Security

2018-04-17
2018-04-17

Fears of tampering soar after Russia delays chemical inspectors in Syria

The Kremlin cited 'security concerns' for the continued delay, despite the fact the Syrian government organised a tour of the town where the attack took place for the foreign press.


2018-04-14
2018-04-14

Russia stews in isolation as international community backs strikes on Syria

The near unanimous international support for the strikes carried out on the Syrian regime for its continued use of chemical weapons has left the Kremlin further isolated and discredited.


2018-04-13
2018-04-13

Uzbek intelligence agency reforms bring oversight, new direction

The once infamous National Security Service (SNB) has changed its name and implemented oversight and other reforms in order to tackle rising security threats and abuse of power.


2018-04-12
2018-04-12

Death of Uzbek 'Islamic State' leader sparks infighting in Afghanistan

The replacement of Qari Hikmatullah with another Uzbek suggests the group is having difficulty replacing its leaders and is being forced to depend on foreign fighters with fluctuating loyalties.


2018-04-11
2018-04-11

'Travesty' at UN affirms Russia's complicity in Syria chemical attack

Russia vetoed an investigation into the chemical attack in Douma and followed with toothless proposals that lacked mechanisms to identify the perpetrators of the war crime.


2018-04-10
2018-04-10

Kremlin bows to pressure, flip-flops on Syria chemical attack probe

Moscow has insisted there is no evidence for a chemical attack despite being faced with numerous videos and pictures to the contrary.


2018-04-10
2018-04-10

Central Asian law enforcement officers to undergo border security, anti-WMD training

The training will take place in Tajikistan at a US-funded regional training centre designed to prevent trafficking in nuclear materials and WMDs.


2018-04-09
2018-04-09

Russia 'must be held to account' for latest chemical attack in Syria

International leaders expressed outrage and urged a 'strong' response after the latest alleged use of chemical weapons by the Kremlin-backed Syrian regime.


2018-03-29
2018-03-29

Opening of Caspian ports highlights strengthening relations between US, Kazakhstan

Access to the ports of Aktau and Kuryk will allow the United States to set up an alternative route to Afghanistan, bypassing Russia.


2018-03-23
2018-03-23

Kremlin uses 'shadow army' as cover for Putin's military thuggery

Independent investigations have dismissed the Kremlin's assertion that Wagner Group mercenaries are volunteers not affiliated with the Russian military.


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