Tag: Kyrgyzstan

Russia offered US

What’s Behind Russia’s Reported Joint Central Asian Base Offer To The US?

The reputable Russian business newspaper Kommersant cited unnamed Kremlin sources over the weekend to report that President Putin offered his American counterpart access to his country’s bases in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan during last month’s summit in Geneva for the purpose of obtaining drone-derived anti-terrorist intelligence about Afghanistan, which if true would strongly suggest that the Russian leader is serious about reaching a so-called “non-aggression pact” with the US.

Blast in Armenia

Arc Of Instability On Russia’s Periphery

An arc of instability has appeared on Russia’s peripheral regions to the west and southwest — Belarus, Nagorno-Karabakh and Kyrgyzstan. These regions are vital to Russia’s national security and weakens its capacity to be a resurgent power on the world stage. Belarus is a de facto buffer zone for Russia […]

Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan

India Reengages Pakistan

The two-day meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on May 21-22 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, assumes importance for the “collateral gains” it may have brought for India-Pakistan relations, marking the end of an unprecedented phase of heightened tensions that even raised war clouds despite […]

Kanarbek Isayev

Kyrgyz Color Revolution Fears – Imagined Or Imminent?

Kyrgyzstan’s state security service arrested Kanatbek Isayev, a supporter of opposition candidate Omurbek Babanov, just weeks before the presidential election on 15 October on the grounds that he was coordinating with criminal groups in planning Color Revolution riots and essentially working to carry out a coup against the government. This […]

Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (V)

(Please read Parts I, II, III, and IV prior to this article) The Ethnic Time Bomb Of Greater Uzbekistan Central Asia’s most glaring socio-political vulnerability is the idea of a Greater Uzbekistan that links the titular state with its neighboring diaspora in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. The following are situational […]