A Financial Alliance Won’t Help China and Russia Dethrone the US Dollar
By Francis Shin
Even a joint effort from China and Russia won’t be enough to shield them from U.S. economic influence.
Amid Economic Woes, Kazakhstan Loosens Grip on Currency
By Catherine Putz
Astana is moving toward a free-floating currency, but that's still a few years away.
Central Asia's Ruble Awakening
By Ankit Panda
The ruble's collapse is a wake-up call for Central Asia's economies: the only way out is to look away from Moscow.
North Korea-Russia Trade Takes Another Step
By Tae-jun Kang
Russia's government confirms that North Korea's main bank is now accepting rubles.
More Evidence of Economic Slowdown in Central Asia
By Casey Michel
The sanctions on Russia continue to have significant repercussions for its neighbors.