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Russian approaches towards international cooperation in addressing security challenges in Afghanistan and Central Asia

Viktor Vasilyev

Dear colleagues. I'll focus on the several ascpects of the Collective Security Treaty Organization's activity in countering challenges to security in Central Asia and Europe.

You would probably agree that Central Asia is not the most trouble-free region: civil war in Tajikistan (1990-s), revolutions (in 2005 and 2010) in Kyrgyzstan, fight against militants from Uzbekistan Islamic movement in Kyrgyzstan in 1999-2000, which is connected, as experts claim, directly or indirectly with international drug groups.

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