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The Armenian president cannot afford to alienate Moscow when his country remains so dependent on its big neighbour and at a time when the outcome of the peace talks remains so uncertain.
The leaders of Central Asia's five republics plus Armenia's PM arrived in Moscow to stand by Putin for the annual May 9 Victory Day parade, despite strong US pressure to downgrade and even break ties with Russia where possible.
Global investors are “desperate for signs” that Chinese President Xi Jinping and France’s President Emmanuel Macron can improve relations and avoid a hemispheric geopolitical clash as Macron starts a three-day visit to Beijing and Guangzhou.
Kudebayev got out of the country by crossing into neighbouring Kyrgyzstan and then flying to Turkey.
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has weakened its influence in Central Asia, especially in Kazakhstan. Russia is no longer a regional hegemon, which may increase regional instability. Tensions between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are especially dangerous.
Warning picks up on growing worries of Islamic militant infiltration into Russia’s Central Asian backyard.
Newspaper report says Iranian delegation travelled to Russia to look at potential for production plant in Tatarstan.
Civilian mission marks a new phase in the EU's engagement in the South Caucasus.
There is a high risk of a renewed outbreak of fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and only a slight chance of a peace deal that settles the status of the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh within Azerbaijan.
Tokayev's walking a fine line between building relations with China and the West and not upsetting the main man in the Kremlin.
History of Kazakh-Russian relations is long and troubled. Implications of Moscow’s decision to go to war in Ukraine mean the latest chapter threatens to generate some insoluble tensions.
For Lukashenko, the pursuit of regional political stability is incompatible with having to show strong allegiance to his larger regional allies’ geopolitical goals. His unpredictability will continue to increase tensions in the post-Soviet space.
Goal of proposed union is to coordinate transport of Russian gas across Central Asia as Moscow seeks new markets in response to Western sanctions.
On Saturday, Belarusian state media reported that Belarus’ FM Vladimir Makei had died suddenly at the age of 64. Makei was one of Lukashenko’s closest men and speculations abound as to what his death could mean for Lukashenko’s regime.
Getting the CSTO to send military assistance to Armenia and to condemn Azerbaijan's attacks were two of Yerevan's fundamental demands going into the summit.
With victory in this weekend’s snap poll a formality, the president will already be thinking about how to rebalance relations with Russia, China and the West.
The president claimed “trained militants” were behind nationwide unrest in January. Ten months later, no evidence has come to light supporting his claim.
"There will be no peace until an arbitrator stands between us," says Kyrgyz defence minister. Tajiks, meanwhile, warn Kremlin security belt must be built around Afghanistan.