Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)
Much like the July Crisis of 1914, Nagorno-Karabakh is a local conflict with continental implications.
The foreign policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a textbook example that geography still matters and can, and does, influence a government’s foreign policy.
The death of President Islam Karimov has ushered in a thaw in Uzbek-Russia relations since 2016. But don’t expect Uzbekistan to alter its longtime policy of non-alignment anytime soon.