In Another Central Asian Security Crisis, Moscow Again Stands Aside

by Joshua Kucera A security crisis in Central Asia has yet again raised questions about the efficacy of Russia’s post-Soviet security bloc, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, to maintain peace in the region.

Russian Outreach To Taliban Raises Concerns In Central Asia

by Joshua Kucera Russia has reached out to the Taliban in Afghanistan in what senior officials say is an effort to cooperate with them in the fight against ISIS in that country. The strategy would be shift for the Kremlin,… Continue Reading  

Central Asia Spurning All Anti-Terror Coalition Suitors

by Joshua Kucera In the two weeks since Saudi Arabia announced that it was forming a yet another “coalition” to combat Islamist terror, the allegiances of the former Soviet states have come under increasing scrutiny. All of them, however, appear… Continue Reading