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.
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.
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.
May 20, 2014
Is Ulaanbaatar Running Out of Water?
By Jacopo Dettoni
‘Scarcity problems will emerge in 2015, and intensify from 2020 onwards.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.