It’s a Distraction to Discuss Why China Didn’t Dispatch Troops to Kazakhstan

It’s a Distraction to Discuss Why China Didn’t Dispatch Troops to Kazakhstan

This angle is meant to imply that Kazakhstan chose Russia over China for reasons that they then imply, whether through their own editorial voice or through the commentators who they quote, might have something to do with a quiet but growing competition between them for influence in Central Asia. A growing number of US-led Western…

Strategic Dynamics of the Russian-Turkish Competition for Influence in Kazakhstan

Strategic Dynamics of the Russian-Turkish Competition for Influence in Kazakhstan

Somehow or another, Russia needs to ensure that its national language remains attractive in the former Soviet space, particularly within the CSTO states with an emphasis on the Central Asian ones like Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan that are moving much closer towards Turkey in the socio-cultural sense due to the Turkic World Vision 2040. The Civilizational…

Why Russia Is Ready to Check-Mate the U.S. and Its Western Empire

Why Russia Is Ready to Check-Mate the U.S. and Its Western Empire

The Western empire-builders are weakened and exposed in the eyes of their own populations and thus are disarmed politically to pursue confrontation. Author and commentator Alex Krainer explains in the following interview why Russia is now strong enough to take a definitive stand against the United States and its Western empire-builders. This is the wider…

Post-Hybrid War Kazakhstan Will Maintain Its Multi-Alignment Policy

Post-Hybrid War Kazakhstan Will Maintain Its Multi-Alignment Policy

Moscow is expected to remain the ‘first among equals’ in Nur-Sultan’s multi-alignment matrix though it’ll do well to keep an eye on Ankara’s comprehensive gains across the coming decade. The success of the Russian-led CSTO’s limited peacekeeping mission in Kazakhstan has led to widespread speculation about that host country’s foreign policy in the coming future….

CSTO is a True Defender of the Interests that Regional Players Share

CSTO is a True Defender of the Interests that Regional Players Share

The recent developments in Kazakhstan and the role of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in assisting that country’s authorities in establishing order and security have particularly brought into sharp focus the importance of this regional interstate organization. The CSTO was established in 2002 on the basis of the Collective Security Treaty of May 15,…