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Casey Michel

Casey Michel

Casey Michel has worked as a journalist in both Eurasia and the United States, and is currently a graduate student at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute.

Casey Michel has worked as a journalist in both Eurasia and the United States, and recently received a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, where he focused on political, security, and social developments in Eurasia. His writing on the region has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, The New Republic Al Jazeera, Slate, The Moscow Times, and RFE/RL, among others. He has also worked with International Crisis Group’s Central Asia office, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in northern Kazakhstan.

You can follow Casey on Twitter: @cjcmichel

Posts by Casey Michel
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June 02, 2017

No, Europe Won't Get Turkmen Gas by 2019

By Casey Michel
Turkmenistan’s no closer to seeing its gas reach the European markets it once envisioned.
May 26, 2017

No One Watches RT's Chinese-Language YouTube Channel

By Casey Michel
Hyperbole aside, the channel has minuscule viewership in comparison to the target audience.

May 23, 2017

Will Uzbekistan Join TAPI?

By Casey Michel
During his second visit to Turkmenistan, Uzbek President Mirziyoyev agreed to join the pipeline project.

May 21, 2017

Has US Russia Policy Changed?

By Casey Michel
A recent appropriations bill, signed by Trump, furthers Obama-era policies regarding Russian expansionism.

May 08, 2017

Where Did the Eurasian Economic Union Go Awry?

By Casey Michel
There “is little to inspire confidence that the Eurasian project is capable of delivering on its grand promises.”
May 02, 2017

Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics

By Casey Michel
Xavier Marquez’s analysis of authoritarianism doesn’t focus on Central Asia, but implications for the region are clear.

May 01, 2017

A Bleak Outlook: Press Freedom in Central Asia

By Casey Michel
Central Asia is but a barometer for the current state of global press freedoms.
April 19, 2017

What's Become of the Russia-Friendly Californian Secessionists?

By Casey Michel
The self-proclaimed founder of the #Calexit movement moved to Siberia.

April 18, 2017

Why Uzbekistan’s Shifts on Water Politics Matter

By Casey Michel
Recent statements from Uzbek officials drop previous vitriol in favor of diplomatic neighborliness.

April 12, 2017

Survey Projects Show Progress on TAPI Pipeline

By Casey Michel
But as the projected operational date gets pushed back, the surveys may be progress for progress' sake.

April 11, 2017

Kazakhstan Thanks British Nazarbayev Biographer

By Casey Michel
Jonathan Aitken's 2009 book never gained much traction in either analytical or academic communities, but Astana likes it.
April 07, 2017

How Trump Is Connected to a Kazakh Corruption Scandal

By Casey Michel
The city of Almaty says former mayor Viktor Khrapunov stole millions and invested via shell companies in U.S. real estate.

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