Military

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 11:32
While NATO is now more effective and efficient than at any time in its history, we will need to maintain the momentum of transformation at our next Summit in Wales in September.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 07:57
“What Pakistan really wants is for the Saudis to buy military equipment,” he said, “but the chances of that seem to be slim, as the Saudis are already locked into Western suppliers."
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 11:43

Border violence continued to plague Central Eurasia this week, as tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan increased ahead of the foreign ministers’ meeting in Paris today, and Russia expanded its security zone into Georgian breakaway territory ahead of the Sochi Olympics. Below is a roundup of these stories and some of the other top articles and news highlights from around Central Eurasia over the last week:

Top Stories from Central Asia and the South Caucasus:

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 09:33
During the visit, Yuri Khachaturov met with the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, General of U.S. Air Forces Phillip Breedlove. Their meeting focused on issues related to Armenia-NATO cooperation.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 09:06
It will take coordinated action from Afghanistan’s neighbours to prevent a resurgence in Afghan jihadism from spreading across the region.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 10:40
It was stressed that the OSCE and Tajikistan fruitfully cooperate in three basic dimensions: politics and security, economy and ecology, as well as human development.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 10:04
Nikolai Bordyuzha also stressed that the CSTO and SCO need to unite the efforts to address common problems. These include the future development of the situation in Afghanistan.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 10:00
During the meeting the parties discussed regional security issues, including negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program and the withdrawal of coalition troops from Afghanistan, as well as development of Kazakh-U.S. relations in the sphere of security.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 09:58
Central Asian states have repeatedly expressed their concern over narco-traffickers and extremist networks operating across their irregular borders and extreme mountainous terrain and welcome DoD assistance in confronting these challenges.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 09:47
He said they would include funding for the Afghan National Security Forces and other programs to educate Afghan students in Kazakhstan, as well as supporting international efforts to halt drug trafficking and arms trading.

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