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Moscow Deepens Its Eurasian Security Tendrils

Dec 20, 2016 | 09:01 GMT
Russia will station Uragan mobile missile systems, such as ones once deployed in the breakaway Donetsk territory of Ukraine, in Tajikistan as part of an agreement deepening Moscow's security ties in Eurasia.
(SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

As its military and diplomatic standoffs with the West continue, Russia is renewing its efforts to boost security cooperation with its Eurasian neighbors. Under an agreement announced Dec. 15, Russia will station mobile missile launchers at its base in Tajikistan. This is the latest example of a pattern that will continue in 2017 as Moscow seeks opportunities to increase its presence throughout the region. Tajikistan is not the only country on the Russian periphery that is tightening military and security ties with Moscow....

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