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Russia and the West: How to Deal with the Threat of Extremism

... Russia is portrayed as perhaps the biggest cyber threat. The Russia-West divide in the digital sphere strengthens extremists’ positions. Igor Ivanov, Sam Nunn, Desmond Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger: Ensuring Euro-Atlantic Security Fifth, NATO and the CSTO as two military alliances are ill-suited for countering new methods of extremist activity. This especially applies to NATO, which has still largely preserved its makeup from the Cold War era. The CSTO, with its focus on the Central Asian vector, ...


CSTO: a Time for Public Diplomacy?

The summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) took place on 15 September 2015 amid the Center–2015 Russian military exercise, the year’s most massive event of its kind, which focused on combat against illegal armed groups in the Central Asian dimension. The main theme of the maneuvers ...


Afghanistan: New Mission, Old Problems

... cells (similar to the nodal existence of al-Qaeda) which can be countered by the world community, rather than a single entity. Islamic state. RIAC Reader (In Russian) Even a small foreign contingent on Afghan territory will deter both the Taliban and IS.... ... of now, one way out appears to lie in SCO-based cooperation, military-technical assistance to former Soviet republics via the CSTO, and interaction with Western forces in Afghanistan in order to ensure a effective response to extremist provocation and ...


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