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Russian Intelligence in Kyrgyzstan, Cold War Redux
December 07, 2014
Russian Intelligence in Kyrgyzstan, Cold War Redux
The activities of Russia’s FSB in Central Asia – and Ukraine – share much in common with an earlier time.
Russian Intelligence in Kyrgyzstan, Cold War Redux
An Historic, But Pointless, CASA-1000 Accord
December 05, 2014
An Historic, But Pointless, CASA-1000 Accord
South and Central Asia leaders sign an agreement that appears to have little chance of going anywhere.
An Historic, But Pointless, CASA-1000 Accord
Why Kyrgyzstan Should Not Join the Eurasian Economic Union
December 01, 2014
Why Kyrgyzstan Should Not Join the Eurasian Economic Union
The country seems to be deriving little benefit from greater integration with Russia.
Why Kyrgyzstan Should Not Join the Eurasian Economic Union
TAPI Pipeline Finally Sees Some Momentum
November 27, 2014
TAPI Pipeline Finally Sees Some Momentum
Some recent developments appear to have taken the U.S.-backed initiative beyond the concept stage.
TAPI Pipeline Finally Sees Some Momentum
Islamic State Video Features Ethnic Kazakhs
November 26, 2014
Islamic State Video Features Ethnic Kazakhs
Another slick new video from the terrorist outfit touts its ties to Kazakhstan.
Islamic State Video Features Ethnic Kazakhs
How Central Asian Governments Monitor Their Citizens
November 22, 2014
How Central Asian Governments Monitor Their Citizens
A Privacy International report shows just how comprehensive the surveillance is.
How Central Asian Governments Monitor Their Citizens
Kyrgyzstan: A Reluctant Accession to the EEU
November 21, 2014
Kyrgyzstan: A Reluctant Accession to the EEU
The country’s leadership has realized it must join, but is distinctly unenthusiastic at the prospect.
Kyrgyzstan: A Reluctant Accession to the EEU
Project Sapphire: 20 Years Later, and Still Relevant
November 17, 2014
Project Sapphire: 20 Years Later, and Still Relevant
What can be learned from a successful effort to retrieve enriched uranium from Kazakhstan?
Project Sapphire: 20 Years Later, and Still Relevant
Kazakhstan: President’s Speech Hint at Supra-Regional Tensions
November 17, 2014
Kazakhstan: President’s Speech Hint at Supra-Regional Tensions
Nursultan Nazarbayev delivers a surprise speech that seems to answer recent comments from Moscow.
Kazakhstan: President’s Speech Hint at Supra-Regional Tensions
EBRD’s Environmental Policy Under Scrutiny in Kyrgyzstan
November 17, 2014
EBRD’s Environmental Policy Under Scrutiny in Kyrgyzstan
A backlash surrounding a gold mine is placing the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development under scrutiny.
EBRD’s Environmental Policy Under Scrutiny in Kyrgyzstan
‘Foreseeing Ordeals,’ Kazakhstan Dips Into Oil Fund
November 13, 2014
‘Foreseeing Ordeals,’ Kazakhstan Dips Into Oil Fund
The president has announced the move with some disconcerting predictions.
‘Foreseeing Ordeals,’ Kazakhstan Dips Into Oil Fund
China Edging Russia out of Central Asia
November 11, 2014
China Edging Russia out of Central Asia
Beijing is continuing to step up its investment in the region, in a way that Moscow cannot match.
China Edging Russia out of Central Asia
The Nuclear Implications of Iran-Pakistan Tensions
November 11, 2014
The Nuclear Implications of Iran-Pakistan Tensions
Tensions with nuclear-armed Pakistan may influence Iran's calculus regarding its own nuclear program.
The Nuclear Implications of Iran-Pakistan Tensions
More Evidence of Economic Slowdown in Central Asia
November 07, 2014
More Evidence of Economic Slowdown in Central Asia
The sanctions on Russia continue to have significant repercussions for its neighbors.
More Evidence of Economic Slowdown in Central Asia
U.S. Ambassador Reignites Cold War Rhetoric in Kyrgyzstan
November 06, 2014
U.S. Ambassador Reignites Cold War Rhetoric in Kyrgyzstan
Unusually blunt comments highlight the country’s role in the battle for influence in Central Asia.
U.S. Ambassador Reignites Cold War Rhetoric in Kyrgyzstan
Could Iran and China Cut the US Out of Afghanistan?
November 01, 2014
Could Iran and China Cut the US Out of Afghanistan?
Beijing and Tehran share similar interests in a stable Afghanistan that does not depend on U.S. support.
Could Iran and China Cut the US Out of Afghanistan?
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