عنوان مقاله [English]
Since the Soviet Union broke up into 15 independent republics, the Russian Federation has been trying to make arrangements and structures in order to boost convergence among the former Soviet republics while seeking a dominant role among them. Collective Security Treaty Organization is one of those arrangements, which has put promotion of regional security on its agenda. The main question of this paper is to what extent Russia has succeeded to create a common security identity among the member states within framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization? To answer the question, this hypothesis can be brought up that the main goal of Russia is to establish a political system in Central Eurasia by means of this organization. The country is trying to make other regional countries depend on it. There are different views as to whether Kremlin has been successful in the past two decades to achieve its goal. The fact that the organization has been turned into a means of support for Russia’s policies and has enabled Moscow to continue its military presence in such countries as Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan is a success for Russia. In fact, this organization has been able to act as a local police in order to promote the policies of Russia.