The Turkish-Russian Rapprochement
June 30, 2016
The Turkish-Russian Rapprochement
Seven months after the downing of a Russian jet on the Turkey-Syria border, Moscow and Ankara might be moving toward normalization.
The Turkish-Russian Rapprochement
What Is China and Russia's 'Eternal Friendship' Worth?
June 27, 2016
What Is China and Russia's 'Eternal Friendship' Worth?
Despite attesting to their closeness and political alignment, hard economic returns are a long time coming.
What Is China and Russia's 'Eternal Friendship' Worth?
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
June 24, 2016
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
Putin has big Eurasian dreams and more on the SCO; recommended reads.
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
June 24, 2016
What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
In the end, the Shanghai Spirit is still just a flimsy ghost.
What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
Russia (Not Completely) Banned from Rio
June 22, 2016
Russia (Not Completely) Banned from Rio
Russians may run to glory at the Rio Games, just not under their country’s flag.
Russia (Not Completely) Banned from Rio
Is Russia's ‘Deadliest Tank’ Cheaper Than European and US Armor?
June 17, 2016
Is Russia's ‘Deadliest Tank’ Cheaper Than European and US Armor?
The T-14 armored platform is cheaper than Western analogs, the Russian defense industry claims.
Is Russia's ‘Deadliest Tank’ Cheaper Than European and US Armor?
Reality or PR: Russia's Rising 'Soft Power' Clout
June 17, 2016
Reality or PR: Russia's Rising 'Soft Power' Clout
A London-based PR firm places Russia ahead of China on a list of 'soft power' prowess.
Reality or PR: Russia's Rising 'Soft Power' Clout
Sports Doping Scandal Hits Kazakhstan
June 17, 2016
Sports Doping Scandal Hits Kazakhstan
Four gold-medal winning Kazakh weightlifters have been suspended after tests indicated steroid use at the 2012 Olympics.
Sports Doping Scandal Hits Kazakhstan
Russia Reinforces Tajikistan Base with 100 New Armored Vehicles
June 16, 2016
Russia Reinforces Tajikistan Base with 100 New Armored Vehicles
100 new tanks and armored personnel carriers purportedly arrived at Russia’s largest military base abroad.
Russia Reinforces Tajikistan Base with 100 New Armored Vehicles
Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
June 09, 2016
Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
Moscow has plans for a region-wide air defense system.
Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
The Poll Price of Putinism
June 01, 2016
The Poll Price of Putinism
Many of Russia's neighbors now view Moscow as their greatest threat, but approval of U.S. leadership is also at a low.
The Poll Price of Putinism
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
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
May 26, 2016
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
After 15 years, the group is set to expand this summer.
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
Russia Supplied S-300 Air Defense Battalion to Iran
May 20, 2016
Russia Supplied S-300 Air Defense Battalion to Iran
The Kremlin expects the rest of the air defense systems to be supplied by the end of 2016.
Russia Supplied S-300 Air Defense Battalion to Iran
What Caused a 200-Man Fight in a Moscow Cemetery?
May 17, 2016
What Caused a 200-Man Fight in a Moscow Cemetery?
The incident will do little to improve the public perception of Central Asian migrant workers in Russia.
What Caused a 200-Man Fight in a Moscow Cemetery?
Controversial 'Foreign Agents' Bill Shot Down in Kyrgyz Parliament
May 12, 2016
Controversial 'Foreign Agents' Bill Shot Down in Kyrgyz Parliament
NGOs in Kyrgyzstan will be happy to know that the so-called Foreign Agents Bill won't become law. At least not yet.
Controversial 'Foreign Agents' Bill Shot Down in Kyrgyz Parliament
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