Is the CSTO Preparing for Peacekeeping in Syria?

by Joshua Kucera Russia’s post-Soviet security bloc, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, has held discussions with the United Nations about taking part in UN peacekeeping missions, an effort analysts said was likely made with Syria in mind. “We have agreed… Continue Reading  

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