Search: OSCE,CSTO (3 materials)

How to Stop NATO

... Georgia and Uzbekistan have all pulled out of the organization within the past ten years (Tashkent has even managed to leave the CSTO on two separate occasions, once in 1999 and again in 2012). The idea that Russia could block the accession of former Soviet ... ... international disputes, as well as any ethnic, territorial and political conflicts in which they are involved, in accordance with OSCE principles. Stoking the flames of smouldering territorial or other conflicts in neighbouring states could, in theory, block ...


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

... government level, there is a need for resources and financial support. Finally, last but not least, there is a need to strengthen the OSCE financially and politically as a European security institution at least at the level of countering extremism. As long as ... ... effective system to fight new threats and challenges. However, this does not preclude cooperation between Russia and NATO, the CSTO and NATO, Russia and the EU, and so on. Ivan Timofeev is Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club, Director of Programs ...


Needed as Never Before: the Future of OSCE in a New Era of Old Challenges

... operations in a conflict zone. Eventually if a peace process is derailed, the organization is often blamed as a scapegoat. Nevertheless, during an era of exacerbated confrontation, re-energized national interest-based rivalries and re-emerging blocs, OSCE remains the only organization that is trusted – more or less – by all participating states. Merely because other security organizations, be it the US-led NATO or Russia-led CSTO, are deemed as representative of the political aspirations of a narrow group at best and serving national interests of the leading states at worst. In other words, regardless of criticisms, trust is the capital the organization still possesses against ...


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