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Uzbekistan exits Russia-controlled pact, joining Georgia, Azerbaijan

Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) military maneuvers in Tajikistan.  /ITAR/TASS

Special to WorldTribune.com Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Unhappy with Russia’s dominance of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Uzbekistan on June 28 announced its withdrawal from the Moscow-led regional security alliance. “Uzbekistan has sent the CSTO secretariat a note about the suspension of its participation in the activities of the CSTO,” the Russian news [...]

July 10th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Azerbaijan,Exclusives,Intel Brief,Mideast,Russia,Top Stories,Uzbekistan | Read More »

When regimes lose power: What Syrians want and what they fear

People watch Syrian president Bashar Assad deliver a live speech in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, June 3, 2012. Assad says his government had nothing to do with the Houla massacre, saying not even "monsters" would carry out such an ugly crime.  /Bassem Tellawi/AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy, FreePressers.com A quarter of a century ago the people of Central Asia and Caucasus tasted freedom. It was the taste of blood. One glance at the commentaries on current events in Syria reveals that they were dictated by the same person. The similar expressions and identical evaluation: “democratic forces”, [...]

June 18th, 2012 | Posted in Daily Brief,Exclusives,Kazakhstan,Mideast,Syria,Top Stories,Uzbekistan | Read More »

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