Central Asia

Should We Expect Uzbekistan to Rejoin the CSTO?

After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the newly independent states discovered many threats to their security that were not as visible when they were still part of the Soviet Union. In particular, the young Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan faced many dangers. The more significant threat to these […]

What Will Taliban Drug Policy Look Like?

In an attempt to showcase humane foundations of its policies with the purpose to convince the international community to promptly recognize new Afghan authorities, the Taliban (banned in Russia) has been recently showcasing its alleged intentions to join the “merciless fight against drugs.” It is common knowledge that this problem has been plaguing the country […]

World Awaits an Increase in the Flow of Afghan Refugees and Inquiry into the Actions of the Western Coalition

According to various international organizations and media reports, the world may soon face many refugees coming from Afghanistan. As stated by UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi, who visited Afghanistan in September to assess the humanitarian situation in the country, “a very dramatic phenomenon of internal displacement” is observed.​​. Three and a half […]

US Is Actively Trying to Extend Its Influence to Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan has always been of interest to the USA. And this interest has especially picked up lately, as the upcoming presidential election of the Republic of Uzbekistan scheduled for October 24 this year draws near. Washington decided once again to remind how important Uzbekistan is to it in July this year, when US Secretary of […]

Is Mongolia Refusing a Non-Permanent Seat in the UN Security Council?

On September 23, the President of Mongolia, Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh took part in a full session of the UN General Assembly, in which he set out Mongolia’s position on various current issues in international relations. In his speech, he focused particularly on the topic of cooperation between Mongolia and the United Nations. He pointed out that, “by […]

For the Sake of International Recognition, the Taliban is Trying to Change its Image

Although the Taliban (banned in Russia) is recognized as a terrorist organization in many countries, in the name of international recognition of its power in Afghanistan, it has recently been actively trying to show its departure from jihadist goals. Representatives of the Taliban even addressed the UN Secretary-General with a request to allow their Permanent […]

Who is Responsible for the Escalating Situation between the Taliban and Tajikistan?

In recent days, various media outlets have pointed to a very noticeable aggravation of the situation on the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. The border between the two States is more than 1,400 kilometers long. Mutual threats are heard from both sides, and military units are being brought to the border from both sides. According […]

Afghanistan and Erdogan’s “Great Turan”

After the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan, Turkey intends to play a more important role in the country and cooperate with the Taliban. 2,000 Turkish soldiers have been part of the international military contingent within the ISAF mission in Afghanistan since the beginning. From June 2002 to August 2005, Turkish commanders were responsible for […]

Why is the TAPI Gas Pipeline So Important to Turkmenistan?

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov strictly adheres to the policy of his predecessor, Saparmurat Niyazov. The present leader of the country, who bears the official title of Arkadag, translated as patron from the Turkmen language, does his best to ensure that the state entrusted to him remains permanently neutral. The policy of neutrality has led Turkmenistan […]