Joshua Kucera

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:00
The newly released documents also show that in fiscal year 2016, 540 troops from Tajikistan were trained. Of those, 340 were from the National Guard, and 170 from the "MGSO." The US also spent about $4.5 million to equip counterterror and counterdrug forces in Tajikistan, under Section 1033 of the same act. That is according to a separate set of documents, acquired by the Washington watchdog group Security Assistance Monitor, which shared the data with The Bug Pit.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 07:30
This article covers the United States’ recent increase of military aid to Georgia in light of the fact that Georgia’s ability to join NATO has decreased.
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 08:40
This article covers the recent Azerbaijani threat to end military cooperation with both the US and NATO after increased pressure to improve its human rights record.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:33
NATO has agreed to come up with a "coordination body" to manage activity in the Black Sea, a step toward formalizing a NATO presence in the region that Russia considers to be its sphere of influence.
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 07:16
Russia’s post-Soviet security bloc, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, has held discussions with the United Nations about taking part in UN peacekeeping missions, an effort analysts said was likely made with Syria in mind.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 06:45
Armenia has shown off advanced missile systems it acquired from Russia, giving it both a potentially substantial military boost as well as a source for controversy in Armenia's state of heightened political tension.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 07:20
One of Georgia's leading political figures, Davit Usupashvili, has called for an American military base to be established in the country as part of his party's election campaign.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 07:07
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit Uzbekistan on Tuesday, inserting himself into an ongoing presidential succession after the death of President Islam Karimov, the only president Uzbekistan has known.
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 07:09
Russian military exercises near its western borders have become de rigeur over the last couple of years, as tension between Russia and NATO has spiked. But exercises that kicked off this week are novel in that Russia has brought along its allies from the Caucasus and Central Asia, which have for the most part sought to avoid getting drawn into Russia's conflict with the West.
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 07:11
Geopolitics has taken center stage in Georgia's election campaign, with one party calling to legalize Russian military bases in the country, another calling for the constitution to enshrine Georgia's "non-bloc" status, and another calling for the constitution to reflect the country's NATO aspirations.