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Putin suspends Russia's compliance with key missile treaty

Putin suspends Russia's compliance with key missile treaty

In his state of the nation address, Putin threatened to deploy new missiles against Western capitals, a common Kremlin tactic to use external threats to avoid dealing with domestic issues.

US, Kazakhstan hold joint training on nuclear-material smuggling

US, Kazakhstan hold joint training on nuclear-material smuggling

Exercises aimed at ensuring materials don't fall into the hands of terrorists.

Putin issues new threats against West as his popularity wanes at home

Putin issues new threats against West as his popularity wanes at home

Russian President Vladimir Putin's state of the nation speech included threats to target 'decision-making centres' amid his lowest approval ratings in years.

US CENTCOM commander confers with Central Asian leaders in Tashkent

US CENTCOM commander confers with Central Asian leaders in Tashkent

'Uzbekistan is taking a vital role in advancing security and stability in Central and South Asia,' Gen. Joseph L. Votel, the commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM), said in a statement.

Kremlin conjures up threats to rationalise military presence in Central Asia

Kremlin conjures up threats to rationalise military presence in Central Asia

Russia's true goal in strengthening its military presence in Central Asia is to shore up its weakening influence in the region, say analysts.

Russia's self-serving missile defence plan for Central Asia raises alarms

Russia's self-serving missile defence plan for Central Asia raises alarms

A missile defence system that Russia is planning to deploy in Central Asia threatens regional security and empowers the Kremlin, critics say.

Uzbek-US military co-operation takes another step forward

Uzbek-US military co-operation takes another step forward

Uzbek troops participated in joint military drills for the first time in the United States, while Defence Minister Abdusalom Azizov met with CENTCOM leadership in Florida.

'Islamic State' will be defeated in Syria within a month: commander

'Islamic State' will be defeated in Syria within a month: commander

The top commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces says the operation to oust IS from Syria is nearing a conclusion.

Russia signals willingness to save INF treaty as it remains in 'material breach'

Russia signals willingness to save INF treaty as it remains in 'material breach'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow was ready to work with Washington to save a crucial arms control treaty, but Russia continues to violate the deal.

Russia moving nuclear-capable missile system into Europe

Russia moving nuclear-capable missile system into Europe

The Kremlin's latest provocation involves the Iskander-M missile system, which is capable of launching a nuclear missile in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

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