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China Joins Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan in Security Alliance
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China Joins Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan in Security Alliance
October 25, 2018

The conflict in Afghanistan has lasted too long. The US has tried and failed. It’s time for it to leave and let others solve this urgent international problem.

Azerbaijan Mulls Cooperation with CSTO
August 28, 2018

Baku sees the advantage in preserving as much wiggle room as it can, and this policy is quite understandable.

Azerbaijan Mulls Cooperation with CSTO
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CSTO Goes Through Reform to Reflect Its Growing International Clout
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CSTO Goes Through Reform to Reflect Its Growing International Clout
August 25, 2018

The fact that the CSTO finds it expedient to introduce changes to its structure confirms the trend to expansion which comes along with growing clout.

ISIS in Afghanistan: Central Asia Faces Risk of Spillover
July 26, 2018

While public attention around the world has been riveted on the events in Syria, ISIS in Afghanistan has grown stronger

ISIS in Afghanistan: Central Asia Faces Risk of Spillover
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CSTO Sets Up Peacekeeping Force
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CSTO Sets Up Peacekeeping Force
February 11, 2018

The fact that the United Nations has asked the CSTO to create a peacekeeping force shows that the organization is viewed as an important tool for peacebuilding. Its global clout has grown immensely.

Russia, Central Asia Prepare to Fend Off Security Threats Together
October 5, 2017

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.

Russia, Central Asia Prepare to Fend Off Security Threats Together
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Afghanistan: Militants Posing Imminent Threat to Central Asia (II)
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Afghanistan: Militants Posing Imminent Threat to Central Asia (II)
June 7, 2015

…The situation is an imminent threat to Russia with its many centuries-long history of living together with Central Asian nations. Unlike the US or the EU, Central Asia is close to Russian borders, and there is a plethora of common interests to unite Moscow with the states of the region. Unlike the West, Russia never imposed its vision of democracy and human rights protection. Common security concerns have produced the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), an organization with teeth serving as an instrument to safeguard peace and stability in Central Asia…

War in Afghanistan Comes Close to Tajikistan Border
May 19, 2015

…The civil war in Afghanistan has approached the Tajikistan border. The fighting takes place in Imam Sahib District where the Taliban holds its position on the shore of Panj River… The fighting is moving from south to north. The Taliban forces control about 80% of Badakhshan province located near the Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous region in eastern Tajikistan… Evidently all the Washington’s assurances about the stabilization of the situation in the country are groundless. The mission set 14 years ago before the US forces were deployed in Afghanistan has not been accomplished. No matter that, the operation Enduring Freedom has served as justification for bringing US troops near the borders of the Community of Independent States…

War in Afghanistan Comes Close to Tajikistan Border
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