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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
Iran's Top Spymaster Emerges From Shadows
October 18, 2014
Iran's Top Spymaster Emerges From Shadows
Qassem Suleimani has long been a key player in Iran's foreign policy. Now he's stepping into the limelight.
Iran's Top Spymaster Emerges From Shadows
Turkmenistan Prepares for Post-2014 Afghanistan
October 16, 2014
Turkmenistan Prepares for Post-2014 Afghanistan
The government appears worried about a growing Taliban presence near its border.
Turkmenistan Prepares for Post-2014 Afghanistan
The Kremlin Turns to China
October 14, 2014
The Kremlin Turns to China
A decade after the demarcation of the Sino-Russian Border, Russia is becoming increasingly dependent on China.
The Kremlin Turns to China
Afghanistan’s Government of National Unity: Risk and Opportunity
October 14, 2014
Afghanistan’s Government of National Unity: Risk and Opportunity
When it comes to the prospects for Afghanistan’s power sharing arrangement, history is not encouraging.
Afghanistan’s Government of National Unity: Risk and Opportunity
In Kazakhstan, Hope and Skepticism About Hosting 2022 Olympics
October 09, 2014
In Kazakhstan, Hope and Skepticism About Hosting 2022 Olympics
The Games could put the country on the map. But not everybody is excited about the idea.
In Kazakhstan, Hope and Skepticism About Hosting 2022 Olympics
Tajikistan Cracks Down on Internet … Again
October 08, 2014
Tajikistan Cracks Down on Internet … Again
Tajik authorities have apparently blocked access to 200 sites.
Tajikistan Cracks Down on Internet … Again
The Confusing Direction of the EEU
October 07, 2014
The Confusing Direction of the EEU
Moscow’s attempts to expand the Eurasian Economic Union, latterly with statelets, continue to meet resistance.
The Confusing Direction of the EEU
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