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
Kazakhstan’s Economic Outreach
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Kazakhstan’s Economic Outreach
As the Eurasian Economic Union takes effect, Kazakhstan maintains its ambitious economic diplomacy.
Kazakhstan’s Economic Outreach
The Fight for China’s Gas Market
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The Fight for China’s Gas Market
Why Turkmenistan will prevail over Russia as China’s primary pipeline gas supplier.
The Fight for China’s Gas Market
Turkey in Central Asia: Turkic Togetherness?
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Turkey in Central Asia: Turkic Togetherness?
Ankara has been noticeably reticent developing ties in the former Soviet sphere.
Turkey in Central Asia: Turkic Togetherness?
Afghanistan: Warlords and Democracy
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Afghanistan: Warlords and Democracy
Some of Afghanistan’s warlords have decided to buy into the political process.
Afghanistan: Warlords and Democracy
Following the New Silk Road
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Following the New Silk Road
Experts are skeptical of the future of what is essentially America’s exit strategy for Afghanistan.
Following the New Silk Road
Mongolia: Nomads in Transition
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Mongolia: Nomads in Transition
New technology is helping to keep a traditional lifestyle alive on the Mongolian steppes.
Mongolia: Nomads in Transition
Iran: The Ayatollah Succession Question
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Iran: The Ayatollah Succession Question
The questionable health of the supreme leader has prompted debate about an eventual succession.
Iran: The Ayatollah Succession Question
In Iran Nuclear Talks, 'No Deal' Is Worse Than Status Quo
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In Iran Nuclear Talks, 'No Deal' Is Worse Than Status Quo
If reaching a permanent agreement by next month’s deadline proves impossible, the West must lock in the status-quo.
In Iran Nuclear Talks, 'No Deal' Is Worse Than Status Quo
Can China and India Cooperate in Afghanistan?
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Can China and India Cooperate in Afghanistan?
Their border disputes and maritime rivalry aside, China and India may be able to make common cause in Afghanistan.
Can China and India Cooperate in Afghanistan?
Russia and Iran Lock NATO Out of Caspian Sea
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Russia and Iran Lock NATO Out of Caspian Sea
A summit earlier this week achieves consensus on the inadmissibility of a foreign military presence in the sea.
Russia and Iran Lock NATO Out of Caspian Sea
Afghanistan’s Re-Emerging Baloch
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Afghanistan’s Re-Emerging Baloch
The war-torn country is witnessing the unprecedented revival of a long-neglected community.
Afghanistan’s Re-Emerging Baloch
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