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Back in the USSR?

November 4th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

The NATO summit in Lisbon on 20th November could see the Alliance and Russia deepening cooperation on Afghanistan. Moscow and Brussels are apparently close to finalizing a deal which will include the contribution of Russian Mi-17 helicopters and crews to train Afghan pilots, increased Russian assistance in training Afghan national police, cooperation on counter-narcotics and improved transit routes through Russia for NATO forces. Some Western media have already proclaimed the deal as Russia’s return to the country after being forced to quit twenty-one years ago.

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Alexander Gabuev

Analyst, Kommersant

February 12th, 2010, Asia, Business and Globalization, China, Chinese, Civil Society, English, Europe, International Relations, Journalist/Commentator, Media, Moscow, Russia, Russia, Russian, Terrorism, War and Conflict

Alexander Gabuev

Alexander Gabuev is an analyst and political observer at Kommersant, the leading Russian business newspape.

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