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The Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Growing Pains
September 18, 2015
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Growing Pains
The euphoria of summer is bumping up against some tricky political realities.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Growing Pains
Trouble in Tajikistan
September 15, 2015
Trouble in Tajikistan
The ISIS obsession of President Emomali Rahmon could lead to further turmoil.
Trouble in Tajikistan
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
September 10, 2015
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
The “One Belt, One Road” strategy provides a guide to the future of China in Eurasia.
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
Tajikistan, Turkey and the Gülen Movement
August 21, 2015
Tajikistan, Turkey and the Gülen Movement
Why the closure of seven charter schools in Tajikistan has regional implications.
Tajikistan, Turkey and the Gülen Movement
Kyrgyzstan’s Risky Open Borders Experiment
August 11, 2015
Kyrgyzstan’s Risky Open Borders Experiment
Plans by the country to open its borders to other EEU members could bring some nasty side effects.
Kyrgyzstan’s Risky Open Borders Experiment
Belarus and Kyrgyzstan – Eurasia's Unlikeliest Bedfellows
July 23, 2015
Belarus and Kyrgyzstan – Eurasia's Unlikeliest Bedfellows
Tensions over the 2010 Kyrgyz coup are giving way to growing links.
Belarus and Kyrgyzstan – Eurasia's Unlikeliest Bedfellows
Geoeconomics in Central Asia
July 06, 2015
Geoeconomics in Central Asia
Infrastructure and transit projects offer new opportunity for the region.
Geoeconomics in Central Asia
Afghanistan-Pakistan: A False Spring?
July 01, 2015
Afghanistan-Pakistan: A False Spring?
The Diplomat talks to Michael Kugelman, senior program associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center, to find out.
Afghanistan-Pakistan: A False Spring?
Iran and the Islamic Finance Crown
June 16, 2015
Iran and the Islamic Finance Crown
Could an Iranian financial comeback challenge Sunni dominance of global Islamic finance?
Iran and the Islamic Finance Crown
The S-300: Game-Changing Weapon or Diplomatic Bargaining Chip?
June 14, 2015
The S-300: Game-Changing Weapon or Diplomatic Bargaining Chip?
Russia has announced it will supply the missile system to Iran, but Moscow may have another objective in mind.
The S-300: Game-Changing Weapon or Diplomatic Bargaining Chip?
Unequal Partners: China and Russia in Eurasia
June 03, 2015
Unequal Partners: China and Russia in Eurasia
China and Russia are stepping up their collaboration, even as they compete for regional primacy.
Unequal Partners: China and Russia in Eurasia
The View from Tehran
May 29, 2015
The View from Tehran
In Tehran, domestic hardliners and moderates are debating the nuclear issue, and the future of Iranian foreign policy.
The View from Tehran
Central Asia’s Future: Three Powers, Three Visions
May 25, 2015
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
May 05, 2015
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
April 27, 2015
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
April 21, 2015
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
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