Monday, February 1, 2016 - 06:13
Russia has offered Turkmenistan help in guarding that country's restive border with Afghanistan, but Turkmenistan has turned them down, Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said on a visit this week to Ashgabat.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 09:40
Georgia and Kazakhstan have both announced the first major arms sales of their nascent defense industries, both for armored vehicles: Georgia's to Saudi Arabia, and Kazakhstan's to Jordan.
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 06:20
The ending of international sanctions against Iran could soon send Iranian gas flowing across and through the South Caucasus, amping up the region’s strategic significance and possibly changing the dynamics of its energy trade.
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 06:18
A shake-up at the top of Kazakhstan’s intelligence agency has watchers of the country’s opaque elite speculating about preparations for political life after President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 06:16
Policymakers in Armenia are wary of the risks of the country getting caught up in deepening Russian-Turkish rancor. But some observers see opportunity for Armenia to advance its interests amid the geopolitical falling out.
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 06:45
Russia says it has completed the handover of air defense systems to Kazakhstan, part of the project of creating a joint air defense system across the former Soviet Union. But Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defense is complaining that the systems aren't actually yet delivered and are not in working condition.
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 06:52
Internet users in Uzbekistan look set to suffer an indefinite continuation to the poor service they have been enduring for the past half year or so. The lingering suspicion is that security services are trying, but struggling, to install cast-iron monitoring mechanisms to keep tabs on users of popular communication software like Skype, WhatsApp and Viber.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 07:13
The Collective Security Treaty Organization will hold the exercise in a military training area in the Khatlon province, which borders Afghanistan. About 800 soldiers from CSTO member states Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan will take part.
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 08:05
With raids against independent journalists and arrests of government critics becoming routine in Kazakhstan, the battle against dissemination of information is taking on a systematic quality.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 06:51
Authorities in Tajikistan are now targeting family members of the crushed opposition Islamic Renaissance Party (IRPT) in their determination to stamp out all dissent.