Apr 3, 2007

Who needs the OSCE?

Tajikistan and the OSCE just finished up a meeting on security in Central Asia, prompting the Russian ambassador to shift uncomfortably in his chair and state that, since Russia has no “imperial intentions” in Central Asia, the Tajiks need look no further than Russia for their security.

"Referring to the positive input Russia has offered Tajikistan since its independence, he pointed to the development of a strategic partnership between the two countries but stressed that Russia is not striving for “leadership in the region.'" (Jamestown)


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