Can Uzbekistan Contain the IMU?

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The militant group Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has begun to raise concerns among security officials in Washington as it spreads beyond Uzbek borders to other Central Asian states, including taking root in Afghanistan.

As Russia Advances Border Markers, Georgia Arms Up

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Earlier this month, Russian troops laid down new “markers” on its border with Georgia, in one case advancing 3,000 feet further into its territory. Tbilisi was not amused and announced a deal to acquire a sophisticated air defence system. Another August in the Caucasus…

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