CSTO: Watching out for new threats

­Nikolay Bordyuzha – Secretary General, CSTO

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has launched a major peacekeeping drill in Central Asia. The maneuvers started amid allegations that the block’s forces could be sent to Afghanistan after NATO pulls out. The controversial reports were immediately denied, but they caused enough of a stir to thrust the Russian-led alliance into the world media spotlight. So, was it just speculation, or do these Afghanistan rumors make any sense? What are the plans of the CSTO for the near future? We’ll discuss this with the bloc’s Secretary General, Nikolay Bordyuzha.