As Russia’s military faces acute shortages of war materiel, the Kremlin is urgently seeking ways to evade sanctions.
The Kremlin’s decision to activate the CSTO alliance signals an entirely new approach in relations between Russia and its immediate neighbors
Behind the Kazakh protests lie a thuggish authoritarian state and a web of murky energy agreements that have made Russian and Kazakh elites wealthy.
Whatever caused the uprising in Kazakhstan, its brutal Russian-backed suppression again shows Vladimir Putin has a free hand to act in the borderlands.
A delayed political transition between autocrats triggered a bloody fight amongst the Kazakh elite that nearly caused a state collapse.
The sudden eruption of protest and violence in Kazakhstan has been quelled by gunfire and hundreds of Russian troops. But profound underlying problems remain
For the first time in the organization’s history, the CSTO collective security article has been invoked in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhs are demanding change, and while the failure of enlightened authoritarianism is a domestic issue, events are certain to reverberate.
China and Russia are about to introduce a new order in Central Asia while the West is preoccupied elsewhere
Baron Cohen’s film is a lot less funny if you are from a country that most outsiders cannot find on a map.