How Russia loses allies amid the war in Ukraine

Setbacks in the Kremlin’s campaign are causing regional supporters to think twice about the Eurasian military alliance. Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) with Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and other regional leaders before a meeting of the Collective Security Council on 23 November 2022 (Vladimir Smirnov/TASS/

Russia continues to lose influence around the world, above all in the post-Soviet space. The Russian-dominated Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) seems to be the last instrument available to the Kremlin to preserve at least some of the allies in Moscow’s geopolitical orbit. But does the CSTO have a future?

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