Jul 6, 2015

China's influence grows as Russian crisis rocks Central Asia

At a bazaar in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe, once a far-flung outpost in the Soviet Union, cheap goods from neighboring China are helping offset the pain caused by Russia’s economic meltdown. As low world prices for Russian energy exports and Western sanctions over Ukraine stir ...

U.S. to provide weapons, aircraft, commandos for NATO: Carter

Jun 23, 2015

U.S. to provide weapons, aircraft, commandos for NATO: Carter

The U.S. committed Monday to contribute weapons, aircraft and forces, including commandos, as needed for NATO’s new rapid reaction force, to help Europe defend against potential Russian aggression from the east and the Islamic State and other violent extremists from the south. Defense Secretary ...