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Kyrgyzstan: A Reluctant Accession to the EEU
November 21, 2014
Kyrgyzstan: A Reluctant Accession to the EEU
The country’s leadership has realized it must join, but is distinctly unenthusiastic at the prospect.
Kyrgyzstan: A Reluctant Accession to the EEU
Project Sapphire: 20 Years Later, and Still Relevant
November 17, 2014
Project Sapphire: 20 Years Later, and Still Relevant
What can be learned from a successful effort to retrieve enriched uranium from Kazakhstan?
Project Sapphire: 20 Years Later, and Still Relevant
Kazakhstan: President’s Speech Hint at Supra-Regional Tensions
November 17, 2014
Kazakhstan: President’s Speech Hint at Supra-Regional Tensions
Nursultan Nazarbayev delivers a surprise speech that seems to answer recent comments from Moscow.
Kazakhstan: President’s Speech Hint at Supra-Regional Tensions
EBRD’s Environmental Policy Under Scrutiny in Kyrgyzstan
November 17, 2014
EBRD’s Environmental Policy Under Scrutiny in Kyrgyzstan
A backlash surrounding a gold mine is placing the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development under scrutiny.
EBRD’s Environmental Policy Under Scrutiny in Kyrgyzstan
‘Foreseeing Ordeals,’ Kazakhstan Dips Into Oil Fund
November 13, 2014
‘Foreseeing Ordeals,’ Kazakhstan Dips Into Oil Fund
The president has announced the move with some disconcerting predictions.
‘Foreseeing Ordeals,’ Kazakhstan Dips Into Oil Fund
China Edging Russia out of Central Asia
November 11, 2014
China Edging Russia out of Central Asia
Beijing is continuing to step up its investment in the region, in a way that Moscow cannot match.
China Edging Russia out of Central Asia
The Nuclear Implications of Iran-Pakistan Tensions
November 11, 2014
The Nuclear Implications of Iran-Pakistan Tensions
Tensions with nuclear-armed Pakistan may influence Iran's calculus regarding its own nuclear program.
The Nuclear Implications of Iran-Pakistan Tensions
More Evidence of Economic Slowdown in Central Asia
November 07, 2014
More Evidence of Economic Slowdown in Central Asia
The sanctions on Russia continue to have significant repercussions for its neighbors.
More Evidence of Economic Slowdown in Central Asia
U.S. Ambassador Reignites Cold War Rhetoric in Kyrgyzstan
November 06, 2014
U.S. Ambassador Reignites Cold War Rhetoric in Kyrgyzstan
Unusually blunt comments highlight the country’s role in the battle for influence in Central Asia.
U.S. Ambassador Reignites Cold War Rhetoric in Kyrgyzstan
Could Iran and China Cut the US Out of Afghanistan?
November 01, 2014
Could Iran and China Cut the US Out of Afghanistan?
Beijing and Tehran share similar interests in a stable Afghanistan that does not depend on U.S. support.
Could Iran and China Cut the US Out of Afghanistan?
Putin Signals Russia's Shift to Asia
October 31, 2014
Putin Signals Russia's Shift to Asia
The Russian president makes it clear that his country will be looking to strengthen ties with Asia.
Putin Signals Russia's Shift to Asia
Why Kyrgyzstan Keeps Losing International Cases
October 30, 2014
Why Kyrgyzstan Keeps Losing International Cases
Bishkek’s dysfunctional politics keep it embroiled in legal spats.
Why Kyrgyzstan Keeps Losing International Cases
Another Wrinkle in Kazakhstan-Russia Relations?
October 28, 2014
Another Wrinkle in Kazakhstan-Russia Relations?
The extradition of accused embezzler Mukhtar Ablyazov could complicate an already prickly relationship.
Another Wrinkle in Kazakhstan-Russia Relations?
US and Russia Fight Proxy War Over Gay Rights in Kyrgyzstan
October 23, 2014
US and Russia Fight Proxy War Over Gay Rights in Kyrgyzstan
Recent legislation in Kyrgyzstan inhibiting gay rights puts the country at odds with the U.S.
US and Russia Fight Proxy War Over Gay Rights in Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan, Chevron and the Oil Workers’ Plight
October 22, 2014
Kazakhstan, Chevron and the Oil Workers’ Plight
A lack of culpability between company and state fuels workers’ rights suppression.
Kazakhstan, Chevron and the Oil Workers’ Plight
Kazakh Found Among Ukraine Separatists
October 21, 2014
Kazakh Found Among Ukraine Separatists
The presence of an ethnic Kazakh among separatists in Eastern Ukraine is another reason for Astana to worry.
Kazakh Found Among Ukraine Separatists
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