Military and Political Security of Central Asia and CSTO Role in Its Provision

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2012-12-15-23

M. Basharat’yan, Lomonosov Moscow State University, b. 1 Leninskye Gory, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation (

Abstract. Since early 2000s, the countries of Central Asia increasingly make an emphasis on the broad multilateral cooperation in the security sphere. It is planned to provide so the regional security in the face of the rise of international terrorism and extremism. In this regard, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is likely to play an important role. The article considers the formation of the system of collective security in Central Asia, the functions and tasks of the CSTO and other peace organizations in the region.

Keywords: Central Asia, CIS, CSTO, collective security cooperation, Anti-terror center, Afghanistan, peacekeeping

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For citation:
Basharatyan M. Military and Political Security of Central Asia and CSTO Role in Its Provision. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2012, no. 12, pp. 15-23.

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