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One Belt, One Road, One Hegemon? The Geopolitics of China's OBOR Initiative
May 12, 2017
One Belt, One Road, One Hegemon? The Geopolitics of China's OBOR Initiative
What is China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative all about?
One Belt, One Road, One Hegemon? The Geopolitics of China's OBOR Initiative
Fighting Along the Afghanistan-Tajikistan Borderlands: Cause for Concern in Central Asia?
May 08, 2017
Fighting Along the Afghanistan-Tajikistan Borderlands: Cause for Concern in Central Asia?
How concerned should Tajikistan -- and by extension Central Asia -- be about renewed fighting in the Afghan borderlands?
Fighting Along the Afghanistan-Tajikistan Borderlands: Cause for Concern in Central Asia?
Marking a Year After Protests in Kazakhstan
May 05, 2017
Marking a Year After Protests in Kazakhstan
Freedom of the press, a devastating landslide, meeting a manaschi, and a special bonus; weekend reads.
Marking a Year After Protests in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the Hope of Regionalism
May 05, 2017
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the Hope of Regionalism
Astana and Tashkent are at the heart of regionalism's potential in Central Asia
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the Hope of Regionalism
Will the US Ever Get a New Central Asia Policy?
May 03, 2017
Will the US Ever Get a New Central Asia Policy?
Probably not. American interests in the region remain fundamentally tied to interests outside the region.
Will the US Ever Get a New Central Asia Policy?
Central Asian Echoes in <em>Non-Democratic Politics</em>
May 02, 2017
Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics
Xavier Marquez’s analysis of authoritarianism doesn’t focus on Central Asia, but implications for the region are clear.
Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
April 11, 2017
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
Central Asian militants fight alongside the Taliban, which has been the target of Russia's "hybrid diplomacy."
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
Was the Suspected St. Petersburg Bomber a Patsy?
April 10, 2017
Was the Suspected St. Petersburg Bomber a Patsy?
So the conspiracy theory goes. But the theory doesn't hold up to logic.
Was the Suspected St. Petersburg Bomber a Patsy?
Challenging the Central Asian Migrant Myth: Separation and Radicalization
April 06, 2017
Challenging the Central Asian Migrant Myth: Separation and Radicalization
Sergey Abashin, a noted migration scholar, challenged the usual Muslim migrant worker story at a recent talk.
Challenging the Central Asian Migrant Myth: Separation and Radicalization
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
April 04, 2017
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
The annual report again catalogs the decline of democracy across the former Soviet Union.
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
Telia Declares Deal to Sell Tajik Stake Invalid
April 03, 2017
Telia Declares Deal to Sell Tajik Stake Invalid
Thanks to Tajik government inaction, Telia remains mired in Tajikistan.
Telia Declares Deal to Sell Tajik Stake Invalid
Dealing With Central Asia's Poisonous Nuclear Legacy
March 29, 2017
Dealing With Central Asia's Poisonous Nuclear Legacy
Soviet-era uranium mining and waste facilities spread across Central Asia remain a serious public and environmental risk.
Dealing With Central Asia's Poisonous Nuclear Legacy
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
March 28, 2017
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
No visit is planned as of yet, but Atambayev knows what he’d like to discuss.
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
March 28, 2017
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
Despite many challenges, it seems some measure of progress is being made across Central Asia.
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
March 25, 2017
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
A detailed look at the Afghan border, a discussion of dictators, and a secret report on Semipalatinsk; recommended reads.
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
A Glimpse Into Moscow’s Little Kyrgyzstan
March 24, 2017
A Glimpse Into Moscow’s Little Kyrgyzstan
Seasons of migration to the north: stories of Central Asian migrant workers in Russia.
A Glimpse Into Moscow’s Little Kyrgyzstan
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