National Interests: Priorities and Security

Prospects of operations and development of the Collective Security Treaty Organization as part of the One Road One Belt Initiative and the North–South Silk Road

Vol. 14, Iss. 1, JANUARY 2018

Received: 3 November 2017

Received in revised form: 23 November 2017

Accepted: 14 December 2017

Available online: 16 January 2018


JEL Classification: F51, F52, F53, Q43, Q48

Pages: 153–164

Medvedev I.V. Tver State University, Tver, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Importance The research examines trends in the development of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC).
Objectives The research analyzes the current situation in the CSTO and methods to reform this organization so as to address current issues of global integration processes.
Methods The research applies principles of systems analysis and formal logic. The article reviews whether the CSTO reforms are reasonable and feasible.
Results I reveal issues of the CSTO operations, substantiate the feasibility of its reform to solve issues of developing two projects of the Silk Road crossing the countries of the CSTO and EAEC, thus boosting an economic growth of the member countries.
Conclusions and Relevance The national security of Russia and CSTO countries necessitate reforms and creation of coalition forces. CSTO needs a number of reforms to achieve priority goals pursuing the development of the CSTO and EAEC as a whole. Therefore, it is especially important to reform the CSTO so as to lay new transportation routes, which will run across politically turbulent countries, thus implementing the CSTO peacemaking capabilities. The latter will make these routes secure and safe and promote some other projects for free trade zones.

Keywords: CSTO, EAEC, RIC, peacemaking, Silk Road


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