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The Problem With <em>Dictatorland</em>
April 04, 2017
The Problem With Dictatorland
The BBC documentary is both an orientalist exercise and a potentially dangerous document for the journalist's sources.
The Problem With Dictatorland
Iranian Energy: A Game-Changer for Russia-Europe Relations
February 25, 2017
Iranian Energy: A Game-Changer for Russia-Europe Relations
Eastern Europe is diversifying its energy suppliers away from Russia, and toward Iran.
Iranian Energy: A Game-Changer for Russia-Europe Relations
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
January 11, 2017
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
It seems that “everyone’s dissatisfied” with the EEU.
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
Eurasian Economic Union: A Customs Code and a Kyrgyz Dilemma
December 28, 2016
Eurasian Economic Union: A Customs Code and a Kyrgyz Dilemma
Kyrgyz approve EEU Customs Code, except for the part on the development of trade and economic policy.
Eurasian Economic Union: A Customs Code and a Kyrgyz Dilemma
The Belarus Trap: Former Journalist Faces Forced Return to Turkmenistan
August 09, 2016
The Belarus Trap: Former Journalist Faces Forced Return to Turkmenistan
While Belarus isn’t willing to extradite all rogue Central Asians, Chary Annamuradov might be one of the unlucky ones.
The Belarus Trap: Former Journalist Faces Forced Return to Turkmenistan
Eurasian Economic Union Leaders Meet in Astana
June 01, 2016
Eurasian Economic Union Leaders Meet in Astana
Despite uneven progress, the talks focused on continued expansion and cooperation with other regional economic vehicles.
Eurasian Economic Union Leaders Meet in Astana
The Eurasian Economic Union's Armenia Problem
April 06, 2016
The Eurasian Economic Union's Armenia Problem
An upcoming summit in Yerevan might be relocated because of the flaring conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Eurasian Economic Union's Armenia Problem
CSTO Says Fighting Islamic State Is a Top Priority
December 23, 2015
CSTO Says Fighting Islamic State Is a Top Priority
The group called for forming a broad coalition "without politicizing and preconditions.”
CSTO Says Fighting Islamic State Is a Top Priority
Kyrgyzstan Sends an Ambassador to Belarus
October 08, 2015
Kyrgyzstan Sends an Ambassador to Belarus
After three years, Bishkek has once again dispatched an Ambassador to take up post in Minsk.
Kyrgyzstan Sends an Ambassador to Belarus
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
Belarus: Mongolia's Latest Partner?
July 10, 2015
Belarus: Mongolia's Latest Partner?
Mongolia's president held a meeting with Belarus' Alexander Lukashenko in Ufa, Russia.
Belarus: Mongolia's Latest Partner?
Kyrgyz Politics and the Killing of a Mob Boss in Belarus
July 02, 2015
Kyrgyz Politics and the Killing of a Mob Boss in Belarus
The murder of an expat crime figure hints at the links between the underworld and politics in Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyz Politics and the Killing of a Mob Boss in Belarus
China's Silk Road in Europe: Not Just Hungary
June 09, 2015
China's Silk Road in Europe: Not Just Hungary
Hungary became the first country to sign a Silk Road MoU, but various other European states are already on board.
China's Silk Road in Europe: Not Just Hungary
Turkmenistan Embassy Website Hacked
April 10, 2015
Turkmenistan Embassy Website Hacked
The website of Turkmenistan's embassy in Belarus has been taken offline following an apparent hack by ISIS supporters.
Turkmenistan Embassy Website Hacked
Could the Russian Mob Take Advantage of the Eurasian Economic Union?
January 13, 2015
Could the Russian Mob Take Advantage of the Eurasian Economic Union?
The new bloc could allow more than just the free flow of goods, capital and labor.
Could the Russian Mob Take Advantage of the Eurasian Economic Union?
Pakistan, Belarus Plan Military and Technical Cooperation
July 17, 2014
Pakistan, Belarus Plan Military and Technical Cooperation
Pakistan may be looking to export arms to Belarus.
Pakistan, Belarus Plan Military and Technical Cooperation
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