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Regional Security Cooperation in the Post-Soviet Space

Yuliya Nikitina

Pursuing a flexible policy of balancing between the great regional powers several CIS nations participate in regional organizations and cooperation platforms whose objectives and membership are very similar. The author analyzes the activity of two regional security organizations in the post-Soviet space – the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and describes the prospects for coalition between these institutions with the focus on Afghan threat in the region.

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SECURITY INDEX №4 (97), 2011