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Armenian investigators charge head of Russia-led security bloc with "subverting public order"

Amid a period of heightened tensions between Yerevan and Moscow, Armenia has...

Azerbaijan acquires new missiles in escalating arms race with Armenia

Azerbaijan has displayed new missiles it has bought from Belarus and Israel,...

Report: Russia chides Kazakhstan on US cooperation

Russia’s top diplomat has reportedly chided Kazakhstan over Astana’s decision to provide...

Pashinyan and Putin hold first meeting, pledge to build closer ties

Newly elected Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with Russian President Vladimir...

Armenia's "Velvet Revolution" keeps peace with Russia - for now

The leaders of the protest movement that toppled Armenia's longtime leader Serzh...

Azerbaijan reaches deal with Belarus over missile purchases - report

Azerbaijan has reached a deal to buy missiles from Belarus, a Russian...

Kazakhstan to send 120 peacekeepers to Lebanon

A senior Defense Ministry official in Kazakhstan has said that 120 troops...

Central Asia Leaders Confab but Stop Short of Binding Commitments

A gathering of Central Asia presidents held in Kazakhstan’s capital this week...

Armenia Reportedly Blocks Belarus-Azerbaijan Arms Deal

Armenia has managed to block a significant arms sale from Belarus to...

Uzbekistan Restoring Closer Military Ties with Russia

Uzbekistan has agreed to buy Russian attack helicopters, the latest sign that...

What does Kazakhstan’s new military doctrine reveal about its relations with Russia?

Without much ado, Kazakhstan adopted a new military doctrine in September, replacing...

CSTO Ready, But Not Yet Willing, To Send Troops to Syria

Leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Russia-led security bloc, have...

Kazakhstan: Is New Military Doctrine Response to Russia or the West?

In late September, Kazakhstan adopted its fifth military doctrine....

Tajikistan: Russia Shows Off Jeweler-Like Accuracy of Iskander-M Missile

Ten-day military exercises in Tajikistan by a Moscow-led security alliance have seen...

As Russian Military Exercises in Armenia, Is Syria on its Mind?

The Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Russia-led military bloc, is carrying out...

At Last Minute, Armenia Drops Out of NATO Exercises in Georgia

At the last minute and with no explanation, Armenia has dropped out...

Azerbaijan Building Up Forces in Nakhchivan

Azerbaijan is carrying out a substantial military buildup in the exclave of...

Azerbaijan, Without Explanation, Drops Out of NATO Exercises

When NATO military exercises kick off in Georgia next week, they will...

Moscow Suggests Armenia Adopt Russian As Official Language

Russian officials have suggested that it might be a good idea for...

Uzbekistan and Russia to Restart Joint Military Exercises

This October, Uzbekistan and Russia will hold their first joint military exercises...

Atambayev Offers Russia to Build Training Base in Southern Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is against the expansion of the existing Russian airbase in the...

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Under Right Conditions, Open to Deployment to Syria

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have denied that they are in talks to send...

Russia In Talks With Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Over Military Deployment to Syria

Russia is in talks with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan about sending troops to...

Russia Holds Military Exercises in Tajikistan -- But Why Not With CSTO?

Russia and several of its allies, including Armenia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan, are...

With an Armenian (Finally) in Charge, Will CSTO Alter Course?

After a delay of more than a year, the Russia-led post-Soviet security...

At Summit, Aliyev and Nazarbayev Talk Trade and Karabakh

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev traveled across the Caspian on an official visit...

Armenia Proposes Kicking Belarus Out of CSTO

The diplomatic brouhaha over a travel blogger has led to senior officials...

St. Petersburg Summit Accelerates Unraveling of CSTO

Dissension among the nominal allies in the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the...

Russia to Enlist Allies in Fight Against NATO

Russia will try to enlist its post-Soviet allies in shoring up its...

Armenia Nixes Pakistan’s Ties With CSTO

Armenia has blocked Pakistan from becoming an observer in the Collective Security...

At Summit, CSTO Wrestles with Internal Disputes, Irrelevance

The Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Russia-led political-military bloc, has again failed...

Is the CSTO Preparing for Peacekeeping in Syria?

Russia's post-Soviet security bloc, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, has held discussions...

Armenia Appoints Civilian, U.S.-Educated Defense Minister

Armenia has appointed a new defense minister, a civilian educated in the...

CSTO Struggles to Find New Leadership

The Collective Security Treaty Organization, a Russian-led security bloc, is having trouble...

