January 11, 2022
China and Russia Both Benefit From the CSTO Intervention in Kazakhstan
By Luke Botting
Far from causing friction, Russia’s intervention in Kazakhstan shows the durability of the Sino-Russian relationship.
January 09, 2020
Security at the Core of Senior US Diplomat’s Visit to Tajikistan
By Catherine Putz
Regional cooperation and security were the top-line items of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells’ recent trek to Tajikistan.
September 16, 2016
What Central Asia Means to the United States
By Joshua Walker and Kevin Kearney
From the Great Game to the final frontier, Central Asia takes on new importance in a rapidly shrinking world.
July 12, 2016
Is SCO Expansion a Good Thing?
By Raffaello Pantucci
"The SCO was already having difficulty crafting an identity and practical ideology with 6 member states, let alone 8."
June 30, 2016
A Trafficking-Terrorism Nexus in Central Asia
By Mariya Y. Omelicheva and Lawrence Markowitz
"The nexus is a 21st century challenge for Central Asia that requires concerted national and international efforts."
June 23, 2016
Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?
By Rajorshi Roy
Domestic discontent and economic hardship put Central Asia's regimes at risk.
May 11, 2016
The Implications of Tightening Russia-Uzbekistan Ties
By Samuel Ramani
By improving frosty relations with Tashkent, Moscow can boost its leverage over Central Asia as a whole.
September 13, 2014
The New, Improved Shanghai Cooperation Organization
By Shannon Tiezzi
China's ambitious goals for the SCO are helped by the imminent addition of three new members.
July 25, 2014
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Central Asian Security
By Amit R. Saksena
Structural and policy problems prevent the SCO from being an effective Central Asian security organization.
December 03, 2013
Central Asia: Dim Security Prospects Ahead?
By Georgiy Voloshin
As U.S. interest in the region wanes, the prospects for Central Asia security are uncertain at best.