Joshua Kucera

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 05:23
The senior Tajikistan police official who apparently defected to ISIS had taken part in United States training on five separate occasions, a State Department official has said.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 07:21
Georgia has rolled out a new, domestically produced armed drone, a substantial step forward for the country's growing defense industry.
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 05:33
Russia announced this week that it has formally cut off the transit of NATO military cargo through Russian territory.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 05:49
Russia and several of its allies have completed joint military exercises on the Tajikistan Afghanistan border, which they say was necessitated by the worsening situation in northern Afghanistan.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 07:06
The Pentagon will provide Uzbekistan with patrol boats and vehicles worth up to $6.2 million to help the country in its counternarcotics efforts, the U.S. embassy in Tashkent has announced. In the last few years the U.S. has eased the restrictions on military aid to Uzbekistan, most notably with the donation of more than 300 armored vehicles
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 06:43
While heavy fighting has broken out in northern Afghanistan, near the border of Tajikistan, officials in Dushanbe say they have the situation under control.
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 06:24
The China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization is holding joint exercises with special operations forces from Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan -- and they're doing it at a military base in Kyrgyzstan that the United States spent $9 million to build.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 06:38
Kazakhstan has acquired four state-of-the-art fighter jets from Russia, part of a deal that could include up to 36 of the aircraft by 2020 in what Kazakhstan media called "one of the biggest deals on the defense market in the last decade."
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 06:55
Tajikistan's new aid package would go toward communications equipment, small arms and ammunition, artillery and anti-aircraft missile systems, Kommersant reported, noting that: "The type of equipment has already been agreed upon, but deliveries have, in fact, not begun." In Tajikistan, no doubt, they're not going to believe it until they see it.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 06:31
Russia's post-Soviet security bloc is facing a wave of recent criticism that the organization is more talk than action. That accusation has long dogged the organization, but the recent burst of criticism comes at an awkward time as the crisis over Ukraine means that Russia is relying more and more on its non-Western allies.