Russia’s Internal Sea?

Russia’s Internal Sea?

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 10 November 2017 Russia’s Internal Sea? Moscow is consistently increasing its military capabilities in the Caspian Sea. Although Russia is only one of its five coastal countries, it seeks to transform the basin into its “internal...
Demonstration of Power in Central Asia

Demonstration of Power in Central Asia

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 6 June 2017 Demonstration of Power in Central Asia At the end of May/beginning of June, Russia and its allies held joint anti-terrorism drills near the Afghan border. On one hand, they demonstrated the mobility of the Russian army (air transport...
Gas Retreat from Central Asia

Gas Retreat from Central Asia

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 19 April 2017 Gas Retreat from Central Asia The information that Gazprom has signed a contract to purchase gas from Uzbekistan has given rise to much speculation, ranging from the claim that Russians are going to seize the raw material that could...