Tag: Central Asia
In his address to the 43rd meeting of the Council of Heads of Security and Intelligence Agencies of the Community of Independent States (CIS) on Dec.19, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for improving interaction to counter the growing threat of terrorism.
Russia remains the leading partner of Central Asian countries in the sphere of security and defense amid persistent instability in Afghanistan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an article published on October 4 in Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily. The article titled “Russia and Central Asia: a Partnership Tested by Time” is devoted to the 25th anniversary since the Russian Federation and the countries of Central Asia established diplomatic relations.
The geographic location of Afghanistan has always occupied a central role in many geopolitical studies. Donald Trump’s reasons for reinforcing US troops in the region are driven by the continuing US need to prevent a complete Eurasian integration among regional powers
The Afghan Defence Ministry welcomed on February 10 suggestions by the commander of international forces in Afghanistan that more troops were needed to train Afghan security forces who are battling to hold back a growing Taliban-led insurgency. Mr. Nicholson’s comments came just as US President Donald Trump and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani spoke by phone for the first time since Trump's inauguration last month.