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Eurasian Economic Union

Kyrgyz President Raises Labor Mobility Issues in Moscow

Kyrgyz President Raises Labor Mobility Issues in Moscow

By Catherine Putz
At a Eurasian Economic Union meeting, sandwiched between Putin’s fifth inauguration and the nationalistic May 9 display, the Kyrgyz president raised concerns about labor mobility in the EAEU.

Why Is the Eurasian Economic Union Broken?

Why Is the Eurasian Economic Union Broken?

By Elvira Aidarkhanova
The EAEU is largely ineffective in terms of economic cooperation and integration, which are paradoxically its very reasons for being.
Who Benefits From the Eurasian Economic Union?

Who Benefits From the Eurasian Economic Union?

By Elvira Aidarkhanova
Russia needs the support of its "old friends" more than ever and views the EAEU as a vehicle for that support.

Anatomy of a Sausage Scandal in Kyrgyzstan

Anatomy of a Sausage Scandal in Kyrgyzstan

By Colleen Wood
Industrialized meat processing is inherently a messy business. In Kyrgyzstan, the politics of regulating the food supply and flows of trade can be just as messy. 

Putin to Visit Kyrgyzstan for EAEU Summit

Putin to Visit Kyrgyzstan for EAEU Summit

By Catherine Putz
Authorities in the Kyrgyz capital extended a ban on protests that’s been in place most of the year, hoping to head off any trouble when Putin (and Mirziyoyev) come to town.

Does the Eurasian Economic Union Have a Place in Central Asia’s Future?

Does the Eurasian Economic Union Have a Place in Central Asia’s Future?

By Ali Koseoglu
While Russian political and military influence is dwindling, does a Russian-designed economic union have a chance to survive within the changing geopolitics of Central Asia?

Can the Eurasian Economic Union Survive Putin?

Can the Eurasian Economic Union Survive Putin?

By Catherine Putz
If the EAEU is simply an economic project, the current circumstances will strain its relevance as members suffer the consequences of close ties to the Russian economy.
What Will Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Mean for China’s Belt and Road?

What Will Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Mean for China’s Belt and Road?

By Mohammadbagher Forough
Exploring the geoeconomic implications for the BRI and other Eurasian economic and infrastructure initiatives.

Has Labor Migration to Russia Improved for Kyrgyz?

Has Labor Migration to Russia Improved for Kyrgyz?

By Aziza Shamyrbekova
Accession to the Eurasian Economic Union provided some relief to Kyrgyz migrant workers, but difficulties remain. 

Uzbekistan Still Contemplating Eurasian Economic Union Membership

Uzbekistan Still Contemplating Eurasian Economic Union Membership

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent is taking its time, slowly moving toward EAEU membership and perhaps hoping to carve out exceptions in exchange for joining.

Kazakhstan: Please Don’t ‘Politicize’ the Eurasian Economic Union

Kazakhstan: Please Don’t ‘Politicize’ the Eurasian Economic Union

By Catherine Putz
Let’s keep to discussions about trade, okay?
Mirziyoyev Asks EAEU for Benefits Up Front 

Mirziyoyev Asks EAEU for Benefits Up Front 

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan is an observer in the Eurasian Economic Union, but in a recent speech it’s clear Tashkent wants to see the benefits of membership before making the leap.

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