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Iran and the Islamic Finance Crown
June 16, 2015
Iran and the Islamic Finance Crown
Could an Iranian financial comeback challenge Sunni dominance of global Islamic finance?
Iran and the Islamic Finance Crown
The S-300: Game-Changing Weapon or Diplomatic Bargaining Chip?
June 14, 2015
The S-300: Game-Changing Weapon or Diplomatic Bargaining Chip?
Russia has announced it will supply the missile system to Iran, but Moscow may have another objective in mind.
The S-300: Game-Changing Weapon or Diplomatic Bargaining Chip?
Unequal Partners: China and Russia in Eurasia
June 03, 2015
Unequal Partners: China and Russia in Eurasia
China and Russia are stepping up their collaboration, even as they compete for regional primacy.
Unequal Partners: China and Russia in Eurasia
The View from Tehran
May 29, 2015
The View from Tehran
In Tehran, domestic hardliners and moderates are debating the nuclear issue, and the future of Iranian foreign policy.
The View from Tehran
Central Asia’s Future: Three Powers, Three Visions
May 25, 2015
Central Asia’s Future: Three Powers, Three Visions
China, Russia and the U.S. each have visions to connect Central Asia with the rest of Eurasia.
Central Asia’s Future: Three Powers, Three Visions
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics
May 05, 2015
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics
Nazarbayev’s overwhelming victory notwithstanding, change is taking place in Kazakhstan.
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics
No Surprises in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
April 27, 2015
No Surprises in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
Stability triumphs over reform, as Karimov and Nazarbayev retain power in Central Asia.
No Surprises in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
A Kyrgyz Family in the Islamic State
April 21, 2015
A Kyrgyz Family in the Islamic State
A family leaves home in Kyrgyzstan to join the Islamic State. Tragedy ensues.
A Kyrgyz Family in the Islamic State
The Limitations of the Iran Deal
April 12, 2015
The Limitations of the Iran Deal
A nuclear agreement is great, but Tehran will continue to have an adversarial, hostile relationship with the West.
The Limitations of the Iran Deal
China, Russia and the Tussle for Influence in Kazakhstan
March 23, 2015
China, Russia and the Tussle for Influence in Kazakhstan
The two powers are pursuing competing interests in Central Asia.
China, Russia and the Tussle for Influence in Kazakhstan
Mongolia’s Dubious Merchant Navy
March 20, 2015
Mongolia’s Dubious Merchant Navy
The country risks serious damage to its reputation with its questionable maritime activities.
Mongolia’s Dubious Merchant Navy
<i>Silk Road Reporters</i>: An Independent News Site for Central Asia?
March 11, 2015
Silk Road Reporters: An Independent News Site for Central Asia?
Why a new site covering Central Asia might not be all that it seems.
Silk Road Reporters: An Independent News Site for Central Asia?
Netanyahu’s Faulty Case to the U.S. Congress
March 07, 2015
Netanyahu’s Faulty Case to the U.S. Congress
For the Israeli Prime Minister, compromise isn’t an option.
Netanyahu’s Faulty Case to the U.S. Congress
Uzbekistan: Karimov’s Impending, Unconstitutional Reelection
February 28, 2015
Uzbekistan: Karimov’s Impending, Unconstitutional Reelection
Domestic and international dynamics suggest Karimov will again run for president, and win.
Uzbekistan: Karimov’s Impending, Unconstitutional Reelection
Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Gold Mine
February 19, 2015
Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Gold Mine
Allegations of torture are only the latest scandal to be associated with the troubled Kumtor Gold Mine.
Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Gold Mine
The Russian-Iranian Military Agreement: Another Perspective
February 16, 2015
The Russian-Iranian Military Agreement: Another Perspective
Could oil price fears be driving Moscow to play the role of spoiler?
The Russian-Iranian Military Agreement: Another Perspective
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