Central Asia’s Future: Three Powers, Three Visions
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Central Asia’s Future: Three Powers, Three Visions
China, Russia and the U.S. each have visions to connect Central Asia with the rest of Eurasia.
Central Asia’s Future: Three Powers, Three Visions
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics
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Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics
Nazarbayev’s overwhelming victory notwithstanding, change is taking place in Kazakhstan.
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics
No Surprises in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
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No Surprises in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
Stability triumphs over reform, as Karimov and Nazarbayev retain power in Central Asia.
No Surprises in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
A Kyrgyz Family in the Islamic State
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A Kyrgyz Family in the Islamic State
A family leaves home in Kyrgyzstan to join the Islamic State. Tragedy ensues.
A Kyrgyz Family in the Islamic State
The Limitations of the Iran Deal
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The Limitations of the Iran Deal
A nuclear agreement is great, but Tehran will continue to have an adversarial, hostile relationship with the West.
The Limitations of the Iran Deal
China, Russia and the Tussle for Influence in Kazakhstan
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China, Russia and the Tussle for Influence in Kazakhstan
The two powers are pursuing competing interests in Central Asia.
China, Russia and the Tussle for Influence in Kazakhstan
Mongolia’s Dubious Merchant Navy
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Mongolia’s Dubious Merchant Navy
The country risks serious damage to its reputation with its questionable maritime activities.
Mongolia’s Dubious Merchant Navy
<i>Silk Road Reporters</i>: An Independent News Site for Central Asia?
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Silk Road Reporters: An Independent News Site for Central Asia?
Why a new site covering Central Asia might not be all that it seems.
Silk Road Reporters: An Independent News Site for Central Asia?
Netanyahu’s Faulty Case to the U.S. Congress
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Netanyahu’s Faulty Case to the U.S. Congress
For the Israeli Prime Minister, compromise isn’t an option.
Netanyahu’s Faulty Case to the U.S. Congress
Uzbekistan: Karimov’s Impending, Unconstitutional Reelection
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Uzbekistan: Karimov’s Impending, Unconstitutional Reelection
Domestic and international dynamics suggest Karimov will again run for president, and win.
Uzbekistan: Karimov’s Impending, Unconstitutional Reelection
Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Gold Mine
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Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Gold Mine
Allegations of torture are only the latest scandal to be associated with the troubled Kumtor Gold Mine.
Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Gold Mine
The Russian-Iranian Military Agreement: Another Perspective
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The Russian-Iranian Military Agreement: Another Perspective
Could oil price fears be driving Moscow to play the role of spoiler?
The Russian-Iranian Military Agreement: Another Perspective
Mackinder Revisited: Will China Establish Eurasian Empire 3.0?
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Mackinder Revisited: Will China Establish Eurasian Empire 3.0?
China has emerged as a new contender for control over Mackinder’s “Heartland.”
Mackinder Revisited: Will China Establish Eurasian Empire 3.0?
Eurasia’s Potemkin Democracies
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Eurasia’s Potemkin Democracies
Central Asia remains difficult terrain for democracy, and prospects seem bleaker than ever.
Eurasia’s Potemkin Democracies
Eurasia: The Hype of Continentalism
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Eurasia: The Hype of Continentalism
‘Analysts should not allow geopolitical possibility to overshadow the divisive conflicts that exist throughout Eurasia.’
Eurasia: The Hype of Continentalism
Russia’s Waning Soft Power in Central Asia
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Russia’s Waning Soft Power in Central Asia
The Russian language is fading in the region, and there seems little Moscow can do about it.
Russia’s Waning Soft Power in Central Asia
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