What Kazakhstan Isn’t

What Kazakhstan Isn’t

Knowledge of Kazakhstan in the West is extremely slim, particularly among western media, and many responses to events there have been wildly off-beam. The narrative on the right is that Putin is looking to annex Kazakhstan, or at least the majority ethnic Russian areas in the north. This is utter nonsense. The narrative on the…

The CSTO’s Impending Withdrawal from Kazakhstan Confirms Its Mission’s Success

The CSTO’s Impending Withdrawal from Kazakhstan Confirms Its Mission’s Success

The path forward is clear, and it’s that the military and intelligence services of the CSTO countries will build upon this success in order to more closely coordinate their activities and hopefully prevent any similar such Hybrid War of Terror from happening against any of them ever again. To this end, it would be a…

Kazakhstan: NATO’s New Frontier? Attempted Coup? History and Analysis of “Color Revolutions”

Kazakhstan: NATO’s New Frontier? Attempted Coup? History and Analysis of “Color Revolutions”

Kazakhstan reminds me of Armenia (September 2015), also energy price increases, Georgia (April 2009), opposition attempting to force pro-Russian President Mikheil Saakashvili from power; and even to some extent of Ukraine (2014) – Maidan riots supposedly because then President Viktor Yanukovych lured into negotiations with Europe for an association agreement with the European Union, behind which was…

US-Japan Joint Operation Plan: Nansei Island Chain “Attack Base” Will Roil China, Russia

US-Japan Joint Operation Plan: Nansei Island Chain “Attack Base” Will Roil China, Russia

A Kyodo News agency report on Friday cited Japanese government sources to the effect that Tokyo and Washington have drawn up a draft joint operation plan that would enable the setup of an attack base along the Nansei island chain in Japan’s southwest in the event of a Taiwan contingency.  According to the report, the…

Russia Can Play an Important Role in Implementing Pakistan’s National Security Policy

Russia Can Play an Important Role in Implementing Pakistan’s National Security Policy

Russian-Pakistani ties aren’t strengthening at the expense of American, Chinese, or Indian interests, but complement each side’s respective balancing acts in the bi-multipolar world order while also standing to deliver tangible benefits to their people, both directly and also in terms of how they’re slated to reshape the regional geo-economic and geostrategic equations. Pakistan released…

This One-Two Punch from China and Russia Marks the End of American Adventurism

This One-Two Punch from China and Russia Marks the End of American Adventurism

Syria’s inclusion in the Belt and Road Initiative is the final act in a long saga against American imperialism that shows how China and Russia can effectively counter U.S. intervention in the future. Damascus officially joined China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on Wednesday, which will provide a massive lifeline to the country that has been…