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.


2018-01-10 | Society
2018-01-10 | Society

Russian attempts to justify Stalin's Great Terror re-open old wounds in Central Asia

Alexander Bortnikov, director of the Russian Federal Security Service, said in a recent interview the executions during the 1930s 'had an objective side to them'.


2018-01-09 | Diplomacy
2018-01-09 | Diplomacy

Central Asia to see upswing in regional co-operation in 2018: analyst

Central Asian nations will increase co-operation this year, with leaders potentially meeting for the first time since 2005, Kazakhstani political scientist Erlan Karin predicts.


2018-01-09 | Terrorism
2018-01-09 | Terrorism

Kyrgyz citizen receives 8 years in prison for militancy in Syria

After undergoing training in Syria, Mirlanbek Turdiyev received orders to attack a warship in Vladivostok, but was arrested in Ukraine en route to the target.