capable Poseidon Underwater Drone
Russia’s new underwater weapon system has cleared an important milestone, according to the Russian President.
Putin: Russia Has Completed ‘Key Stage of Trials’ of Nuclear-Capable Poseidon Underwater Drone
Russia Toughens Stance in Island Dispute with Japan
January 14, 2019
Russia Toughens Stance in Island Dispute with Japan
Russia and Japan agree on the need to improve ties, but major differences remain.
Russia Toughens Stance in Island Dispute with Japan
Russia to Deploy Over 30 Nuclear-Capable ‘Poseidon’ Underwater Drones
January 14, 2019
Russia to Deploy Over 30 Nuclear-Capable ‘Poseidon’ Underwater Drones
The Russian Navy plans to induct over 30 ‘Poseidon’ underwater drones, according to a Russian defense industry source.
Russia to Deploy Over 30 Nuclear-Capable ‘Poseidon’ Underwater Drones
Russia and the Taliban: Talking With Terrorists
January 12, 2019
Russia and the Taliban: Talking With Terrorists
Moscow continues to designate the Taliban as a terrorist group, but at the same time has made consistent diplomatic contacts.
Russia and the Taliban: Talking With Terrorists
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