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Opinion: The implosion of Kazakhstan was unexpected, and it has implications for the whole post-Soviet space

Opinion: The implosion of Kazakhstan was unexpected, and it has implications for the whole post-Soviet space

"We need time to understand better what happened in Kazakhstan, and why", writes Benyamin Poghosyan in this op-ed. Whilst sending CSTO troops to Kazakhstan was clearly President Putin's decision to support President Tokayev in the internal fight between Kazakh local elites, the deployment has implications also for other countries participating in the mission, including Armenia.

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Opinion: The implosion of Kazakhstan was unexpected, and it has implications for the whole post-Soviet space

Opinion: The implosion of Kazakhstan was unexpected, and it has implications for the whole post-Soviet space

"We need time to understand better what happened in Kazakhstan, and why", writes Benyamin Poghosyan in this op-ed. Whilst sending CSTO troops to Kazakhstan was clearly President Putin's decision to support President Tokayev in the internal fight between Kazakh local elites, the deployment has implications also for other countries participating in the mission, including Armenia.
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Dozens killed in Kazakhstan as unrest continues and Russia sends in troops

Dozens killed in Kazakhstan as unrest continues and Russia sends in troops

Dozens of people were killed in protests in Kazakhstan's largest metropolis, Almaty during the night from Wednesday to Thursday (6 January), according to local police. On Thursday, Russia sent airborne forces to Kazakhstan as part of a "peacekeeping force". According to Moscow, they will be used to guard important buildings and sites, among other things. The Kremlin has not said how many troops have been deployed.
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EU tells joint Armenian-Azerbaijani expert group that it stands ready to contribute for stabilisation and confidence-building measures in the South Caucasus.

EU tells joint Armenian-Azerbaijani expert group that it stands ready to contribute for stabilisation and confidence-building measures in the South Caucasus.

“The EU has a profound interest in the security, stability and prosperity of the South Caucasus region as an integral part of the EU Eastern Partnership”. This was stated by the Head of the Cabinet of the European Council president, Charles Michel, in a letter to the three co-rapporteurs of ‘the Joint Liaison Group on confidence building measures in support of lasting peace in the South Caucasus’
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Armenian and Azerbaijani experts say they are on schedule to publish their report on CBMs in March

Armenian and Azerbaijani experts say they are on schedule to publish their report on CBMs in March

Rapporteurs say Armenian and Azerbaijani experts working on a report on how short, medium and long-term confidence building measures can contribute to lasting peace in the South Caucasus are on schedule to publishing their report next March. The group is currently engaging with both governmental and non-governmental stakeholders, and a number of interim discussion papers will also be published over the next weeks.