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Central Asia Sides With Russia in UN Human Rights Council Vote
April 08, 2022

Central Asia Sides With Russia in UN Human Rights Council Vote

By Catherine Putz
The resolution to expel Russia passed, but the region’s vote against it highlights the difficulty and complexity of Central Asia's position. 

What Does Russia’s Ukraine Invasion Mean for Central Asia?
March 16, 2022

What Does Russia’s Ukraine Invasion Mean for Central Asia?

Asel Doolotkeldieva, Bruce Pannier, Temur Umarov, and Colleen Wood discuss the economic, political, and diplomatic fallout for Central Asia.
Ukraine: The View From Central Asia
March 01, 2022

Ukraine: The View From Central Asia

By Umida Hashimova
The Central Asian states were caught off guard by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Responses have varied from silence to concern to outright support.

Challenging the Central Asian Migrant Myth: Separation and Radicalization
April 06, 2017

Challenging the Central Asian Migrant Myth: Separation and Radicalization

By Catherine Putz
Sergey Abashin, a noted migration scholar, challenged the usual Muslim migrant worker story at a recent talk.

Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
March 01, 2017

Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit

By Catherine Putz
No huge headlines emerged from the trip, which was a walk down familiar paths and repetition of familiar phrases.

Donald Trump and Central Asia's 'Great Game'
November 16, 2016

Donald Trump and Central Asia's 'Great Game'

By Ario Bimo Utomo
How will Donald Trump's election affect the balance of power in Central Asia?

Imperial Twilight: Images from the Last Years of the Russian Empire
May 27, 2016

Imperial Twilight: Images from the Last Years of the Russian Empire

By Catherine Putz
Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky wanted to capture the empire in color. His photographs are among the last of Imperial Russia.
Is 2016 Going to Be Pivotal for Central Asia’s Pipeline Powers?
January 30, 2016

Is 2016 Going to Be Pivotal for Central Asia’s Pipeline Powers?

By Catherine Putz
Considering new regional dynamics and more: recommended reads

The Limits of Collective Security in Eurasia
December 24, 2015

The Limits of Collective Security in Eurasia

By Evan Gottesman
Divergent interests in Russia’s dispute with Turkey and Armenia’s conflict with Azerbaijan restrict the CSTO.

Russia's Putin Finds Time for Central Asia Amid Birthday Celebrations
October 08, 2015

Russia's Putin Finds Time for Central Asia Amid Birthday Celebrations

By Catherine Putz
Between airstrikes on Syria and ice hockey, Russian President Vladimir Putin made time for his Central Asian allies.

Russia Continues Inflating the ISIS Threat in Central Asia
September 24, 2015

Russia Continues Inflating the ISIS Threat in Central Asia

By Casey Michel
ISIS is recruiting around the world, but Russian rhetoric boosts the threat of ISIS to the region beyond reality.
CSTO Gathers in Tajikistan, Talks ISIS
September 15, 2015

CSTO Gathers in Tajikistan, Talks ISIS

By Catherine Putz
Could Russian troops return to the Tajik-Afghan border? Only if asked.

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