New Uzbekistan President to Maintain Karimov's Isolationist Foreign Policy

Uzbekistan's new president has signaled that he will continue the country's isolationist...

As Uzbekistan's Presidential Succession Underway, Putin to Drop By

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit Uzbekistan on Tuesday, inserting himself...

Central Asia: Measuring the Geopolitical Impact of the Bishkek Bombing

While attention in Central Asia in late August was fixated on the...

Russia -- and Probably No One Else -- Wants CSTO in UN Peacekeeping Missions

Russia and its allies have for the first time carried out exercises...

Russia Brings Military Allies to NATO Border

Russian military exercises near its western borders have become de rigeur over...

Kazakhstan Gets Air Defense From Russia, More Military Aircraft In Works

Russia has given Kazakhstan several air defense systems, and the two sides...

Angered at Arms Sales to Azerbaijan, Armenians Push Away from Russia’s Embrace

When Armenia joined the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union in 2015, Armenian President...

After Putin-Karimov Meeting, Disagreements On Afghanistan Remain

The presidents of Russia and Uzbekistan met in Moscow with security high...

Russia And Allies Practice Fighting ISIS In Tajikistan

Russia and several of its allies have wrapped up their first-ever joint...

Armenia, Azerbaijan Air Grievances Against "Allies"

With Nagorno Karabakh's worst violence in two decades having abated, Armenia and...

Don't Worry, Russia: China's Not Starting A "Central Asian NATO"

In an apparent attempt to assuage Russian concerns, Chinese defense officials have...

Amid Heavy Fighting, Azerbaijan Claims "Liberation" Of Some Karabakh Territory

Azerbaijan's military claims to have "liberated" some territory in Nagorno Karabakh after...

In Another Central Asian Security Crisis, Moscow Again Stands Aside

A security crisis in Central Asia has yet again raised questions about...

Kyrgyzstan: Opposition Stages Retreat Amid Border Tensions

Kyrgyzstan’s opposition has reportedly nixed plans to hold a large rally in...

China Proposes New Central Asian Military Alliance

China's plans to create a new Central Asian security bloc have raised...

Regional Tensions Fracturing Russia's Alliances

Russia's post-Soviet security alliance is showing more and more signs of fracturing...

Russian Outreach To Taliban Raises Concerns In Central Asia

Russia has reached out to the Taliban in Afghanistan in what senior...

Kazakhs Unimpressed By Russian Air Defense Gift

Russia says it has completed the handover of air defense systems to...

Russia Seeks To Drive Wedge Into Central Asia

Russia appears to be practicing a bit of "divide-and-conquer" politics in Central...

Russia, Allies To Start New Military Exercises In Tajikistan

Russia and other allies will hold a military intelligence exercise, the first...

Central Asia Spurning All Anti-Terror Coalition Suitors

In the two weeks since Saudi Arabia announced that it was forming...

Belarus Holding Off Russian Pressure On Air Base, But For How Long?

The prospect of a Russian air base in Belarus "will not be...

CSTO Puts Off Decision To Replace Long-Serving Head

Russia's post-Soviet security bloc has put off a decision to appoint a...

Russia Again Tries — And Fails — To Get Allies' Support Against Turkey

The Russia-led military alliance, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, has declared its...

Turkey-Russia Conflict Divides South Caucasus

Sandwiched between Turkey and Russia, and for centuries a battleground for the...

Russia's Military Allies Keeping Mum On Turkey Conflict

Russia's would-be military allies have been nearly silent on Moscow's rift with...

Tajikistan Brushes Off Talk of Islamic State at the Border

A spokesman for a key security body in Tajikistan has wandered off...

Repeated Airspace Violations Raise Tensions Between Russia And Turkey

A series of airspace violations related to Russian airstrikes in Syria has...

No Need For Russia's Allies To Get Involved In Syria -- "Yet"

Russia's allies need to get ready for peacekeeping missions because there are...

Who Needs Putin’s Mini-NATO?

The Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Russia-led, ex-Soviet military alliance, may have...

95,000 Russian Troops Practice "Containing" Central Asian Conflict

Nearly 100,000 Russian soldiers have wrapped up the country's biggest military exercise...

Tajik Mutineer And Special Forces Commander Killed In Battle

Tajikistan's authorities say they have killed the fugitive general who mutinied two...

Summit Focuses on Central Asia's Islamic State Anxieties

As expected, anxieties about the claimed threat posed to Central Asia by...

Tajikistan's Renegade General Still At Large As Putin Set To Arrive

Tajikistan's authorities said on Sunday that the renegade general who had attacked...

