Search: Russia,CSTO (16 materials)


The Union State of Russia and Belarus: Searching for a Development Vector

... the erstwhile Council for Mutual Economic Assistance than it does with the European Union. Without powerful supranational institutions, the Union State will go the way of horizontal integration, with the gradual harmonization of new aspects of life in Russia and Belarus. In the long run, however, this approach may lead to the functions of the Union State being delegated to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). In fact, the EAEU is already seizing the initiative from the Union State not only in terms of economic issues (such as forming a uniform industrial policy, resolving disputes related to the free movement of goods and abolishing roaming charges),...


How to Stop NATO

... today, Russia is not surrounded exclusively by friendly neighbours. Even in the best-case scenario, it would take an extremely long time to create a reliable “good-neighbourliness belt” around Moscow. The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) that many in Russia view as potential “Eurasian” counterbalance to the North Atlantic Alliance is hardly capable of filling the “geopolitical vacuum” in the near future. While NATO continues the process of enlargement, the CSTO, on the contrary, is shrinking,...


The Euro-Atlantic Security Formula: Stable Deterrence and Its Alternatives

... with the West. Scenario 5: Partnership Against the backdrop of mounting common challenges, and thanks to the political will of the leaders of key Euro-Atlantic region countries, a process is launched for a comprehensive restoration of partnership with Russia on the one hand, and NATO, the U.S. and the EU on the other. Relations are built according to a CSTO-NATO format. The main objective is to provide mutual security guarantees and joint countermeasures against terrorism, extremism, and the rising tide of cyber crimes. The U.S., EU, China, and Russia take steps to create an all-inclusive security space....


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

... level of countering extremism. As long as Europe does not have an inclusive security institution, it will be hard to build an 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 at Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). First published in ( Valdai Discussion Club )


Russia’s Political Agenda in the Post-Soviet Space

... not only because it has been more severe over the past two years than at any time in the past, but also because it creates additional animosities between partner states in multilateral formats (the EAEU and the Collective Security Treaty Organization, CSTO). Russia’s desire to remain an active mediator in the conflict was complicated by visible tensions between Kazakhstan and Armenia, and by the independent position taken by Belarus. New proposals were made in 2016 for a diplomatic solution, but they failed ...


The Post-Soviet Space in 2017

... domestic political threats, should the heads of state make a decision. Nonetheless, if the threat of a revolution should arise, the CSTO is unlikely to intervene, unless organized groups of fighters cross interstate borders with the intent of destabilizing the ... ... will not intensify its ties with its neighbours and will attempt to implement peaceful policies towards them, as well as to Russia, which is, among other things, its largest security partner. Tensions between Central Asian states will likely decrease....


Rashid Alimov: Kill both Symptoms and the Root of the Evil

... order to create conditions for expanded cooperation in fighting terrorism in the new reality. International conference " Russia-China: toward a New Quality of Bilateral Relations ": video, materials The SCO states believe that the evil can be ... ... consolidated action of the global community on the firm basis of international law and unified integrated approaches. As far the CSTO is concerned, in 2007 the two organizations signed a memorandum of understanding that provides a firm foundation for combined ...


The Karabakh Dimension of the Russian-Turkish Crisis

... Russia and Turkey, exacerbated by differences in Ankara’s and Moscow's approaches to developments in Syria and Iraq. This is particularly true of Armenia. It is the only country in the region that neighbors the Middle East, is a strategic ally of Russia and a member of the CSTO, which, in accordance with bilateral and multilateral agreements, is obliged to provide assistance in the event of external aggression. Russia’s 102nd Military Base, the closest to the Syrian conflict zone, is stationed on the territory of ...


About Loyalty and Friendship – CSTO and EEU Summits

... regional organizations of the former Soviet Union? Perhaps, playing this issue up is just the mass media’s attempt to at least somehow comment on these sessions that otherwise wouldn’t be of any interest to the public? The reluctance of Russia’s CSTO and EEU allies to support Moscow on such issues as the Su-24 incident and FTA with Ukraine not only at the level of these organizations’ collective declarations, but also at the level of the member countries’ individual statements undoubtedly ...


Eurasian Geo-Economics: A View from Russia

... instruments that would help overcome the contradictions. The EEU and other institutions may revisit the issue of a Greater Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok. The concept may morph into a concept of Greater Eurasia. In the political sphere, it is in Russia’s interests to develop regional security organizations, most notably the CSTO. However, dialogue on security issues should also be pursued within the SCO framework. That organization is also a proper venue for discussing economic issues. It is unlikely that the SCO will become an integration project at this stage. But it has ...


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