Post-Soviet security architecture

Russia’s top foreign policy agenda is to ensure security and promote prosperity in the post-Soviet space. Once Russia’s backyard, today the countries of the Eurasian landmass are moving in different directions. However, as they pursue national interests, all countries – to one degree or another – recognise the importance of a safe neighborhood in an uncertain world. 

In Context examines Russia’s post-Soviet security architecture. This includes the Commonwealth of Independent, the Collective Security Treaty Organisation, and the Eurasian Economic Community. All face challenges, but so does Russia’s foreign policy.