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Civil unrest on the agenda

The Collective Security Treaty Organisation consists of seven states: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The Collective Rapid Reaction Forces in the CSTO total about 20,000. According to the charter of the organisation, the CSTO may use force … Continue reading

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Central Asian armies start exercises to counter potential Arab Spring-style unrest

Dealing with social unrest is a priority for the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), a security pact including Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia and Belarus. Last week General Nikolai Makarov, head of the Russian army, told a newspaper that … Continue reading

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