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.
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…
Dozens have died and hundreds of Tajik citizens have been left homeless by disastrous mudslides caused by rapidly melting glaciers. While volunteers are leaping to action to help, some say that the tragedy could have been prevented.
Saudi Arabia is going to invest billions in Russia as the West continues its sanctions. This is occurring while Saudi energy ministers are discussing Russian nuclear energy deals.What is driving the Saudi’s to this unexpected partner?
Remittances from Kyrgyz migrant workers in Russia back home have dropped by 33% over the past year, and are expected to contract by at least another 17% this year.