Search: CSTO,Central Asia (8 materials)

Kazakhstan: from the Games of Thrones to the Jewel in the String of Pearls

... Sino-Russian bloc is prone to endure for the coming decades or so Kazakhstan: a key player and a logistic hub for China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a member of the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the largest country in Central Asia that has practised a multi-vector foreign policy with ease, the most advanced in terms of political and economic reforms among other countries in Central Asia, and often the main avenue for negotiations on important topics on the international ...


Moscow Is Still Central Asia’s Top Security Ally

... latter appears to be as less effective as compared to bilateralism. In 1992, the representatives of Russia, Armenia and the four Central Asian states met in Tashkent, where the Collective Security Treaty was signed. This treaty would have bound them to a ... ... security architecture based on joint military exercises, supplies of modern weapons and equipment of military bases. However, the CSTO has been criticized throughout the years for having missed some opportunities of intervention, like during the 2010 Osh protests ...


The Post-Soviet Space in 2017

... stance with regard to the situation, meaning that it will not intervene in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Its participation will boil down to making declarations on the necessity to hold political negotiations and adhere to the ceasefire conditions. The CSTO will continue to conduct regular military exercises in Central Asia and will also develop its crisis response mechanisms. In October 2017, the CSTO adopted the Collective Security Strategy 2025, which includes an expanded list of challenges to be addressed. Now the organization is able to respond to a wide ...


CSTO: a Time for Public Diplomacy?

... Russia was ready to work together with the West. The CSTO is authorized to collectively respond to security threats originating from beyond the respective area, for example, attacks by extremists based in Afghanistan who infiltrate the territory of the Central Asian CSTO member states from that country. However, when it comes to citizens of one of the CSTO member states who leave their respective countries to pledge a loyalty oath to IS and get back home, a legal question arises whether they can be qualified as constituting ...


Afghanistan: New Mission, Old Problems

... infrastructure, including through an intergovernmental targeted program. Since Afghanistan is fundamentally instable, CSTO Secretary General Nikolay Bordyuzha is focused on stopping the extremists at the Afghan border – before they penetrate Central Asia. Consequently, the CSTO foreign ministers' resolution covers military-technical emergency assistance to Tajik border guards on the Afghan frontier. Dushanbe also hosts Russian Military Base 201, which could be engaged in stabilization initiatives if the situation deteriorates ...


Cooperation between NATO and the CSTO over Afghanistan in 2014

... shut it down. It has evolved and grown stronger despite certain differences between its members. A lot hinges on Russia's ability to go ahead and lead the process. Sooner or later, the Eurasian and Euro-Atlantic security systems will merge, with the CSTO and NATO being key players in strengthening the interplay between Eurasia and the two brims of the Atlantic. Could the abundance of Central Asian integration projects confuse the republics and hamper intergovernmental cooperation, among other things on Afghanistan? REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra Central Asia and Afghanistan 2014: High- Risk Area Notably, many structures and organizations ...


CSTO Secretariat Expresses Gratitude to RIAC

... academic circles: CSTO Secretary General expressed his keen interest in the analytical work undertaken by the RIAC. In his letter to RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov Nikolay Bordyuzha stated that the RIAC working paper aroused the interest of the CSTO Secretariat due to “its coverage of the instability factors in Central Asia, regional risks and security threats as well as the conclusions of the research”. The information about the aid that is already being provided will be used by the organization in its future work.


Escalating Threats in Central Eurasia: An Opportunity for the CSTO

... Tajikistan Rahimzoda Sh. On September 26, 2012. Tajikistan officially announced its willingness to join the Customs Union. Numerous Western and some domestic studies interpret Russia’s intention to implement the unified security space project in Central Asia, based on the CSTO, as an attempt to reinforce its stronghold in traditional zones Russian influence lost as a result of the collapse of the USSR. This is the alleged reason for Russia’s endeavor to win over former Soviet republics by offering them lucrative ...


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