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Russia, Central Asian States Worry About Instability in Afghanistan
May 03, 2021

Russia, Central Asian States Worry About Instability in Afghanistan

By Umida Hashimova
Military officials in Russia and Central Asia agree to unite efforts as they prepare for a worsening of the situation in Afghanistan. 

Fresh Calls for Space Security Governance Measures Unlikely to Yield Results
April 16, 2021

Fresh Calls for Space Security Governance Measures Unlikely to Yield Results

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Progress will probably require developing small, technical agreements given that big, all-encompassing agreements have proven too difficult under current international circumstances.
Moscow Conference on Afghan Peace: Two Steps Back for Women, One Step Forward for Peace
March 23, 2021

Moscow Conference on Afghan Peace: Two Steps Back for Women, One Step Forward for Peace

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The one-day conference last week is part of a larger effort by regional powers to make peace between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

Russia Hosts Afghan Peace Conference, Hoping to Boost Talks
March 19, 2021

Russia Hosts Afghan Peace Conference, Hoping to Boost Talks

By Vladimir Isachenkov
In a statement issued after the talks, Russia, the U.S., China, and Pakistan called on the warring parties to reduce the level of violence in the country.

Afghan Delegation for Moscow Talks Announced
March 17, 2021

Afghan Delegation for Moscow Talks Announced

By Catherine Putz
Can men who have failed so many times before to secure Afghanistan’s future truly chart a better way forward?

Russia Planning Afghanistan Conference
March 11, 2021

Russia Planning Afghanistan Conference

By Catherine Putz
Russia has reportedly invited representatives of the Afghan government, the Taliban, China, Pakistan, and the United States to Moscow for a meeting next week.

After Pipeline Explosion, Russia Resumes Gas Exports to Kazakhstan 
March 01, 2021

After Pipeline Explosion, Russia Resumes Gas Exports to Kazakhstan 

By Paolo Sorbello
An explosion at a Soviet-era pipeline near the border between Russia and Kazakhstan shows just how intertwined the energy sectors of these countries are.
Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov in Russia for First Foreign Visit
February 25, 2021

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov in Russia for First Foreign Visit

By Catherine Putz
Russia as a first destination for a Kyrgyz president is no surprise; it’s essentially tradition.

Uzbekistan Hedging Vaccine Bets with Russian Purchase
December 21, 2020

Uzbekistan Hedging Vaccine Bets with Russian Purchase

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan launches trials of a Chinese vaccine, but purchases Russian vaccine.

What’s Russia’s Aim in Afghanistan?
December 05, 2020

What’s Russia’s Aim in Afghanistan?

By Nodirjon Kirgizbaev
The Russian presence in Central Asia, predicated on the threats from Afghanistan, stymies the political and economic development of the region.

Contradictions Grow Amid Another BRICS Summit
November 19, 2020

Contradictions Grow Amid Another BRICS Summit

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The group has always been diverse in terms of economic, political, and security interests. Is it anything more than an ineffective talkshop?
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?

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