What is OTSC, the military alliance that allows Russia to intervene in Kazakhstan?
© Via Reuters - Collective Security Treaty Organ Russian paratroopers board for Kazakhstan on a military base near Moscow, January 6, 2022. Since Thursday, Russian troops are hurried to Kazakhstan at the request of the Government of Kazakhstan. Framework of the OTSC Defense Mechanism, the Organization of the Collective Safety Treaty, a kind of "mini-NATO" under Russian influence. Explanations.
© AFP Russia "has been urgently called (via the OTSC, the organization of the collective security treaty - here in the photo) to help MATER THE REVOLTED AT THE Origin triggered by rising gas prices "
Since the beginning of January, Kazakhstan is shaken by riots. The country is at the heart of a strategic area for two major players in Central Asia: Russia and China. Analysis of Philip the Corre, researcher in international relations (Harvard Kennedy School).
In the middle of a winter as always freezing, Kazakhs remembered the good memory of their leaders, and the great powers that surround their huge desert country of eighteen million inhabitants: Russia and China. The first, tutelary power since the Soviet era, has been urgently called (via the CPSO, the organization of the collective security treaty) to help harden the revolt initially triggered by rising prices of the price. Gas, but it reflects the ras-le-bowl with respect to the Nazarbayev post-Soviet regime for three decades. Among the grievances of the Kazakhe population: the screaming social injustice, galloping inflation, opacity around hydrocarbon resources - genuine milk cow of the country - and the resulting corruption.
Already more than 5000 arrests for protests in Kazakhstan
more than 5,000 people have been arrested in connection with the violent protests in Kazakhstan so far. Overall, 5135 people have been set, Kazakh media reported on Sunday, citing the Ministry of Interior. Accordingly, the ministry appreciated around 175 million euros. More than 100 shops and banks were looted and more than 400 vehicles were destroyed. © Alexandr Bogdanov More than 5000 people have been arrested in connection with the violent protests in Kazakhstan so far.
officially, Tokayev had succeeded the father of the nation in 2019, but nothing had really changed in Kazakhstan, Nazarbayev having kept the control of the National Security Council ... before being demented by his successor, there is Parent a few days. Nazarbayev's right arms and head of security services, former Prime Minister Karim Massimov would have been arrested for betrayal.
A new stone in the United States Garden
As for the second power that has observed closely the chaos of Almaty, it is of course China. Its economic weight has continued to strengthen for ten years, in the shade of "silk roads", which have no romantic that the name: these are port infrastructures (the "dry port" Of Khorgos), logistics, digital, energy and mostly rails, who are aiming here to feed the Chinese economic machine and especially to connect the Xinjiang - this region where millions of Uyghours are persecuted or even Kazakhs - at the Caspian Sea , therefore at European markets, part of the Middle East and the former USSR. From Kazakhstan to Tajikistan, China has taken a considerable economic weight in Central Asia what has continued to worry the Russian ally - even if Vladimir Putin pretends any divergence with Beijing.
Kazakhstan-of "strategic sites" are under control after the violence
Kazakhstan-events / (photo): Kazakhstan-of "strategic sites" are under control after the violence Almaty, January 9 (Reuters) - a number of "Strategic Sites" in Kazakhstan are under the control of the Military Alliance led by Russia to restore the Order, said Sunday the Office of the Presidency, while the country is confronted with the worst violence since its accession to the Independence Thirty years ago.
with the recovery in brutal hand orchestrated - and the arrival of Russian peacekeeping troops Following the request of President Tokayev , it is a new piece of the puzzle that appears: Kazakhstan is not the Molle dictatorship, including President Joe Biden, who declared himself in September to be the friend of the new Kazakh leader - who had never ceased since his arrival to repress the opponents, and of Strengthen the power of the state. Obviously, as the researcher Paul Stronski wrote the social contract is broken between the political elites of Kazakhstan and the population .
On the geopolitical level, Kazakhstan is a new stone in the United States Garden at the moment Russians and Americans resume dialogue in Geneva on the Ukrainian file, some 100,000 soldiers having been posted along the border. And for Vladimir Putin, it is a dream opportunity to demonstrate its influence in Central Asia at a time when China has become particularly powerful and deploys considerable financial means to set up sustainably.
 Kazakhstan's Unprecedented Crisis, Carnegie, January 6th 2022 https://carneiendowment.org/2022/01/06/kazakhstan-s-unprecedented-crisis-pub-86137
military alliance among Russia's leadership attracts last units from Kazakhstan from .
more than two weeks after the violent protests in Kazakhstan, the military alliance of OVKS stated by Russia has deducted its last units from the country. This reported several Russian news agencies on Wednesday, citing the Head of Mission, Andrej Serdjukov. "The peacekeeping operation" is now completed, Serdjukov said. Meanwhile, Kazakhstan raised the admission state.