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Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)

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  • January 15, 2022
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Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)

Part of: Prelims and GS II – International Relations

Context A Moscow-led military alliance dispatched troops to help calm mounting unrest in Kazakhstan as the police said dozens were killed trying to storm government buildings.

Background 

  • Energy-rich Kazakhstan is facing its biggest crisis in decades after days of protests over rising fuel prices escalated into widespread unrest.
  • Kazakhstan has been regarded as one the most stable of the ex-Soviet republics of Central Asia.
  • Under increasing pressure, Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev appealed to the Russia-dominated Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) to combat “terrorist groups”.

Do you know?

  • The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is an intergovernmental military alliance in Eurasia that consists of select post-Soviet states.
  • Membership: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.
  • Headquarters: Moscow, Russia.

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