2018-01-19 | Security
2018-01-19 | Security

Kremlin's heightened military interest in Tajikistan raises 'Greater Russia' alarm

Russia's recent 'military aid' to Tajikistan signals the Kremlin's intent to redeploy its troops on the Tajik-Afghan border -- a move that would undermine sovereignty in Central Asia , warn analysts.


2018-01-18 | Diplomacy
2018-01-18 | Diplomacy

Nazarbayev's visit to US opens 'new chapter' in bilateral relations

The US and Kazakhstani presidents discussed the enhanced strategic partnership between Astana and Washington and resolved to strengthen co-operation on political and security issues.


2018-01-17 | Transportation
2018-01-17 | Transportation

New Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan bus routes open doors for business, family ties

Bus travel between the two neighbouring countries has restarted after a 17-year hiatus.


2018-01-16 | Security
2018-01-16 | Security

Central Asian nations 'most vulnerable' to Russian aggression

Vladimir Putin’s government has engaged in a relentless assault to undermine democracy and rule of law across the globe, but Central Asia is particularly at risk.


2018-01-16 | Diplomacy
2018-01-16 | Diplomacy

US supports sovereignty, independence of Central Asian countries

The US and Central Asian nations share key strategic interests such as countering terrorism and improving regional stability, says a top US diplomat.


2018-01-15 | Security
2018-01-15 | Security

Russia imperils US 'deconfliction' agreement, risking confrontation in Syria

Russian jets have on several recent occasions flouted a 'deconfliction' agreement with the US that is designed to safeguard both militaries.


2018-01-12 | Religion
2018-01-12 | Religion

Muslim magazine steers Kyrgyz youth away from radicalisation

Umma, the first and only Muslim magazine in Kyrgyzstan, promotes religious education to counter extremism and terrorism.


2018-01-11 | Security
2018-01-11 | Security

Uzbekistan introduces new military doctrine aimed at changing threats

Central Asia's most powerful military is continuing sweeping reforms in order to tackle new challenges.