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Schrodinger’s Pivot: The Emptiness of the Eastern Economic Forum
September 19, 2017
Schrodinger’s Pivot: The Emptiness of the Eastern Economic Forum
Russia’s incoherent strategy at home and abroad continues to undercut its Asian-facing initiatives such as the Eastern Economic Forum.
Schrodinger’s Pivot: The Emptiness of the Eastern Economic Forum
A Steven Seagal Guide to Eurasia
September 19, 2017
A Steven Seagal Guide to Eurasia
The action star has a long history of involvement in Eurasian affairs.
A Steven Seagal Guide to Eurasia
Bread and Circuses in Ashgabat
September 18, 2017
Bread and Circuses in Ashgabat
Can a multi-billion dollar sporting event prove Turkmenistan’s modernity despite the country’s reputation for corruption?
Bread and Circuses in Ashgabat
Kyrgyzstan's Presidential Campaigns Kick Off
September 13, 2017
Kyrgyzstan's Presidential Campaigns Kick Off
The election, slated for October 15, will decide who takes over from Almazbek Atambayev.
Kyrgyzstan's Presidential Campaigns Kick Off
Working Conditions and Ethnic Relations Ignored in Kazakhstan
September 11, 2017
Working Conditions and Ethnic Relations Ignored in Kazakhstan
Social tensions boiled in Kazakhstan as three died in a coal mine and hundreds of workers and locals fought in Astana.
Working Conditions and Ethnic Relations Ignored in Kazakhstan
Central Asian Central Banks Play with Rates to Boost Growth
August 29, 2017
Central Asian Central Banks Play with Rates to Boost Growth
Sliding out of crisis, how are regional central banks handling their monetary realities?
Central Asian Central Banks Play with Rates to Boost Growth
China Quietly Looms Over Zapad 2017 Exercises
August 28, 2017
China Quietly Looms Over Zapad 2017 Exercises
Any Russian aggression out of the exercises could hurt Sino-Russian relations.
China Quietly Looms Over Zapad 2017 Exercises
Why Russia Wants the US to Stay in Afghanistan
August 23, 2017
Why Russia Wants the US to Stay in Afghanistan
Moscow would like to avoid having to militarily intervene itself.
Why Russia Wants the US to Stay in Afghanistan
Can Russia Keep Its Balance Between China and India?
August 18, 2017
Can Russia Keep Its Balance Between China and India?
Russia claims that its military drills with India are not against China
Can Russia Keep Its Balance Between China and India?
What’s All the Fuss About Terrorism in Central Asia?
August 16, 2017
What’s All the Fuss About Terrorism in Central Asia?
Reports from Central Asia about a future doomed to violent Islamic extremism in the region are thin on evidence.
What’s All the Fuss About Terrorism in Central Asia?
Is Russia Benefiting From Tensions Between China and India?
August 15, 2017
Is Russia Benefiting From Tensions Between China and India?
Russia and India are going to hold a joint war game in October in Russia’s far east, close to China
Is Russia Benefiting From Tensions Between China and India?
Interview with Gerard Toal: Why Does Russia Invade Its Neighbors?
August 14, 2017
Interview with Gerard Toal: Why Does Russia Invade Its Neighbors?
"Putin is an experienced geopolitician now, though his 'victories' may not look so good in the long run."
Interview with Gerard Toal: Why Does Russia Invade Its Neighbors?
Tajik State TV Documentary Accuses Iran of Civil War Meddling
August 10, 2017
Tajik State TV Documentary Accuses Iran of Civil War Meddling
Feeding on old rumors, the documentary is further indication of a deteriorating relationship.
Tajik State TV Documentary Accuses Iran of Civil War Meddling
Vanity Without Borders: How Central Asian Despots Manipulate the International Press
August 10, 2017
Vanity Without Borders: How Central Asian Despots Manipulate the International Press
Global coverage of Turkmenistan shows the power of personality cults to set agendas far beyond national boundaries.
Vanity Without Borders: How Central Asian Despots Manipulate the International Press
Unraveling Grand Corruption in Uzbekistan
August 09, 2017
Unraveling Grand Corruption in Uzbekistan
A Dance With the Cobra: Confronting Grand Corruption in Uzbekistan aims to explain the tangled web of corruption in Uzbekistan.
Unraveling Grand Corruption in Uzbekistan
Parties Merge in Kyrgyzstan, Hoping to Get an Electoral Edge
August 08, 2017
Parties Merge in Kyrgyzstan, Hoping to Get an Electoral Edge
The leaders of three parties say they’re joining forces in the upcoming election.
Parties Merge in Kyrgyzstan, Hoping to Get an Electoral Edge
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