Could Russia Use Georgian, Armenian Airspace for Syria Flights?

Amidst mounting concerns in Washington about Russia’s military presence in war-ravaged Syria,...

Russia Spends $500 Million Subsidizing Allies' Arms

Russia has given its allies half a billion dollars in discounts on...

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Start Drills As Border Tension Mounts

Both Armenia and Azerbaijan are conducting large-scale military exercises as tension along...

Russia And Allies Conduct Military Exercises Near Baltics

Troops from Central Asia, Armenia, and Belarus are conducting military exercises with...

Kazakhstan Gets First Delivery Of Long-Delayed Russian Rockets

Russia has donated five air defense complexes to Kazakhstan, a (small) part...

Tajikistan: Afghan Border Anxieties Remain Intense

In a sign of how close the unrest in Afghanistan has crept...

Central Asians Concerned About India, Pakistan Joining SCO

Central Asian states are eyeing with concern the planned expansion of the...

Russia Trying To Maintain "Parity" In Arms Sales To Armenia, Azerbaijan

Moscow is driven by the principle of "parity" in its arms supplies...

CSTO Troops Drill Against 700-Strong Taliban Invasion Of Tajikistan

Russia and several of its allies have completed joint military exercises on...

Russian, Belarusian, Central Asian Troops Practice Rapid Deployment To Afghan Border

Troops from Russia and other members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization...

Tajikistan Reportedly Creates "Second Line Of Defense" On Afghan Border

Tajikistan has created a "second line of defense" along the border with...

Kazakhstan Gets New State-of-the-Art Fighter Jets From Russia

Kazakhstan has acquired four state-of-the-art fighter jets from Russia, part of a...

Kazakhstan Eyes Extractive Sector Boost as Russian Military Cedes Land

The Russian military is handing Astana more than a million hectares of...

Local Staff At Russian Military Base In Tajikistan Protest Over Not Getting Paid

Tajikistan is purportedly the linchpin of Moscow's security strategy in Central Asia,...

CSTO Faces New Wave Of Criticism Over Ineffectiveness

Russia's post-Soviet security bloc is facing a wave of recent criticism that...

As Russia Raises Alarm On Afghan "Spillover," Tajikistan Complains It's Not Helping

The Russian-led political-military bloc, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, gathered this week...

Russia Frustrated By Refusal Of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan To Cooperate On Security

Russia is disappointed in the unwillingness of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to cooperate...

Has China Made Its First Big Military Sale In Central Asia?

China has reportedly provided both Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan with sophisticated air defense...

Russia To Replace Ukrainian Weaponry With Help From CSTO Allies

Russia's post-Soviet security bloc will work to build up the capacity of...

Eyeing Taliban, Tajikistan Sets Up New Military Base On Afghan Border

Tajikistan's armed forces are setting up a new base near the Afghanistan...

At Press Conference, Putin Forgets About Military Bases in Armenia, Moldova, Abkhazia...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has modestly understated the number of military bases...

Russia Reinforces Air Base In Kyrgyzstan With New Attack Jets

Russia has reinforced its air base in Kyrgyzstan with five new aircraft,...

CSTO Getting Serious About Joint Air Defense System

Russia is planning to create a unified air defense system with all...

Lawmaker Proposes "Russian Foreign Legion" Of Central Asian Migrants

Central Asians already clean Russia's streets and work on its construction sites,...

CSTO Chief Accuses U.S. Embassies Of Fomenting Instability In Region

The head of Russia's post-Soviet security bloc said that instability in the...

CSTO Says ISIS Threatens Post-Soviet Countries; Blames NATO

The head of Russia's post-Soviet security organization warned that Islamist radicals from...

Armenia Gets a Monument to Kalashnikov

A monument to the legendary Russian arms-designer, creator of the AK-rifle series,...

CSTO Chief Visits Armenia-Azerbaijan Front Line, Gets Earful From Sargsyan

The head of Russia's post-Soviet military bloc has made his first-ever visit...

Russia: NATO Forces "Rigid Discipline" From Members, Unlike SCO And CSTO

When outsiders look at the various new post-Soviet integration projects they often...

Russia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia To Form Yet Another Anti-NATO

South Ossetia is poised to join a "unified defense space" along with...

CSTO: We Could -- But Won't -- Intervene In Ukraine

The Secretary General of the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization was asked...

CSTO Practices Against Fascist, Separatist, Western-Backed Enemy

Russia and its allies are practicing military drills involving a "separatist" force...