Is Turkmenistan the Next Central Asian Tiger?
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Is Turkmenistan the Next Central Asian Tiger?
The country has been authoritarian and isolationist, but its reforms are beginning to show promise.
Is Turkmenistan the Next Central Asian Tiger?
Central Asia’s Energy Rush
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Central Asia’s Energy Rush
The region’s major powers are in a tussle to control its rich energy sources.
Central Asia’s Energy Rush
Moscow’s Afghan Endgame
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Moscow’s Afghan Endgame
Worried about the NATO withdrawal, Russia has adopted several new policies for Central Asia.
Moscow’s Afghan Endgame
Revisiting Kyrgyzstan’s Bloody Summer
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Revisiting Kyrgyzstan’s Bloody Summer
Ethnicity is a convenient but misleading way of explaining the outburst of violence in 2010.
Revisiting Kyrgyzstan’s Bloody Summer
How Significant Is the Eurasian Economic Union?
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How Significant Is the Eurasian Economic Union?
Moscow’s high hopes for the union have come up against reluctance among its neighbors.
How Significant Is the Eurasian Economic Union?
The Afghans Who Didn’t Vote
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The Afghans Who Didn’t Vote
Many younger Afghans see the elections not as a source of inspiration, but of frustration.
The Afghans Who Didn’t Vote
What Crimea Teaches Central Asia
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What Crimea Teaches Central Asia
The lessons from Russia’s actions in Ukraine in recent months are disturbing for Central Asia.
What Crimea Teaches Central Asia
Is Ulaanbaatar Running Out of Water?
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Is Ulaanbaatar Running Out of Water?
‘Scarcity problems will emerge in 2015, and intensify from 2020 onwards.’
Is Ulaanbaatar Running Out of Water?
A New Dawn for Afghanistan?
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A New Dawn for Afghanistan?
Despite political uncertainty, a new optimism is becoming evident among the people of Afghanistan.
A New Dawn for Afghanistan?
How Iran’s Upcoming Election Drives Nuclear Diplomacy
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How Iran’s Upcoming Election Drives Nuclear Diplomacy
Iran’s future hangs on the Assembly of Experts election in 2016. For that reason, so do the P5+1 negotiations.
How Iran’s Upcoming Election Drives Nuclear Diplomacy
The Ninja Miners of Mongolia
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The Ninja Miners of Mongolia
A look at the harsh life of the "ninja" miners of Mongolia.
The Ninja Miners of Mongolia
Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan
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Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan
Talk of a new regional force is unrealistic. There is only one way to keep the peace after 2014.
Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan
Kazakhstan Opposition Fears Ukraine's
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Kazakhstan Opposition Fears Ukraine's "Russian Spring"
Many Kazakhs worry about Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and what it means for their own country’s relations with Russia.
Kazakhstan Opposition Fears Ukraine's "Russian Spring"
Afghan Stability: New Equations
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Afghan Stability: New Equations
With the NATO drawdown, Afghanistan’s neighbors will have a growing role to play in the country’s stability.
Afghan Stability: New Equations
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
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Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
The Iranian navy has a growing presence in Asia, a development many in the region could welcome.
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
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Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
In the election run-up, the Taliban has increasingly set the agenda in the region with a spate of high-profile attacks.
Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
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