Joshua Kucera

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 08:02
The government of Kyrgyzstan is complaining that the United States is reducing its military cooperation in the wake of the eviction of the air base that the Americans operated there until last month.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:10
The Kazakh defense minister announced $2.6 billion in profit from arms deals made at the KADEX defense expo.
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 08:03
Snap Russian military exercises involving 65,000 troops also included Russian forces based in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 04:54

Ties between the U.S. and Azerbaijan have become strained in recent months. The Azerbaijani government has pushed back vocally against American criticism of the country's human rights record, accusing Washington of interference in its internal affairs.

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 08:35
The United States is planning a stronger presence of U.S. ships in the Black Sea as Russia accused the U.S. and NATO ships that have been on the sea recently as "spying" on Russia's own Black Sea Fleet.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 07:25
Discussions about Georgia's possible NATO accession continued at a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 06:21
The United States formally closed its Manas air base in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan today after 12 years of operation.
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 21:36

While far outnumbered by their Russian, Turkish and Ukrainian counterparts, several American defense firms took part in the expo, and Kazakhstan's purchases of American military equipment seem poised to increase over the next few years.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 07:16
You'll notice a theme: Kazakhstan officials were eager to promote their deals with Western partners to the point of suggesting they were finalized when they weren't.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 07:51
Just as Armenia was digesting the news that its ally, Russia, was offering a large batch of top-of-the-line tanks to its foe, Azerbaijan, it's emerged that there are other such deals in the works, as well.