Evolving Narratives in German Foreign Policy Toward Central Asia
By Rustam Kayumov
Germany’s key role is in helping Central Asia reduce its reliance on Russian and Chinese investments and, more significantly, trade.
How the Russia-Ukraine War Is Reshaping EU-Uzbekistan Relations
By Shakhzodbek Makhmudov
The ongoing conflict is diminishing Moscow’s influence in Uzbekistan, opening a window for EU engagement.
What Do Central Asia’s Activists Think of the New US Relationship With Their Region?
By Matthew Schaaf
Washington’s current approach sidesteps human rights concerns. Central Asia’s rights defenders and civic activists have suggestions to fix that.
Uzbekistan May Be America’s Key to Combating the Islamic State
By Adam Rousselle
Tashkent offers Washington a window through which to engage with the Taliban indirectly in their ongoing fight against the rising influence of the ISKP in the region.
What Happened at the First-Ever Central Asia-US Leaders’ Summit?
By Colleen Wood
Biden met with Central Asian presidents on the sidelines of UNGA to discuss security, economic cooperation, and critical minerals.
Central Asian Regionalism After the 5th Leaders’ Meeting
By Filippo Costa Buranelli
Parsing what the consultative meeting in Dushanbe can tell us about the region’s present considerations and future indications.
How the EU Can Contribute to the Green Transition in Central Asia
By Alouddin Komilov
By focusing its efforts on a few key sectors, the EU can strengthen Central Asia’s resilience, prosperity, and regional cooperation.
How Uzbekistan Promotes Regional Integration in Central Asia
By Tanbaev Ozod
Despite the modest progress achieved under Uzbek leadership, there are still numerous challenges to Central Asian regionalism.
Russian Fake News Targets Kazakhstan Over Supposed Bioweapons
By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez
Russian Telegram channels linked Kazakhstan to conspiracy theories about U.S. bioweapons in Ukraine.
A Case for Greater US Engagement in Central Asia
By Hunter Stoll
Russian and Chinese influence in the region will never go away. But the United States now has a rare and valuable window of opportunity.
A Journey Through Central Asia’s Shifting Geopolitical Landscape
By Peter Krasnopolsky
As Russia’s position wanes in Central Asia, and China’s waxes, if American interests are to be maintained, Washington has to find ways to tap into the region’s potential.
Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Repeal Jackson-Vanik for Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan
By Catherine Putz
Senators Murphy and Young stress that the time is ripe to drop the “outdated” restrictions of Jackson-Vanik and “redefine” the U.S. relationship with Central Asia.