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How Significant Is the Eurasian Economic Union?
June 04, 2014

How Significant Is the Eurasian Economic Union?

By Casey Michel
Moscow’s high hopes for the union have come up against reluctance among its neighbors.
The Afghans Who Didn’t Vote
May 29, 2014

The Afghans Who Didn’t Vote

By Ali Latifi
Many younger Afghans see the elections not as a source of inspiration, but of frustration.

What Crimea Teaches Central Asia
May 27, 2014

What Crimea Teaches Central Asia

By Stephen Blank
The lessons from Russia’s actions in Ukraine in recent months are disturbing for Central Asia.

Is Ulaanbaatar Running Out of Water?
May 20, 2014

Is Ulaanbaatar Running Out of Water?

By Jacopo Dettoni
‘Scarcity problems will emerge in 2015, and intensify from 2020 onwards.’

A New Dawn for Afghanistan?
May 19, 2014

A New Dawn for Afghanistan?

By Sanjay Kumar
Despite political uncertainty, a new optimism is becoming evident among the people of Afghanistan.
How Iran’s Upcoming Election Drives Nuclear Diplomacy
April 24, 2014

How Iran’s Upcoming Election Drives Nuclear Diplomacy

By Daniel Berman
Iran’s future hangs on the Assembly of Experts election in 2016. For that reason, so do the P5+1 negotiations.

The Ninja Miners of Mongolia
April 21, 2014

The Ninja Miners of Mongolia

By Alvaro Laiz and David Rengel/TransterraMedia
A look at the harsh life of the "ninja" miners of Mongolia.
Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan
April 20, 2014

Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan

By Arwin Rahi
Talk of a new regional force is unrealistic. There is only one way to keep the peace after 2014.

Kazakhstan Opposition Fears Ukraine's "Russian Spring"
April 12, 2014

Kazakhstan Opposition Fears Ukraine's "Russian Spring"

By Ryskeldi Satke
Many Kazakhs worry about Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and what it means for their own country’s relations with Russia.

Afghan Stability: New Equations
April 09, 2014

Afghan Stability: New Equations

By SK Chatterji
With the NATO drawdown, Afghanistan’s neighbors will have a growing role to play in the country’s stability.

Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
April 06, 2014

Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?

By Trevor Hollingsbee
The Iranian navy has a growing presence in Asia, a development many in the region could welcome.
Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
April 05, 2014

Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat

By Rajeev Agrawal
In the election run-up, the Taliban has increasingly set the agenda in the region with a spate of high-profile attacks.

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