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Kazakhstan Walks Diplomatic Tightrope Between Russia and Europe
November 29, 2022

Kazakhstan Walks Diplomatic Tightrope Between Russia and Europe

By Catherine Putz
Back-to-back visits by Kazakh President Tokayev this week to Moscow and Paris underscore Astana’s unique position.

G20 Can’t Avoid the Elephant in the Room: Ukraine War
November 17, 2022

G20 Can’t Avoid the Elephant in the Room: Ukraine War

By Kamal Uddin Ahmed
Despite pleas to keep the focus on economic recovery, the war remained a major topic of discussion at the Bali Summit.
Can India Rein In Putin’s Worst Impulses in Ukraine?
November 11, 2022

Can India Rein In Putin’s Worst Impulses in Ukraine?

By Mohamed Zeeshan
It is hard to see how India can influence the Russian president, given its military and economic dependence on his country.

Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar Goes to Russia
November 11, 2022

Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar Goes to Russia

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
New Delhi’s relations with Moscow continue to be good, but the long-term prognosis is complicated, especially by China.

How Committed Are China and Russia to Their Strategic Partnership?
November 04, 2022

How Committed Are China and Russia to Their Strategic Partnership?

By Kevin Modlin and Zenel Garcia
Neither Beijing nor Moscow is willing to incur costs for the other; that puts clear limits their strategic partnership.

Russia Recruiting US-trained Afghan Commandos, Vets Say
November 01, 2022

Russia Recruiting US-trained Afghan Commandos, Vets Say

By Bernard Condon
"We didn't get these individuals out as we promised, and now it's coming home to roost," said Michael Mulroy, a retired CIA officer who served in Afghanistan.

What’s Next for Russians Who Fled to Kazakhstan?
November 01, 2022

What’s Next for Russians Who Fled to Kazakhstan?

By Aliya Askar
In the early 1990s, ethnic Russians left Kazakhstan in droves. In 2022, that flow once again reversed as Russians fled into Central Asia.
North Korea Begins Preparations to Open New Trade Offices Throughout Russia
October 28, 2022

North Korea Begins Preparations to Open New Trade Offices Throughout Russia

By Seulkee Jang
There has been speculation inside North Korea that the country has received Russian food and oil in return for Pyongyang’s international support for Moscow’s war in Ukraine.

Japan and Russia Lock Horns Over Diplomats, Sanctions, and Rockets
October 18, 2022

Japan and Russia Lock Horns Over Diplomats, Sanctions, and Rockets

By Thisanka Siripala
Relations between the two nations have reached their lowest point amid further unprecedented Japanese sanctions against Russia.

How China’s Air Force Can Benefit from the Russia-Ukraine War
October 14, 2022

How China’s Air Force Can Benefit from the Russia-Ukraine War

By Jhao-kai JHENG and Lin (Kirin) PU
Russia has aerospace technology China has long wanted to access, and Moscow is hurting for customers at present.

Kyrgyzstan Cancels CSTO ‘Indestructible Brotherhood’ Military Exercises
October 11, 2022

Kyrgyzstan Cancels CSTO ‘Indestructible Brotherhood’ Military Exercises

By Catherine Putz
Days after Kyrgyz President Japarov skipped Russian President Putin's birthday (and an informal CIS summit), Bishkek cancelled planned CSTO exercises at the last minute.
The War in Ukraine Is Decimating Russia’s Asian Minorities
October 10, 2022

The War in Ukraine Is Decimating Russia’s Asian Minorities

By David Saveliev
Putin’s “partial mobilization” is continuing a brutal legacy of colonization – as well as resistance – among the country's minority groups.

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